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Scott McCausland, Project Manager and Solutions Architect at Process and Data Automation (PDA)

The latest technology buzz is the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as the “interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data”. In manufacturing, this is now a reality as automated machines on the shop floor become connected to the company’s network. It is also a reality that the shop floor becomes vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. Protection for the factory floor poses different concerns versus the typical office network. The NWIRC’s upcoming program, Cybersecurity for Manufacturing, will include a subject matter expert in industrial automation and control systems security standards. Scott McCausland, Project Manager and Solutions Architect at Process and Data Automation (PDA) will participate in the program’s panel discussion to define security requirements for the shop floor and address concerns from regional manufacturers. McCausland is certified in ISA99/IEC 62443, the worldwide standard for security of the Industrial Control Systems in the Operational Technology (OT) domain of organizations.

Cybersecurity for Manufacturing is scheduled for February 16th from 8:30-10:00am at Knowledge Center, Erie PA.

Click here for more details on the entire panel, venue directions, and to register.

Read an excerpt from Scott McCausland’s article in the NWIRC’s Advisor Newsletter here.