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8 INTECH JULY/AUGUST 2019 WWW.ISA.ORG I SA, which developed the ANSI/ISA 62443 series of automa- tion 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. Industrial sectors, including manufacturing, commercial build- ings, and critical infrastructure facilities, need to explore new ways to better prevent, mitigate, and respond to catastrophic threats and attacks on their safety- and mission-critical assets, operations, and applications. The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance will bring together a global group of stakeholders from end-user compa- nies, control system vendors, information technology (IT) and op- erational technology (OT) infrastructure providers, system integra- tors, and others affiliated with global industry. "Several leading automation and other technology providers have engaged ISA to explore how they can work with us to proac - tively increase awareness and adoption of cybersecurity best prac- tices, standards, and compliance in all relevant sectors," said ISA executive director Mary Ramsey. "As an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving operational excellence, ISA is uniquely able to fulfill the need for open, collaborative discussions and knowledge sharing." Among its defined objectives, the Global Cybersecurity Alli- ance will work to proliferate adoption of and compliance with global standards. The acceleration and expansion of standards will help address technology-related gaps and set best prac - tices for managing processes within an open architecture, said ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance debuts Ramsey. The Alliance will also develop certification and educa- tion programs for industry professionals, drive advocacy and thought leadership, and facilitate new levels of knowledge sharing among its members. Member companies will identify and prioritize initiatives, ensuring that the alliance's approach is multifaceted. "The ICS cybersecurity threat landscape is becoming more complex, with more direct attacks on control system, IT, and OT infrastructure," said Larry O'Brien, vice president of research for ARC Advisory Group. "Frequently backed by hostile nation- states, malevolent actors are becoming more sophisticated at targeting specific aspects of industrial control systems that have the potential to wreak havoc in the physical world, such as pro- cess safety systems. Standards and frameworks are valuable, but end users also need the resources to take the guidance provided by standards and put it into practice in real-world plant and OT environments. ARC applauds this effort to increase the security of industrial facilities." ISA plans to announce the initial members of the Global Cy bersecurity Alliance in late July, and end users, companies, and industry organizations are invited to join. For more informa- tion, visit https://isaautomation.isa.org/cybersecurity-alliance. n Louis Grover Good, former I SA president and lifetime member of The Instru- ment Society of America (now The In- t e r n a t i o n a l Society of Au- t o m a t i o n ) , and The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, died on 7 July 2019. He was 97 years old. Born 7 August 1922 in Glen Alum, Mingo County, W.Va., Good served as ISA regional vice president, vice president, and treasurer, before becoming president in 1981. He also was elected a Fellow in The British Institute of Measurement and Control. After President Nixon opened the door to China, Good led a delegation of engineers to meet with The Chinese Instrument Society with a goal of technology exchange. Good served in the U.S. Army dur- ing WWII in England, France, and Bel- gium and was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of first sergeant. During his tour of duty, he invented a multistage orifice flowmeter used for fuel flow measurements by the U.S. Army's Armored Tank Division to ready tank performance for desert and artic conditions. Good graduated from Virginia Tech in 1948 with a degree in mechanical engi- neering. He also attended West Virginia University, the University of Kentucky, and did graduate work at Northwestern University. Good was formerly employed by the North Carolina Pulp Co. in Plymouth, N.C. as an instrument engineer, and later became vice president of Panellit Service Corp. in Skokie, Ill. He founded Systems Service Corp. and Control Industries of Charlotte, N.C. in 1961. He also founded Good Equipment Company in Marion, N.C., and Hickory, N.C. He retired in 1989. His hobbies were playing bluegrass music, hunting, and fishing. Good, preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Helen Mae Bailey Good, is sur- vived by a son, daughter-in-law, daughter, son-in-law, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Donations in his memory can be made to Tragedy Assis- tance Program for Survivors, Inc. (TAPS). n In memoriam automation update | News from the Field

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