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Webinar Recording: Road to Digitalization Leads Through Cybersecurity


This ISA webinar on industrial cybersecurity was presented by Steve Mustard, cybsersecurity expert and Automation Federation Cybersecurity Committee chair, Leo Simonovich, global head of industrial cyber and digital security at Siemens Energy Inc. and Eddie Habibi, founder and CEO of PAS.


The promise is real. The age of digitalization, Industrie 4.0, and Industrial IoT-enabled smart factory will usher greater operational intelligence, more efficient production, and safer work environments. Realizing that promise means coming to terms with OT cybersecurity because the enablers of digitalization – smart sensors, ubiquitous connectivity, and remote access – are also enablers for cyberattacks.

A recent Ponemon Institute study revealed that only a third of oil and gas organizations surveyed rated their OT cyber readiness as high. With aging assets, poor security practices, and nearly a decade of bad guys learning how industrial control systems work, industry leaders are concerned about OT security challenges ahead. Now is that time for our operations and security leadership to plan and act more strategically so we can secure our digitalization future.

This ISA co-hosted webinar focuses on how industry must meet the challenge of securing operational environments. Cybersecurity veterans Leo Simonovich, Siemens’ vice president and global head of industrial cyber and digital security; Eddie Habibi, PAS founder and CEO; and Steve Mustard, chair of ISA’s Automation Federation Cybersecurity Committee offer insights on what holds industry back from a secure, digital future and what strategies leading edge companies are employing to mitigate enterprise risk.


ISA offers standards-based industrial cybersecurity training, certificate programs, conformity assessment programs, and technical resources. Please visit the following ISA links for more information:


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About the Presenter
Steve Mustard, author of the ISA book, Mission Critical Operations Primer, is an independent automation consultant and subject-matter expert of ISA and its umbrella association, the Automation Federation. He also is an ISA Executive Board member. Backed by nearly 30 years of software development experience, Mustard specializes in the development and management of real-time embedded equipment and automation systems, and the integration of real-time processing, decision-support and other disparate systems to improve business processes. He serves as president of National Automation, Inc. Mustard is a recognized authority on industrial cybersecurity, having developed and delivered cybersecurity management systems, procedures, training and guidance to multiple critical infrastructure organizations. He serves as the chair of the Automation Federation’s Cybersecurity Committee. Mustard is a licensed Professional Engineer, UK registered Chartered Engineer, a European registered Eur Ing, an ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) and a certified Global Industrial Cybersecurity Professional (GICSP). He also is a Fellow in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a senior member of ISA.


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About the Presenter
Leo Simonovich is vice president and global head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security of Siemens Energy Inc. He is responsible for setting the company’s strategic direction worldwide in helping Siemens’ energy customers protect their infrastructure from cyber attacks. Leo identifies emerging market trends, works with customers and Siemens businesses to provide best-in-class cyber offers, and contributes to the company’s thought leadership on this topic. Previously, Leo led the cyber risk analytics practice area at the management consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton. Leo holds both a master’s degree in global finance and an MBA from the University of Denver.


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About the Presenter
Eddie Habibi is founder and CEO of PAS. Eddie is a pioneer and a thought leader in the fields of industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity, Industrial IoT, data analytics, and operations management. In 2017, PAS was recognized in CRN’s 15 coolest industrial IoT companies, and Eddie was listed by CRN as one of the 30 Internet Of Things Executives Whose Names You Should Know. He is the co-author of two popular best practices books on operational risk and safety management: Alarm Management: A Comprehensive Guide and The High Performance HMI Handbook. Eddie holds an engineering degree from the University of Houston and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.


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