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Wurldtech Launches Online Security Training

With increased connectivity and complexity within industrial organizations, an effective cyber security strategy for operational environments requires common understanding of best practices, awareness of emerging threats and attention to existing vulne …

Security Training, Certificate Program

There is a new ISA/IEC 62443-based cybersecurity training and certificate program. The aeSolutions program, created after working with ISA (the International Society of Automation) helps industrial IT and industrial control systems professionals improv …

CCPS Process Safety Certification Created

The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) created a new professional designation for engineers and practitioners working in the chemicals, petrochemicals and affiliated industries. The new des …

Rubber Maker Stays SHARP

Rubber product maker Essentra Specialty Tapes of Forest Park, IL, knew over a decade ago, safety was a vital element for the company moving forward. Like any manufacturer, the company suffered accidents, but management knew they had to cut down on inci …

UL Unveils ‘Cybersecurity Assurance Program’

Global safety science provider, Underwriter Laboratories (UL), unveiled its new Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP). UL CAP uses the UL 2900 series of standards to offer testable cyber security criteria for network-connectable products and systems …

Process Safety: Hot Work, Flammable Gases

Just over nine years ago three contract workers were installing a pipe between two oil production tanks at the Partridge-Raleigh oilfield in Mississippi when welding sparks ignited flammable vapor that was escaping from an open-ended pipe near the weld …

Process Safety: Shutdown Failures

It was over 20 years ago when an ammonium nitrate explosion at Terra Industries in Iowa left 4 dead and 18 injured. The incident showed major issues in the process safety management (PSM) regimen during a shutdown. While this tragic incident happened o …

Process Safety: Lessons Learned

When it comes to safety incidents, there are the huge incidents that live on forever like Bhopal, India or BP Texas City to name a few. But then there are the small incidents that go relatively unnoticed, but prove to be great learning experiences. In …

More Funding for Marine Disaster Training

BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill on April 20, 2010 was the largest disaster of its kind in history and its negative impact on the economy ran in the tens of billions of dollars and caused irreversible damage to the environment. To help preventable disa …

Safety Reliability Book Released

Safety services, certification and products provider, exida, released its “Safety Equipment Reliability Handbook (SERH) – 4th Edition,” a hard copy of the SERH database with equipment item reliability data. The SERH database provides a collection of fa …

IL Recycler Creates Safety Culture

Lisa Dunn knew to improve safety at an Illinois scrap metal company she would need to find a way to involve employees in developing a more collaborative safety culture. When workers would hear the safety manager at Becker Iron and Metal droning on abou …

Kaspersky, ISA Team for Security Training

Kaspersky Lab and the International Society of Automation (ISA) will launch a joint education initiative aimed at raising the awareness of cyberthreats to industrial automation equipment operators. As part of the initiative, the Kaspersky Industrial Pr …

SANS Course Focuses on Silent Attackers

Once a bad guy gets in to a network there is a strong stealth-like capability where he or she can go undetected for years. Stuxnet was a perfect case in point. As ISSSource reported, Stuxnet was a comprehensive U.S.-Israeli program designed to disrupt …

New CFSE Cybersecurity Certifications

The Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) Program introduced new ICS cybersecurity personnel certification specialties: The Certified Automation Cybersecurity Expert (CACE) and Certified Automation Cybersecurity Specialist (CACS). These certificati …

Auto Parts Mfg Safety Program

It is one thing to work in a safety vacuum, where safety hazards are rampant and risk is abundant. It is another to do something about it as there is a free three-hour seminar designed to help auto parts suppliers reduce workplace exposures to safety h …

Infrared Gas Detector Safety Certified

The Riken Keiki SD-1RI Infrared Gas Detector earned certification for functional safety, ensuring that it meets the functional safety requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 capability per IEC 61508: 2010. Certification came via safety certific …

Employee Training Boosts Security

Employee training is the top way to beef up their corporate information security, according to a just released survey. The survey, based on 2,400 chief information officers (CIOs) with 100 or more employees, shows how internal workers are still the lar …

Safety through Realistic Training

Operator safety training environment got a boost last week when Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) released its UniSim Competency Suite, which looks to hike operator competency through realistic training experiences for console and field operators in th …

Cyber Lab Available for Training

Cyber security research and training just kicked it up a notch. That is because Iowa State University is making a smaller version of its Cyber Defense Competitions available to across the country for free. RELATED STORIES Siemens: Security Lifecycle Pl …

Schneider FCP280 Earns ISASecure Certification

Schneider Electric Field Control Processor 280 gained ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification via the accredited test lab at exida. The Field Control Processor 280 is Schneider Electric’s first product to gain certification to …

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