Cybersecurity for Control Systems in Discrete Automation (European Session)


Attacks to your production system may happen at any time and at any level – from outside as well as from inside. Which concepts and measures exist to protect your assets efficiently from software attacks?

The ISA99 standards development committee brings together industrial cyber security experts from across the globe to develop ISA standards on industrial automation and control systems security. German-based Siemens AG is a leading provider of automation equipment, global manufacturing company with close to 300 factories and provider of Industrial Security Services.ISA99 /62443 Committee Co-Chair Eric Cosman and Siemens Plant Security Services PSSO Robert Thompson are here to present to you the current threat landscape and key steps you can take to protect your critical assets in motion control and discrete automation. Questions will be answered live.


  • Robert Thompson

    With over 10 years’ experience in the Automation field Robert has been active in all areas from Factory Automation to Process Automation regarding the security needs of customers. Robert has addressed a wide range of topics ranging from Secure Remote Access, Industrial Security Monitoring, Endpoint Protection and IEC 62443 assessments. Robert also has the responsibility of Product & Solution Security Officer for Siemens Plant Security Services. This ranges from risk analysis, vulnerability handling, as well as security trainings.

  • Eric Cosman

    Eric has over 35 years experience in the management of process automation related technology and solutions in the process industries. He retired as a Manufacturing and Engineering Fellow from the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan. While with Dow, his responsibilities included system architecture definition and design, technology management and integration planning for manufacturing systems globally.

    Eric has held positions in both Canada and the United States, with assignments in Process Engineering, Process Systems Software Development, Telecommunications, Automation Architecture and Consulting.

January 11, 2018
Thu 8:00 AM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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