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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.

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

Kenexis Integrated Safety Suite – Users Group Meeting

By | July 18th, 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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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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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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