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Eric J. Byres

Eric J. Byres

Eric Byres, CTO and VP Engineering of Tofino Security (part of Hirschmann, a Belden Brand), is a well-known industry expert in the field of industrial cybersecurity and is chair of the ISA99 Security Technologies Working Group, chair of the ISA99 Cyber Threat Gap Analysis Task Group and Canadian representative for IEC TC65/WG13, a standards effort focusing on an international framework for the protection of process facilities from cyberattack. Eric was recognized for his contributions to the automation industry when honored by the International Society of Automation as an ISA Fellow for his outstanding achievements in science and engineering.

Recent Posts:

Does IIoT Live Up to the Hype?

There sure is an awful lot of hype about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). One cannot attend...
Eric J. Byres Jul 22, 2019 9:00:46 AM

A Single Cyber Defense is the Weakest Form of Cyber Protection

Repeated cyberattacks on plant and factory infrastructure have been a real wake-up call for the indu...
Eric J. Byres Oct 21, 2013 3:15:37 PM

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