ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA EXPO 2005 Announces Manufacturing and Controls Security Forum Panelists
Research Triangle Park, NC (14 September 2005) - Evan Hand, Electrical CFL Leader at Kraft, will moderate a panel on manufacturing and controls security on 25 October at ISA EXPO 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.
With the increasing rate of virus, worm and other attacks on control systems world wide, this presentation and panel discussion will highlight what the industry is doing to improve the reliability and security of manufacturing and control systems.
The session will introduce attendees to the key principles behind security, highlight what ISA SP-99 and other industry efforts are doing to address the issues, and cover industrial trends as they relate to control system security.
The following panelists will participate in the session and be available for attendee's questions:
Rahul Bhojani, P.E., CAP
Process Control Systems Engineer
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Robert C. Webb, PE
"As the organization that helps engineering professionals solve difficult problems, we're excited to present this panel on such a vital topic," said Dale Lee, ISA Director of Convention, Education and Certification Services. "The benefits that this session will provide to our Members and attendees will enhance the entire conference."
EDITORS NOTE: Journalists and analysts are encouraged to attend ISA EXPO 2005 on a complimentary basis. To register for your press pass, visit www.isa.org/isaexpo2005/pressroom and fill out the online form. See you in Chicago!
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).
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
OMAC–The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users’ Group (www.omac.org) is an affiliate organization of ISA- The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society- and works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).