exida Recorded Webinars

Integration of Automation Lifecycles

Recording Date: December 2017

How Functional Safety, Cybersecurity, and Alarm Management Work Together.

Functional Safety standards have addressed how hazards and their risks are to be analyzed and protected against, as well as how the effectiveness of the protection must be evaluated and maintained.

With the use of PLC based systems, the ease of generating alarms has increased significantly and alarm floods are common in most plants. Alarm management standards are addressing concepts of rationalization and prioritization.

With advancements in automation the threats of cyber-attacks and cybersecurity incidents has presented itself. Cybersecurity standards are being written to address these issues both from a manufacturer as well as a user perspective. The most effective method for developing a streamlined work process is the creation of a cohesive lifecycle that addresses all automation requirements.

This pulls from the functional safety, cybersecurity and alarm management lifecycles to create one unified approach to safety and security.

This presentation will address a combined lifecycle approach while using common automation examples to enhance the importance of the integration of the respective automation needs.

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About the Presenter:

Kate Hildenbrandt

Kate Hildenbrandt Kate Hildenbrandt works for exida as a Product Manager, responsible for the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for exSILentia software and associated products as well as development of customer accounts and outbound marketing activities. She is also focused on providing training and application support to new and existing customers utilizing exSILentia®. She graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. She has over 8 years of professional experience in the gases and chemicals industry, with roles in Process Safety, Project Management, Plant Process Engineering and Project Development.