Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Pharmaceutical Cybersecurity.

The International Society of Automation (ISA) will be holding an invitation-only meeting of top pharmaceutical industry executives on 16 May 2017 to assess industrial cybersecurity challenges facing this automation industry sector and to examine strategies for solving them.

The meeting event, “Pharmaceutical Cybersecurity Convocation: A Critical Executive Dialogue,” will be held in conjunction with ISA’s Food & Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID) Symposium.

According to Patrick J. Gouhin, ISA Executive Director & CEO: “In this strategic conversation, we hope to educate each other to the concerns regarding threats and risk mitigation, and identify corporate challenges toward an ongoing interactive network. The dialogue will aim to focus on the collective interests/challenges of the industry as a whole, and what can be done to ensure a safe, secure, efficient and productive sector, as it relates to the future of automation and its impact on business for years to come.”

ISA has been at the vanguard of global initiatives to protect industrial automation and control systems (IACS) from potentially catastrophic industrial cyberattack through the development of its ISA99 (ISA/IEC 62443) series of IACS security standards.

Regarded as the world’s only consensus-based series of industrial security standards, ISA/IEC 62443 protects IACS through a lifecycle that integrates design, implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement.

As a flexible framework for addressing IACS security weaknesses across all key industry sectors, the ISA/IEC 62443 series are integral components of the US government’s current and future plans to combat industrial cyberattack.

“Pharmaceutical Cybersecurity Convocation: A Critical Executive Dialogue”
The preliminary agenda, outlined below, features industrial cybersecurity experts and leaders from ISA as well as from government and industry groups.

Welcome Introduction
Steve Pflantz, 2017 ISA President

Executive Overview
Patrick J. Gouhin, ISA Executive Director & CEO

Issues of National Security
Adam Sedgewick (invited), National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
IACS and ISA/IEC 62443 standards
Eric Cosman, ISA Executive Board & Co-Chair, ISA99 Committee

Open Architecture
Dennis Brandl and Jim Hietela (invited), The Open Group 
Critical Challenges: A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Patrick J. Gouhin, ISA Executive Director & CEO
Panelists include:
Eric Cosman, ISA Executive Board & Co-Chair, ISA99 Committee
Dennis Brandl, The Open Group
Doug Wylie (invited), SANS Institute
Andy Chatcha (invited), ARC Advisory Group

Closing & Continuing the Conversation
Bill Joss, ISA Senior Business Development Manager

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