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Unsolicited Response Podcast

Jul 12, 2023

Eric Cosman had a 38 year career at Dow Chemical, was on the ISA 99 committee its inception, and then he retired. After retirement Eric joined ARC Advisory Group as a Contributing Consultant and got even more active with ISA. He is a long time co-chair of ISA99 and was President of ISA in 2020. Eric and Dale discuss:
  • Dow's in house developed DCS and SIS: MOD
  • Eric's top trend from 2022: The value of open automation and the Open Process Automation Forum
  • ISA/IEC 62433
    • Eric's view they are "primarily engineering standards"
    • What Eric thinks about the safety / security analogies
    • His experience in being ISA President in the first year of COVID
    • ISA as "the home of automation"
    • Has ISA lost mindshare on ICS security standards to the US Government and training to SANS