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We provide news and content to improve the knowledge, awareness, and safety of process facilities. Our focus is from hazard analysis to safety instrumented systems, and industrial control system networks including security, performance, and reliability. We hope you find the content beneficial.

November 2018

Comparison of Voting Arrangements in SIS

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: Edward M. Marszal, Safety Instrumented System|Tags: , , , , |

While I'm certain that all of you have all of the strengths and limitations of the different voting arrangements tatooed in your memory, I know that you also have to explain these strengths and limitations [...]

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October 2018

Security PHA Review Video – Kaspersky ICS Conference

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Edward M. Marszal, ICS Cybersecurity, Process Hazards Analysis|Tags: , , , , |

On 20 Sep 2018, Kenexis CEO Ed Marszal presented at the 2018 Kaspersky Industrial Cyber-Security conference in Sochi, Russia. The topic of the presentation was Security PHA Review (SPR).  The presentation provides a brief overview [...]

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Kenexis Integrated Safety Suite – Users Group Meeting

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: News|

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN for Kenexis Integrated Software Suite - Users Group Meeting Kenexis Houston will be hosting the annual Kenexis Integrated Software Suite - Users Group Meeting 05NOV2018 from 5-8pm. The event will [...]

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August 2018

What’s Your Backup and Recovery Strategy?

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: ICS Cybersecurity, ICS Design and Implementation, Jim Gilsinn|

While reading the Wired article, titled The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History, I thought a lot about backups. Backing up your data and systems in order to maintain critical services [...]

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July 2018

Systematic Safety Integrity; what you need to know.

By |July 6th, 2018|Categories: Kevin Mitchell, News, Safety Instrumented System, Services, Vertigo|

There's a lot of confusion about Systematic Safety Integrity in new IEC61511.  We are starting to see devices certified for SIS applications to have a rated Systematic Capability (SC) of 2.  What does this mean?  Is [...]

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June 2018

Top 10 SIEM Solution Providers

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: Author, ICS Cybersecurity, Jim McGlone|

We are please to announce that Kenexis was chosen by Enterprise Security as one of the top 10 SIEM solution providers recently. This was based on our work over the last few years implementing SIEM [...]

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Consequence and Cybersecurity

By |June 19th, 2018|Categories: ICS Cybersecurity, Jim McGlone, News|

Industrial Control Systems or Operational Technology cybersecurity risk calculations are typically based on  threat, vulnerability, and consequence in an equation similar to the one below: risk = threat x vulnerability x consequence If we assign [...]

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April 2018

Setting up Security PHA Review (SPR) in Open PHA

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: Edward M. Marszal, ICS Cybersecurity, OpenPHA, Process Hazards Analysis|

Kenexis Open PHA integrated software for performing process hazards analysis (PHA) such as HAZOP and LOPA includes features that allow a Security PHA Review (SPR) to be performed.  Open PHA utilizes an open and standardized [...]

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