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Industrial cyber security Lifecycle- top 10 controls to secure your IACS

The Abhisam Industrial Cyber Security Lifecycle shows the top 10 controls needed to achieve robust cyber security for your Industrial Automation, Control and Safety System (IACS). IACS is a broad term for control and automation systems such as DCS (Distributed Control Systems), PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems), SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems), HIPPS (High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems), BMS (Burner Management Systems) and others. …

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What is SIL?

What is SIL? Should we select SIL 4 for our Safety Instrumented Function?

Jenny is a young engineer assigned to a project to install a new Safety Instrumented System for a plant. Eddie is her supervisor, who is in charge of the project. Jenny wonders why have different SILs for different SIFs. Eddie explains the reasons. Watch the video below to know more. What is SIL? Safety Integrity Level (SIL) is a measure used to describe the integrity of a Safety Instrumented …

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All about LOPA-Layer of Protection Analysis

What is LOPA? LOPA is short for Layer of Protection Analysis. It is also referred to sometimes as Layers of Protection Analysis. It is  considered a semi-quantitative risk assessment technique. Abhisam’s Layer of Protection Analysis training course is an easy way to learn it. What are protection layers? An easy way to understand protection layers is to study an example of a residential house, located in a not so …

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Safety Instrumented Systems a life-cycle approach

Safety Instrumented Systems- a Life-cycle approach works best

What are Safety Instrumented Systems? Safety Instrumented Systems are automation systems that kick into action when some deviation from the normal operating parameters has the potential to trigger an unwanted incident. These include both (relatively) simple systems like OPS (overfill prevention systems), that prevent overfilling a storage tank by sensing the high level and automatically stopping the inlet flow on high level, as well as more complex systems such …

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IEC TR 61511-4:2020- Competency Management Requirements

What is IEC TR 61511-4: 2020? This is the latest publication in the IEC 61511 (Functional Safety – safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector) series. It  is a Technical Report which gives explanations for updates to the various clauses in the latest edition of IEC 61511. According to the IEC website this technical report: • specifies the rationale behind all clauses and the relationship between them, • …

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What is the Safety Life Cycle? | Functional Safety IEC 61511

The Safety Life Cycle The Safety Life cycle is an important concept in the domain of Functional Safety. It recognizes the fact that “Safety” is not a one shot affair, or something like a standard product or service that can be obtained by a one time payment or effort. Rather Safety (including Functional Safety, Process Safety, Occupational Safety and all other branches of Industrial Safety) are a process and …

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Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security

Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Advanced Training

Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Training   Looking for Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Advanced Training? Then this Abhisam course is the one that you’re looking for. Composed on several modules that include everything from Basic Concepts of Industrial Control Systems as well as Basic Concepts about cyber security, this Abhisam training course has them all. The Advanced Module of this course includes current topics such as the MITRE …

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Supply Chain Attacks in 2021- ICS Security implications

Supply Chain attacks are something to watch out for In the recently published Abhisam Industrial Cybersecurity Report, we had mentioned supply chain attacks, as something to watch out for in 2021. We never imagined that we would be so right. As the year 2021 progresses, we  are witnessing increasing incidents of supply chain cyberattacks. These supply chain attacks are pretty broad in scope and are not just related to …

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Training Records Management

Training Records Management software

What is Training Records Management software? Simply speaking, a Training Records Management Software allows you to manage all your training records in one single system. Thus you can get rid of your manual training records at once and have a seamless training records management via a Cloud based Learning Management System. All your learner data including their profiles, skill sets, the training courses that they have already attended and …

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NIST Guide to ICS Security- Call for comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that is a part of the US Department of Commerce has invited public comments to update the existing NIST Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security, SP 800-82 Rev 2 to SP 800-82 (Rev 3). The deadline for comments is May 28, 2021. An Initial Public Draft of the update, which will be published as SP 800-82 Rev. 3, is scheduled …

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