Security Awareness is Key to ICS Cybersecurity

What are the top three pieces of advice you would give a CISO to make the plant OT/ICS environment more secure from cyber-attacks?  As the Chief Industrial Information Security Officer for Total Marketing and Services, Christophe Rey-herme was responsible for increasing his colleagues’ security awareness and improving security for the business. He offers this advice.1. Make everyone aware of the importance... Read more

ARC Recognizes PAS as #1 Global Alarm Management Software Provider

In the latest Alarm Management Market Research Study from ARC Advisory Group, PAS is recognized as the leading independent supplier of alarm management software and services worldwide – you can read the press release here. For the full report and purchase options, visit the ARC Advisory Group website. I am particularly thrilled by the market’s validation of our mission to support safe, secure, profitable, and... Read more

TRITON/TRISIS Emerges from Shadows Once Again

As many are aware, TRITON/TRISIS is back in the news.  Another critical infrastructure organization was infiltrated with the same penetration framework used in the original attack documented in late 2017.  In this most recent case, the framework was found on the IT network and had yet to reach the OT network. The attackers were conducting reconnaissance and were working to penetrate deeper with the goal of... Read more

Operations Risk Management

Operations Risk Management: What is Your Plant Really Doing?

Plant management sees risk control as a top priority. However, the means available are often a hodgepodge of undocumented, disconnected, and problematic methods. The good news is that new approaches and a convergence of technologies, all building on the foundation of alarm management best practices, can enable the real-time visualization and monitoring of operations risk. Now, plant operators, engineers, and managers can... Read more

Camouflage – Why Some New HMI "Improvements" Are a Step Backwards

Process Control HMI improvement continues to be a hot topic. Since PAS wrote The High Performance HMI Handbook in 2009 and the ISA-101 HMI standard was issued in 2015, many companies have revised their HMI practices, many case studies have been published, and many presentations have been given at technical conferences. Many people now “claim” to be experts in HMI design. The reality is very different.  ... Read more

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