Automation Federation 2017 Press Releases
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Media Announcements 2017


September

In recognizing Manufacturing Day, ISA and the Automation Federation draw attention to the growing need for skilled manufacturing workers
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA (27 September 2017) - As Manufacturing Day, 6 October 2017, approaches, the International Society of Automation (ISA) and its affiliate association, the Automation Federation, celebrate the importance of manufacturing to the world's economic health and future. More…


August

Siemens forms global partnership with ISA to improve awareness of the need for industrial cybersecurity
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA (30 August 2017) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today Siemens-a worldwide technology leader in electrification, automation and digitalization- has formed a global partnership with ISA to improve awareness of the need for industrial cybersecurity. More…


New video explains automation in simple, easy-to-understand terms Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA (10 August 2017) - Do you know that virtually everything we as humans depend on-the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the cars we drive, the electricity we use in our homes and so on-is made possible through automated processes and the skills and knowledge of automation professionals? It's true. More…


June

ISA publishes white paper designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses recognize their risks of industrial attack and develop an effective cybersecurity plan
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA (24 June 2017) - The International Society of Automation (ISA), at the request of the US Department of Homeland Security, has developed a white paper designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) recognize their vulnerability to industrial cyberattack and forge an effective cybersecurity plan based on established standards and practices. More…


Automation Federation hires industrial control systems cybersecurity expert Marty Edwards as incoming Managing Director
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (5 June 2017) - The Automation Federation has hired renowned industrial control systems cybersecurity expert Marty Edwards as its new Managing Director. More…


ISA and the Automation Federation seek to improve collaboration between the US and the UK on initiatives to reduce risks of industrial cyberattack
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (01 June 2017) - Industrial cybersecurity experts of the International Society of Automation (ISA), the Automation Federation (ISA's umbrella organization), and the US and UK governments, and global business leaders gathered in London 18 May 2017 to share common experiences and consider strategies to combat common threats. More…


May

ISA and Automation Federation take part in 2017 FIRST® Championship, an international celebration of young people's interest in science and technology
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (04 May 2017) - As strategic alliance partners of FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), the International Society of Automation (ISA) and its umbrella organization, the Automation Federation, took part in late April's FIRST Championship, an annual international celebration of young people's interest and participation in science and technology. More…


ISA delivers advanced industrial cybersecurity training at U.S. National Guard exercise designed to prepare for and defend against industrial cyberattack
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (02 May 2017) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) is building on its alliance with the U.S. National Guard to help America's cyber forces better prepare for and respond to industrial cyberattack on critical infrastructure, such as power and water-treatment plants, oil refineries and other vital industrial facilities. More…


March

ISA to hold special meeting of pharmaceutical industry executives on protecting facilities and operational infrastructure from industrial cyberattack Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (28 March 2017) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces today it will be holding an invitation-only meeting of top pharmaceutical industry executives on 16 May 2017 to assess industrial cybersecurity challenges facing this automation industry sector and to examine strategies for solving them. More…


ISA and Automation Federation subject-matter expert will present and participate in a panel discussion at a Smart Manufacturing conference next week in Cleveland, Ohio Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (23 March 2017) - Steve Mustard, an automation consultant and subject-matter expert of ISA and its umbrella organization, the Automation Federation, will be delivering a presentation and participating in a panel discussion at a Smart Manufacturing conference next week in Cleveland, Ohio. More…


The Society of Women Engineers to conduct congressional outreach event on STEM 15-16 March 2017 in Washington, D.C. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (07 March 2017) -The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed in the field of engineering and a member of the Automation Federation, will conduct a congressional outreach event 15-16 March 2017. More…


February

ISA breaks new ground in providing experiential industrial cybersecurity training based on ISA/IEC 62443 and within its IACS Security Lifecycle Training Program
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (27 February 2017) - By replicating the real-world operation of industrial automation and control systems (IACS) through its new cyber-learning environment-including simulating actual cyberattack and cyber-defense capabilities -the International Society of Automation (ISA) marks a significant advancement in industrial cybersecurity training. More…


ISA and the Automation Federation encourage automation engineers and professionals to participate in this year's Engineers Week, 19-25 February 2017
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (01 February 2017) - As Engineers Week 2017 approaches, the International Society of Automation (ISA) and its umbrella organization, the Automation Federation, encourage their members and all automation engineers to participate in this annual effort that promotes the value and significance of engineering and engineering careers. More…


January

Automation Federation to present at this week’s 2017 Workforce Development Institute conference 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (23 January 2017) - As part of its mission to help develop a workforce capable of competing in advanced manufacturing, the Automation Federation will deliver a presentation on career pathways in industrial cybersecurity at this week's 2017 Workforce Development Institute conference. More…


ISA and Automation Federation commemorate kickoff of 2017 FIRST® Robotics Competition, encourage their members to participate in and contribute to FIRST programs 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (11 January 2017) — On Saturday, 7 January, FIRST® officially announced the rules and game-playing details for its 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). More…


ISA Continental Automation Buildings Association (CABA) to hold forum on intelligent buildings and digital homes April 26-28 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (03 January 2017) — The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), a member organization of the Automation Federation, will conduct the 2017 CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum April 26-28 in Santa Clara, California, USA. More…