ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
InTech Magazine and CITGO Kick Off Cyber Security Blog
Research Triangle Park, NC (3 May 2007) - ISA's InTech magazine and the CITGO - Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex are starting a Web log (blog) that will cover CITGO's design and implementation of their facility's "more secure process control network."
The CITGO plant, fourth largest refinery in the U.S., is at the early stages of the project. The plant issued a request for information (RFI) in February.
"We have the unique opportunity to experience the entire process, from bid to startup. It's going to offer valuable technical exposure for automation, systems, and networking engineers," said moderator and InTech magazine Senior Technical Editor Nicholas Sheble.
"I fully support the idea of InTech magazine and ISA being involved during this upgrade process at CITGO. We consider ISA to be our primary source of information, standards, and guidelines for all things in instrumentation and control, and I'm looking forward to ISA's development of the same level of standards with regard to cyber security issues," said Scott Garvie, manager of CITGO's automation department.
The URL for reading, posting, and participating in the blog is www.isa.org/intech/blog-citgo. The blog serves as a companion blog to the InTech magazine Talk to me blog at http://www.isa.org/intech/blog/.
"We welcome the automation and cyber security communities to participate in this blog with commentary and discussion," said Sheble. "This is a great opportunity for the industry to look at an important issue up close."
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).