International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Bernard H. Penney
ISA's 2009 Industrial Automation Safety and Security Symposium wraps up
Research Triangle Park, NC (24 June 2009) – The 2009 Industrial Automation Safety and Security Symposium, sponsored by the ISA Safety Division, successfully wrapped up its event in Houston, TX, at the Marriott Houston Hobby Airport on 23 April.
The event, previously known as the ISA Safety Division Symposium, proved successful in merging the two topics of safety and security into one event as several synergies and overlaps occur in the workplace between the two areas.
This year's symposium addressed technical and business issues associated with identifying and mitigating safety hazards in industrial environments. A technical focus on cyber security threats to industrial environments was also discussed. Jonathan Pollet and Ty Bodell, with Red Tiger Security presented a "Live Demonstration of Loss/Manipulation of View and Denial of Control." Other presentations included "Industrial Networking—Designing for Safety and Security" led by Brad Hegrat, Rockwell Automation, "Integration of Safety Lifecycle Tools Improves Safety and Reduces Engineering and Commissioning Costs" by Charlie Fialkowski, Siemens, and "Security Assurance Level Methodology—a SIL approach to Security" presented by Bryan Singer, Kenexis Security Corporation and Eric Cosman, Dow Chemical Company. A roundtable discussion moderated by Graham Speake, BP, concluded the one-day symposium.
For more information about ISA's division symposia, visit www.isa.org/divisions or call (919) 549-8411.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (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 North America. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).