How Can I Protect my Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) from Cyber Threats?

March 26, 2019

In the past, many people believed that safety instrumented systems (SIS) were immune to cybersecurity issues because they were either completely separate, or they were connected, but independent from the control system. Unfortunately, in today’s world, that thinking can be very dangerous. Cybersecurity threats can have a significant impact on the availability and integrity of […]

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S4: Getting a Handle on Consequences

February 6, 2019

John Cusimano, vice president of cybersecurity at aeSolutions, was recently featured in a panel at the S4X19 conference exploring the strengths and benefits of conducting a Cyber Process Hazard Analysis (CyberPHA) or Consequence-driven Cyber-informed Engineering (CCE) process.  A recent article on highlighted some takeaways from that panel:   “In a CyberPHA we leverage processes […]

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Operations is now an IT Shop. It needs to start acting like one.

January 30, 2019

Once, back in my consulting days, I did a quick IT inventory of a newly-installed industrial automation system I was working on: It was an EtherNet/IP-based network consisting of 65 multi-vendor switches, within which ran a Microsoft Domain containing 42 VM-hosted servers running 145 core pieces of multi-vendor software, arranged in two separately-located fully redundant ‘mini […]

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ISA welcomes aeSolutions’ Paul Gruhn as its 2019 Society President

January 18, 2019

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced that Paul Gruhn, PE, CFSE, and ISA Life Fellow, is its 2019 Society President. In his role as Society President, Gruhn will lead the ISA Board of Directors, which is responsible for governing, setting policy and establishing the strategic direction of the organization. ISA is a nonprofit professional […]

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Process Safety Management, Jenga, Drift, and Preventing Process Industry Accidents

December 20, 2018

Blog by Paul Gruhn, P.E., CFSE, Global Functional Safety Consultant, aeSolutions       Have we really learned anything from previous accidents? There have been many well publicized process industry accidents over the last several decades. Articles and books have been written about many of these events. However, most books essentially reviewed what happened the […]

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Happy Holidays from aeSolutions

December 17, 2018

Christmas is a time of year that we reflect back on how much each of us personally value the relationships we have with our clients. We hope that together we have achieved project objectives in 2018 that make a difference in the lives of your employees and ours well into the future.   Very best wishes […]

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You Do Leak Detection, but Do You have Breach Detection?

November 28, 2018

In this insightful article in October’s Pipeline & Gas Journal, aeSolutions CISO Paul Rostick explores the parallels between leak detection and breach detection, and why pipeline companies (and others) should be ready for both. You may also read the article below.  Controls to change the page are at the bottom.

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Using the cloud to secure the cloud – Control Magazine

November 15, 2018

Excerpts from Control Magazine: “This is a very simple setup. You don’t need to be an IT or cybersecurty expert to use these tools,” said Peter Eliya, safety and control systems automation specialist at aeSolutions. “Remote access enables technical support and increased worker productivity to counter the exponential growth of automation, but it comes with […]

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aeSolutions’ Mike Scott featured in Control Magazine

October 18, 2018

Mike Scott, co-founder and executive vice president of global process safety technology at aeSolutions was recently featured in the cover story on Process Safety. “In order to make a step change in process safety performance, a paradigm shift in how we make risk-based financial decisions and ultimately how we operate facilities is mandatory because what […]

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