Cyber Security Primer for Legacy Process Plant Operation

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Please plan to attend this meeting of the Industry Applications Society (IAS). The speaker will be Chet Sandberg, Principal at C L Sandberg & Associates.


The military has identified five “domains” for defense. The original three, land, sea and air are now joined by space and cyber. Cyber Security has significant ramifications in process plants, electrical generation systems, electrical grids and other systems using legacy systems control systems such as Modbus and SNMP. Originally these systems used RS 232, RS 422 and RS 488; these were “secure” because they were hardwired. This talk gives an overview of current implementations of legacy protocols and hardware with a focus on cyber security aspects given the new wireless additions to the legacy systems. Information Technology (IT) has intersected with Control Technology (CT) in many industrial applications within the IAS scope.

 

The IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) requires significant merging of the IT and OT. This talk will look at the ramifications of the merge and highlight some “hacker” attack techniques and tools. It gives an initial review of where a process engineer or plant IT engineer should look.

 

 



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  • Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane
  • Pleasant Hill, California
  • United States 94523

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  • Starts 06 April 2018 11:50 AM
  • Ends 15 May 2018 05:50 PM
  • All times are America/Los_Angeles


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Cyber Security Primer for Legacy Process Plant Operation

The military has identified five “domains” for defense. The original three, land, sea and air are now joined by space and cyber. Cyber Security has significant ramifications in process plants, electrical generation systems, electrical grids and other systems using legacy systems control systems such as Modbus and SNMP. Originally these systems used RS 232, RS 422 and RS 488; these were “secure” because they were hardwired. This talk gives an overview of current implementations of legacy protocols and hardware with a focus on cyber security aspects given the new wireless additions to the legacy systems. Information Technology (IT) has intersected with Control Technology (CT) in many industrial applications within the IAS scope.

 

The IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) requires significant merging of the IT and OT. This talk will look at the ramifications of the merge and highlight some “hacker” attack techniques and tools. It gives an initial review of where a process engineer or plant IT engineer should look.

Biography:

Chet Sandberg received a BS degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He joined the Raychem Corporation where he managed technology projects for 30 years. Chet then managed the development of a downhole self-regulating electrical heater technology for Shell Oil in Houston for 7 years. He then founded C L Sandberg & Associates, a consulting company for mechanical and electrical engineering as well as expert witness consultations. He has been associated with electrical energy storage projects at EPRI, ESA, Sandia and PNNL as well as providing due diligence expertise to venture capital and private equity companies on their technical prospective investments.

 

Chet holds two Professional Engineering Licenses in the State of California, has been awarded 35 patents and has published over 70 technical papers on electric heat tracing, energy storage and usage, ground fault technology, fiber optics, sensor technology and personal computers as design tools. He is a member of the NFPA National Electrical Code Panel 17.  Chet was honored by the IEEE by being elevated to their highest member level of IEEE Fellow. Chet is also a Senior Member of ISA, a member of ASME, NFPA, and SPE.





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Zio Fraedos

611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Call 925-933-9091 if you need directions.

No-host social at 5:30 pm; Presentation at 6:15pm; Dinner at 7:15 pm;

Please make reservations by May 14 by contacting Luis Soria via email: lmsq@pge.com  or telephone: (415) 793-7909

The cost of dinner is $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members;

$30 for non-members.

 



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