The symposium committee is pleased to announce that Bryan Singer from Kenexis Consulting Corporation will be our invited speaker on SCADA security for the 2012 WWAC symposium. He will be presenting a talk that gives an overview of the ISA99 family of automation security standards and how to effectively apply them to your facilities.
Bryan is the founding chairman and now co-chairman of the ISA99, Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security Standards Committee, a standards body focusing on the security issues of the control systems environments. He has recently co-authored the book “Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems: SCADA, DCS, PLC, HMI, and SIS” and is a regular speaker on cybersecurity, industrial networks and effectively deploying SCADA technology.
The move to using open standards such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, and web technologies in SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems exposes these systems to the same types of cyberattacks that have plagued the IT world. Worse, such attacks have previously been shown to cause physical impacts to the process including shutdowns, performance delays, and possibly even dangerous failures. Addressing these challenges is a complex task involving both IT and engineering skills, and the adaptation of engineering disciplines to assure the design, implementation, and maintenance of industrial systems is resilient to cyberattacks. Bryan”s talk will provide a brief overview how the ISA99 “Industrial Automation and Control systems Security” standards represent a key tool in addressing these challenges, are and how they can be used by SCADA/DCS professionals in the municipal water and wastewater sectors.
Bryan Singer, CISM, CISSP is the principal security consultant with Kenexis Consulting Corporation and vice-president of Kenexis Security Corporation. He has over 20 years of experience in information technology security including 11years specializing in industrial automation and control systems security, critical infrastructure protection, computer and ICS forensics, and counter-terrorism. Mr. Singer’s background focuses on software development, network design, information security, and industrial security. He is the founding chairman and now co-chairman of ISA99, Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security Standards Committee, a standards body focusing on the security issues of the control systems environments. Mr. Singer has a Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Information Systems from Phoenix University, and holds the CISSP, CAP, CISM certifications.
More information can be found at Bryan Singer’s cyber seminar overview