Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cyber Security Awareness Webinar

There is an interesting posting over on about an industrial control system cyber security webinar that will be held later this month. The webinar is being sponsored by the Automation Federation and is being run by ISA. The presenter will be Matt Luallen, a co-founder of Encari an information security consulting company. The webinar starts at 11:00 am EST on November 19th. Registration ends on November 18th. There appears to be some confusion about who may attend. The ISA web site shows two pricings for the web cast, $195 for ISA members and $225 for non-members. Unfortunately the link to the registration page takes you through an ISA sign-on page that requires having a member or customer number and password. There is a link to ‘create an account’ with ISA, but it seems to request too much information for my personal security tastes. I haven’t seen any ISA presentations, but they are a ‘respected’ organization in the industrial automation field. This should be a good, informative presentation, and the price appears to be reasonable for corporate education purposes. Still if I were setting this up for ‘my’ high-risk chemical facility, I would sign on to the webinar from a facility conference room and have the entire security management team sit through the presentation. If any reader does participate, I would appreciate hearing some feedback. I would like to share such evaluations, for this and any other chemical security related seminar, with my readers.

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