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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.

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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Kenexis Receives Accreditation for ISO 9001

By | April 18th, 2018|Categories: News|

Kenexis Receives Accreditation for ISO 9001:2015 Kenexis received accreditation for demonstrating their ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. "Kenexis has demonstrated its commitment to world class quality by implementing and becoming [...]

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Reducing Attack Surfaces

By | April 18th, 2018|Categories: ICS Cybersecurity, Jeremy Smith|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Reducing the Attack Surface with Group Policy You should be constantly working to reduce your attack surface using reasonable low cost methods and your existing equipment. Reducing your attack surface, often referred to as hardening, [...]

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Fire and Gas Practices for LNG Facilities Survey

By | April 11th, 2018|Categories: News|

Fire and Gas Practices for LNG Facilities Survey We are looking for survey feedback that we will share the results with all respondents regarding: Kenexis is performing a survey of industry in order to benchmark [...]

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February 2018

2-factor authentication

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Chris Raiter, News|Tags: , , , , |

2-factor authentication Most of the people I work with know how I feel about password security.  I’m well aware of the password management burden we all face, so I’m always promoting the use of password [...]

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Security PHA Review (SPR) in Open PHA

By | February 5th, 2018|Categories: Edward M. Marszal, ICS Cybersecurity, OpenPHA|

Open PHA has been upgraded to include the ability to perform a Security PHA Review (SPR - pronounced 'spur') directly in the PHA study.  The advantages of this approach is that it allows for cyber [...]

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January 2018

Translation in Open PHA™ Premium

By | January 26th, 2018|Categories: Jim McGlone, News, OpenPHA|

Earlier this week, we enabled a powerful function in Open PHA™ Premium that allows you to translate all of your work or a site's work into almost any language. This makes it easy for someone at [...]

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When all your eggs are in the BPCS and SIS protection layers

By | January 26th, 2018|Categories: Arbor, Kevin Mitchell, News, Safety Instrumented System, Vertigo|

During Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) of high hazard scenarios, we often rely on a diversity of protections including instrumented and non-instrumented safeguards.  Invariably, we run into situations where instrumented safeguards must bear the full [...]

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