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 for a late 2021/early 2022 release. The original document was published in the year 2015 and the threat landscape as well as what we refer to as Industrial Control Systems have changed drastically. What new stuff should be included in SP 800-82? NIST is aware of changes to the threat landscape regarding ICS security and also about what really can be considered as an Industrial Control System. and therefore are in the process of updating this guide. They have invited public …

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Intrinsic Safety Training with certification

If you have been searching for a good resource to learn Intrinsic Safety online, Abhisam has a course just for this. This easy online Intrinsic Safety Training course is the easiest and most comprehensive way to learn about this subject. What is Intrinsic Safety? Intrinsic Safety is a method of explosion protection, used to prevent triggering an ignition in a hazardous area. You may be familiar with other methods of explosion protection such as the Explosionproof method. However, there are many ways of protection used to avoid explosions in hazardous areas and explosionproof is just one such method. There are many other methods such as Intrinsic Safety, Pressurization, Purging, Increased Safety and so on. Not all methods are used in all kinds of hazardous areas. However Intrinsic Safety is the only method of protection that is allowed everywhere. What is a Hazardous Area? A hazardous area is where there is …

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Industrial Cybersecurity Trends | What to expect from ICS security in 2021 and beyond?

Abhisam recently published a report on the State of Industrial Cybersecurity in the year 2020 and the road ahead in 2021. The report was compiled by contributions from several different experts from various industry segments, who are individually having at least 25 years of experience in their own domains as well as having  deep knowledge about Industrial Cybersecurity. To understand the basics, please see this basic Industrial Cybersecurity guide here. We received feedback from several sources that they highly appreciated the report and found it useful to get a perspective of ICS security trends today. The report can be freely downloaded from the link above. You can use it for any non-commercial use with proper attribution. One of the contributions was from the Abhisam management. We are pleased to post an excerpt from it here, which regards what to expect in the field of Industrial Cybersecurity in the year 2021 …

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ICS cyber security in 2020- and the road ahead in 2021

Update (16 Oct 2020) :We have started receiving contributions/paper submissions for inclusion in this report. If you have not yet sent in your thoughts, please do so at the earliest. We will be publishing this report by end October 2020 or latest by early November 2020. A lot of exciting insights from Industry leaders and professionals will be included. The ICS Cyber security field has seen a lot of happenings this year in 2020 such as : Key ICS Cyber Security Developments 2020 1. US President Donald Trump issuing an Executive Order regarding cyber security of the bulk electric supply and power grid in May 2020. This also included among other things securing the electric power utilities from supply chain attacks (using compromised components with backdoors that can be exploited at some time in future by adversaries). This was after he extended the National Cyber emergency state in March 2020. …

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Abhisam Express Industrial IoT Workshop in Pune in April 2018

Register Here for the Pune Workshop! Abhisam is pleased to announce that it will conduct an Express Industrial Internet of Things workshop on April 7th, 2018 in Pune. This Express training workshop aims to train the participant in the essentials of Industrial IoT technology. It can be attended by anybody with a technical background who wishes to get acquainted with this upcoming new Industrie 4.0 wave. You may be an Electronics, Instrumentation/Control System/Automation engineer, or a Mechanical/Chemical/Mettalurgical engineer, it does not matter! You need to come up to speed with this emerging new IIoT wave or risk getting left behind! Ditto if you are an IT guy! It is not enough now just to know about the platform side of things- many IoT workshops either concentrate only on the platforms or only on the edge and field devices side- we are the only ones who step you through the entire …

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Abhisam Industrial IoT Workshop held in Mumbai, India in March 2018

Abhisam held its Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) Training workshop on 9th and 10th March 2018 in Powai, Mumbai, India. The workshop was attended by engineers & professionals from various domains including industrial automation vendors, mechanical machinery manufacturers, end users from chemical industry and enterprise software companies. The workshop was led by our IIoT evangelist, Mr. Anand Iyer. Here is a short video shot on location. You can see that we built our own Industrial IoT valve automation simulation device, hooked it up to a cloud platform (Microsoft Azure) and built some more things on top of it as a demo. The workshop also covered other aspects of Industrie 4.0 such as Standards development in the area, cybersecurity aspects including encrypting data and using security certificates, various protocols used such as MQTT,  developing simple graphics, using code snippets in Python and much more! If you would like to join our …

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Abhisam Industrial IoT Workshop announced

Update: All in person workshops have been suspended. Soon, IoT e-learning courses will be available. Abhisam is pleased to announce that the Abhisam Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) workshop will be held from 9-10 March 2018 in Powai, Mumbai. Call Now on 7208060349 to get more information & register. The Internet of Things is a much talked about technology in the press, yet many of the use cases shown are from the domestic and consumer world such as Fitbits (personal fitness monitors) and smart homes. However the most valuable part of the IoT ecosystem will be what is known as the Industrial IoT. This part will be as much as 70% (by value) of the entire IoT market and it is important for everybody in industry and business to know. The IIoT does not refer to just pure industrial applications of IoT but also those which are a blend of …

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Functional Safety Certification Course IEC 61508 Pune India

Update: July 2020:Functional Safety Training We have suspended all in person workshops, due to the pandemic. But all of these have now been replaced by easy, self paced e-learning Functional Safety courses, that you can take online. They are NOT videos of a professor speaking or a simple power point presentation. They are full fledged e-learning courses with text, animations, simulations, real life examples and calculations, exercises, videos and more. Plus get certified when you pass the associated exam and earn electronic badges, that can be displayed online on LinkedIn. Now learn all about Functional Safety and Safety Integrity Level in Pune and get Certified from Germany! Join us from 10-13 April 2017 in Pune, India with global experts from Europe, who will travel especially for this event. Learn from somebody who actually was a Voting Member of the IEC Standards Committee, to get in depth knowledge and skills about …

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