ISA Expo 2007: Cybersecurity, software advances, links to other coverage

Cybersecurity and software were among many automation, controls, and instrumentation topics discussed during opening day here at ISA Expo 2007: ISA is finalizing a distribution agreement for what it touts as “a critical infrastructure cyber-security tool;” Siemens joined the ISA Security Compliance Institute as a founding member; and Iconics was among many companies making new product announcements, with products to enhance productivity, record-keeping, information integration.
By Control Engineering Staff October 3, 2007

Houston, TX —Cybersecurity and software were among many automation, controls, and instrumentation topics discussed during opening day here at

ISA Expo 2007

: ISA is finalizing a distribution agreement for what it touts as “a critical infrastructure cyber-security tool;”

Siemens

joined the ISA Security Compliance Institute as a founding member; and

Iconics

was among many companies making new product announcements, with products to enhance productivity, record-keeping, information integration.

ISA announced Oct. 2 that it is nearing completion of a non-exclusive licensing agreement to distribute and market the

Control Systems Cyber Security Self Assessment Tool (CS2SAT)

through the

ISA Security Compliance Institute

. ISA says it is the first potential distributor of the CS2SAT application due to its respected position in the automation controls community and ability to reach more than 100,000 automation professionals from key organizations via their membership roster. The CS2SAT is a desktop software tool which guides users through a step-by-step process to collect facility specific control system information, then makes appropriate recommendations for improving the system’s cyber-security posture.

Siemens announced Oct. 2 that it joined the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI). As a founding member of the ISCI, Siemens entered into a two-year commitment to provide funds and volunteer time to the institute. Additionally, Siemens will sit as a voting member on the governing board. The members of the institute will work together to develop a set of universal compliance requirements based on ISA99 and other standards. The requirements will help test and certify control systems and products, ultimately establishing an ISASecure designation. This designation will identify and promote security standards compliant products and systems.

Also read from Control Engineering :

10 Control System Security Threats

Among companies making product introductions was Iconics, which introduced its new Genesis64, a 64-bit-based HMI/SCADA suite, BizViz Productivity Analytics, and Hyper-Historian products, and reinforced its ongoing commitment to OPC technology.

Other Control Engineering ISA Expo 2007 coverage

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—Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief
Control Engineering News Desk
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