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AUTOSOL | Cysouw leads ISA Calgary cyber security presentation

AUTOSOL’s Lee Cysouw will take the reigns as presenter, leading a discussion at ISA Calgary on how to create a cyber security policy that balances operational simplicity, yet can be securely effective.

He is set to give his ISA Calgary presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at the Winston Golf Club at 2502 6 street NE in Calgary. A Q&A session will be held immediately following the presentation.

Cysouw will present the principles in which a successful policy can be built around. This school of thought requires an understanding that it is a matter of when threats against Industrial Control Systems (ICS) will happen, not if they will happen. He will show attendees real-life examples of ICS security breaches and examples of the failures of contemporary security to showcase the realness of these threats in today’s society.

He will also ensure attendees gain a better understanding of how the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have their differences in the execution of their cyber security policies. Cysouw will leave his ISA Calgary attendees with an understanding of how accredited standards pave the way for well-executed cybersecurity plans.

Cysouw is a Technical Support Manager who works with energy companies to retrieve data out of field devices efficiently and securely. Lee manages the Technical Support staff at AUTOSOL, where he builds training materials, helps to optimize communications networks and helps customers with their data challenges.

Cysouw holds a Journeyman Instrumentation Technician Certification from the North American Institute of Technology in Edmonton. Lee has experience working in the field on new well site and plant construction, field maintenance and plant turnarounds. He now specializes in SCADA systems, communications and data transfer.

ISA Calgary, from the International Society of Automation, “show boasts a reinvented experience – new features, technology, education programs, networking events and much more,” according to the ISA Calgary site.

AUTOSOL | Autosol Communication Manager (ACM) version 268 released


AUTOSOL releases new developments in ACM 268

HOUSTON, Texas — AUTOSOL is excited to announce its latest developments in Autosol Communication Manager (ACM) in build 268, the next-generation SCADA communication system. The upgrades are found in virtually every aspect of ACM server components, as well as the ACM Configuration Client.

The most notable updates include:

  • Significantly reduced wait times for users who are using the ACM Configuration Client to search for their information that is stored in the ACM database. Users who have a large amount of information stored in the ACM database, or have very detailed data that is stored, will experience faster response times.
  • New tools to analyze and diagnose your ACM configuration for potential problems — resulting in improved stability.
  • The addition of our first-ever release of Hex Repeater and its support.
  • Additional support for GESRTP VersaMax Micro devices.
  • Added the call-in scheduler for Mercury devices. These devices initiate contact with the control room engineer to deliver field data in intervals, dependent upon when the scheduler is set.
  • Totalflow collection of history records has been optimized for efficiency, which means faster uploads with less traffic on the communication channels.

Within the updates, each communication port, protocols and publishers have been improved. AUTOSOL recommends upgrading to this latest release to take advantage of these important improvements.

Users with access to the AUTOSOL FTP site can download version 7.1 build 268 from the ACM folder as well as its release notes.

For more information on these releases, contact your salesperson or technical support.