A new Special Interest Group (SIG) has just been launched in the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC).
The Institute members have shown great interest in the hot topic of Industrial Cyber Security. The security of IIoT, Industrial Automation Control Systems (IACS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA), Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) are all under threat from Cyber Security Attacks and mistakes.
Safety Systems could also be impacted with the results of cyber attacks being very much in the global news media.
The initial scope of work for the SIG is listed below:
- The SIG will promote greater understanding of the rapidly evolving subject, assist with learning aspect, ratification of education programs and providers, offer thought leadership and promote expertise and awareness amongst its membership and the wider community.
- The SIG will provide representation at conferences and collaborative meetings, papers and guides, roadshows and knowledgeable subject matter content internally and externally.
- The specialised nature of Industrial Cyber Security together with the rise in public awareness should also assist in providing attractiveness to new membership
- The SIG will provide a user base for regular meetings and shared information to our community.
The SIG is currently supported by a growing group of InstMC volunteers and led by co-Chairs :- Cevn Vibert of Vibert Solutions Consultancy and Dil Wetherill of =Method Safety and Security
InstMC is a member of the Alliance of cyber security professionals which brings together most of professional bodies in the UK working in this area.
To join the cyber security SIG please tick the box on your Members Only page.