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ISA New Orleans Section

Welcome our new sponsor Schell Martin Company

We welcome our new section sponsor, the Schell Martin Company. About the Schell Martin Company The Schell Martin Company, formally the Schell Company, Inc. is an electrical manufacturers’ representative, established January 25, 1966.  Our corporate office is located in Mandeville, Louisiana and supports resident offices throughout the Lousiana-Mississippi […]

Presidents Message – September 2019

ISA New Orleans Section, Our next meeting is this coming Tuesday following the Labor Day holiday, so I wanted to get this message out sooner.  Nat Muthaiah, a Senior Process Control Engineer with Chevron Oronite, will reprise a presentation given earlier this summer at the Honeywell User Group meeting […]

ISA Announces First Founding Members of Global Cybersecurity Alliance

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced the first Founding Members of its new Global Cybersecurity Alliance (GCA): Schneider Electric Rockwell Automation Honeywell Johnson Controls Claroty Nozomi Networks. ISA created the Global Cybersecurity Alliance to advance cybersecurity readiness and awareness in manufacturing and critical infrastructure facilities and processes. […]

Presidents Message – July 2019

ISA New Orleans Section, Thank you to Frank Ruiz and Tim LaFranca with Parker Hannifin for a wonderful lunch and technical presentation this past Tuesday.  Frank presented several real world examples of pressure control techniques used in sample-handling systems for gas analyzers.  His command of the subject matter […]

New ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Accelerates Education, Readiness, and Knowledge Sharing

The International Society of Automation (ISA), developer of ANSI/ISA 62443 series of automation and control systems cybersecurity standards (adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission and endorsed by the United Nations), has created an open, collaborative forum to advance cybersecurity awareness, readiness, and knowledge sharing. The ISA Global Cybersecurity […]

New ISA book introduces an inexpensive, easy-to-understand way to protect against industrial cyberattack

With their advanced, microprocessor-based technologies, today’s industrial automation and control systems (IACS) deliver much-improved performance and features compared to their analog counterparts.  Unfortunately, these newer, networked systems-with their ability to be configured remotely-are more vulnerable to cyberattack. Security PHA Review for Consequence-Based Cybersecurity, a new book published by […]