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Hazardex 2018 Conference - 20. When safety meets security - Combining the best of both worlds

31 January 2018

Rob Turner - Advanced Solutions Consultant, Yokogawa. 
Thurs 10.15 – 10.55: Seminar room

The latest edition of IEC 61511-1 “Functional Safety – Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry Sector” requires that the existing risk assessment process for a safety instrumented system should also now include an assessment of cyber security vulnerabilities.

At first sight this might appear to be an additional burden for the process industries and an intrusion into the jurisdiction of IEC 62443 which already covers the security of these systems. And yet these two standards might not be so far apart in their approach.

This presentation explores:
1)  The need for a tie between safety and security for industrial control systems, and safety
instrumented systems in particular.
2)  The areas of common ground between IEC 61511 (functional safety) and IEC 62443 (industrial cyber security).
3)  How to potentially combine the best of both standards and achieve a control network that is safely secure, and securely safe.

Rob Turner is the Team Lead for Yokogawa’s Advanced Solutions group in the UK and a practising consultant in industrial cyber security. In a career spanning over 35 years Rob has been actively engaged as both an engineer and a technical consultant in control, automation and industrial IT.

He has been involved in industrial network security since before it became a major issue and is currently engaged in gap assessments and improvement planning for clients in numerous industry sectors. At the beginning of 2017, he became a qualified Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (aka GICSP) through the SANS Institute.

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