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.