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ARC Advisory Group announces ARC European Industry Forum virtual event

ARC Advisory Group announces ARC European Industry Forum virtual event


The annual ARC European Industry Forum, “Driving Digital Transformation in Industry,” May 18-20, 2020, will move online as ARC’s first-ever virtual forum.  The event will use virtual event tools to offer live streaming of user presentations, expert panel discussions, and audience interaction.

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ISA announces Quick Start Guide: An Overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 Series of Standards

ISA announces Quick Start Guide: An Overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 Series of Standards


The guide explores how and why IT and OT/ICS need unique types of protection against cyber threats and offers recommendations on patch management.

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CMMC Academy announces CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide

CMMC Academy announces CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide


The CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide is intended to help defense suppliers understand the U.S. Department of Defense cybersecurity compliance program. The online guide is available to members of the Academy.

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ARC Advisory Group announces ARC European Industry Forum virtual event

The annual ARC European Industry Forum, “Driving Digital Transformation in Industry,” May 18-20, 2020, will move online as ARC’s first-ever virtual forum.  The event will use virtual event tools to offer live streaming of user presentations, expert panel discussions, and audience interaction.

ISA announces Quick Start Guide: An Overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 Series of Standards

The guide explores how and why IT and OT/ICS need unique types of protection against cyber threats and offers recommendations on patch management.

CMMC Academy announces CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide

The CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide is intended to help defense suppliers understand the U.S. Department of Defense cybersecurity compliance program. The online guide is available to members of the Academy.

Purdue University announces opening of SOL4CE Cyber/Cyber-Physical Laboratory

The SOL4CE (Scalable Open Laboratory for Cyber Experimentation) is a collaborative initiative between CERIAS, the interdisciplinary cyber/cyber-physical security research institute, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories.

Ponemon Institute report: Security professionals anticipate automation will reduce IT security headcount

Overall, the majority of companies (77 percent) continue to use or plan to use automation in the next three years. The biggest takeaway in this year’s study is that the majority of respondents (51 percent) now believe that automation will decrease headcount in the IT security function, an increase from 30 percent in last year’s study.

IEC standards committee SC 48B publishes IEC 63171-6 standard for Single Pair Ethernet interfaces in industrial applications

IEC 63171-6 is the international standard for Single Pair Ethernet interfaces in industrial applications. The editor is the IEC committee SC 48B copper connectors. The mating face standard IEC 63171-6 T1 Industrial Style was the first standard submitted by HARTING to SC 48B for a Single Pair Ethernet mating face as early as 2016.

TÜV Rheinland releases report: Cybersecurity Trends for 2020

The report is a collaboration between many of TÜV Rheinland‘s Cybersecurity experts globally, and discusses seven key Cybersecurity trends which will be important to be aware of in 2020. These include attacks on smart supply chains, threats to medical equipment and weaknesses in real-time operating systems.

Cimetrics announces start of Secured by Cimetrics Early Access Program

The Secured by Cimetrics Early Access Program (SbC-EA) is designed to deploy BACnet/SC and the Secured by Cimetrics (SbC) security management framework to the building automation industry.

exida joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance

ISA created the Global Cybersecurity Alliance to advance cybersecurity readiness and awareness in manufacturing and critical infrastructure facilities and processes.

Securing Industrial Operations in the Food and Beverage Industry

By Tatjana Milenovic, ABB Food & Beverage
Connected automation systems are making food and beverage manufacturing more efficient, productive and cost-effective, but this greater connectivity creates greater opportunities for agroterrorism. This article discusses the need to integrate data protection into a wider plant safety system.

ElevenPaths and Nozomi Networks partner to deliver IT and OT security services

ElevenPaths will offer Nozomi Networks’ solutions for OT cyber resiliency and real-time operational visibility to customers worldwide.

ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance announces 23 organizations as new members heading into 2020

ISAGCA is organized into four general focus areas for cybersecurity including: Awareness & Outreach; Compliance & Prevention; Education & Training; and Advocacy & Adoption.

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