• June 29, 2023
  • Association News

ISA Pub Hub: Member Access to a Wealth of Technical Content

Screenshot of the ISA Pub Hub.
ISA has introduced the ISA Pub Hub, a new ISA Member benefit. Pub Hub provides access to valuable technical information including ISA standards, best practices and technical reports, InTech magazine archives, white papers, webinars, e-books, e-magazines, and more.

Content is organized in a user-friendly format, so it’s easy to browse, search, and navigate. You can highlight important information, make annotations, and even save files for offline use. The Pub Hub is accessible on both desktop and mobile devices.

ISA Connect Wins Award for Best Community Design

ISA is proud to announce that its member community and discussion platform—ISA Connect—has won the prestigious Best Community Design Award from platform vendor Higher Logic. Launched in 2020 and updated in July 2022, ISA Connect is built upon the Higher Logic Thrive platform, used by many different associations across industry sectors. What makes the ISA Connect design and implementation stand out is its visual and experiential integration with other ISA web properties.

ISA has created an experience that earns continuous positive feedback from its members on ease and usability. “If you need to find an answer to a technical problem at your work, the right place to go is the Technical Discussion Forum on ISA Connect,” says ISA Past President Carlos Mandolesi.

With an international membership base of nearly 14,000 automation professionals, ISA needed a platform that could bring its diverse community together for high-quality and engaging technical discussions. “ISA Connect is a trusted resource I can count on to provide reliable, unbiased answers and views on any automation-related topic, including control, safety, cybersecurity, and digital transformation,” says ISA Treasurer Steve Mustard.

“The member home page is a great one stop shop for all of my ISA involvements,” says Marybeth Ramey, an Automation and Process Control Engineer at Celanese Engineered Materials. “The feed brings together updates from all the communities I am in and makes it easy to navigate wherever I need to go.”

OT Cybersecurity Summit Successfully Debuts

Group portrait from the OT Cybersecurity Summit.
From left to right: Steve Mustard, ISA Treasurer and ISA OT Cybersecurity Summit conference committee chair; Cheri Caddy, Deputy Assistant National Cyber Director, The White House; Megan Samford, Vice President and Chief Product Security Officer for energy management at Schneider Electric; and Dr. David Cameron, Lord Provost of Aberdeen.
ISA chose Aberdeen, Scotland, as the launch venue for its Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity Summit given the city’s strategic position in the energy sector. The Summit brought together in-person and online attendees to discuss where vulnerabilities lie and to gain insight into better protection for themselves and their companies.

After two days of cybersecurity training, the conference welcomed Aberdeen Lord Provost Dr. David Cameron as well as keynote speakers Cheri Caddy, deputy director at the US Office of the National Cyber Director, and Megan Samford, VP and chief product security officer–Energy Management from Schneider Electric. They were joined by subject matter experts from the US and UK who presented real-world applications of ISA/IEC 62443, the world’s only consensus-based automation and control systems cybersecurity standards.

Commenting on the success of the event, Claire Fallon, ISA Executive Director, said: “Attracting more than 120 in-person and online delegates to our first-ever UK event of this kind is a clear demonstration of the appetite which exists for learning and networking opportunities focused on cybersecurity in operational technology environments.”

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