October 2015

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HP Automation Safety: Ensure the safety and security of industrial control systems

Process safety and cyber security are distinctly different disciplines, but there is now a growing realization within the downstream automation sector that they are related.

Cosman, E. C., ARC Advisory Group

Process safety and cyber security are distinctly different disciplines, but there is growing realization that they are related. Specifically, today’s industrial organizations face the common imperative of determining the appropriate response for each combination of desired security and safety for various parts of their industrial control systems. International committees responsible for standards such as Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Systems for Use in Process Safety Applications, and Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security, are collaborating to develop information in this area that will appear in their respective standards (ISA84 and ISA-62443). In the meantime,

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