Automation Federation News Release
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Steve Mustard, industrial cybersecurity expert of the Automation Federation and ISA, selected as keynote speaker at CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (19 March 2015) –The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) has named Steve Mustard—a globally acclaimed cybersecurity expert of the Automation Federation and its founding sponsor, the International Society of Automation (ISA)—as a keynote speaker at the CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum 14-16 April 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA.

CABA, a member of the Automation Federation, is an association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies. Its April event, to be held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees for the keynote presentations and the insights provided by more than 100 subject-matter experts during workshop and breakout sessions. Also on the agenda are planned tours and various networking events and receptions.

CABA’s Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum is being co-located with the Broadband Communities Summit. All CABA Forum registrants can attend the Broadband Communities Summit sessions and workshops at no extra charge. To review the CABA Forum program, click here. For additional information, visit the conference event page.

Mustard, President and CEO of National Automation, Inc., is a UK registered Chartered Engineer and European registered Eur Ing and consultant with extensive development and management experience in real-time embedded equipment and automation systems. As an ISA99 Security Standards Committee member, he has long been involved in developing ISA industrial automation and control system (IACS) standards—currently known as ISA99/IEC 62443—and advocating for their greater implementation as a member of the Automation Federation’s Cybersecurity Committee.

Reduced registration costs for Automation Federation members

Since the Automation Federation is an endorsing organization of the CABA Forum, all Automation Federation members can register at the CABA member rate. When registering, select the Non-Member Rate and enter the following passcode: CABA2015. Click here to register. 

About CABA

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies.

The organization is supported by an international membership of nearly 400 companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members.

CABA's mandate includes providing its members with networking and market research opportunities. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives.

For more information, visit the CABA website.

About the Automation Federation

The Automation Federation is a global umbrella organization of sixteen (16) member organizations and six working groups engaged in automation activities. The Automation Federation enables its members to more effectively fulfill their missions, advance the science and engineering of automation technologies and applications, and develop the workforce needed to capitalize on the benefits of automation. The Automation Federation is the “Voice of Automation.” For more information about the Automation Federation, visit www.automationfederation.org.

About ISA

The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).