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ISA International Society of Automation

Welcome Pittsburgh !

Former Pittsburgh Members, on behalf of section board and membership, welcome to Cleveland Section.  During our Cleveland Section Board Meeting we have discussed your transfer, and we are making your transition smooth.  We are working on a plan to include your mailings-both regular and email.  Please feel welcome at any of our monthly section program section meetings.

I would also like any suggestions you may have for our section meetings programs that would interest to our Pittsburgh members and what format for Pittsburgh members to become active again would be greatly appreciated.  Let's get Pittsburgh involved once again.  E-mail me at James J. Valli <jjvalli@rockwell.com>  with any comments you may have.

Meanwhile, we have committee openings and would like to include any Pittsburgh member on the board if desired.  We have and opening in the Membership Chair.  I am out of town on a job so please contact Dale Reed at 440-646-4471 if you would like to participate.

Thanks, I look forward to meeting and working with all of you!

Jim Valli, President of Cleveland Section ISA


PDH:  1 Hour Professional Development certificate



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

An Overview of ISA/IEC 62443

1 PDH Hour will be awarded for this meeting

About the Topic:

This presentation will be focused on the evolution of ISA/IEC 62443 overall and its growing impact on the industrial automation space.  Key aspects of the presentation will include:

-          History and Lineage of ISA/IEC 62443 from ISA99

-          Organization of the overall Standard

-          Key aspects of the Standard from an Asset Owner, Systems Integrator, and Vendor perspective

-          Intersections of the Standard with other areas (e.g., Functional Safety, IT Security, etc.)

This presentation is designed to provide a broad overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 standard and how its being applied within the industry today.  We will also be discussing similar initiatives that have emerged from national and regional organizations and their potential intersection with the ISA/IEC efforts.

Speaker Bio:

Brian D. Wisniewski, CISSP, GCIH, CEH, ITIL, LTC (USAR)

As a member of the Rockwell Automation Product Security Office, Brian currently serves as the Manager, Engineering Security focused on Cyber Threat Intelligence, Security-Related Standards & Compliance, and Security-Related Research & Development.

Brian previously spent the last five years with Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute in their CERT Division as the Department of Defense Resilience Technology Portfolio Manager.  His work included support for cybersecurity research, development, training, and process improvement for a variety of organizations including the United States Army, the National Security Agency, United States Cyber Command, and the Department of Homeland Security.  Prior to Carnegie Mellon, Brian has served in a variety of roles in both the public and private sector to include Consultant, Software Developer, Manager, Director, and Chief Information Officer.  Brian is also a commissioned officer with over 23 years in the United States Army and Army Reserve and currently serves as the Battalion Commander for the Northeast Cyber Protection Center in collaboration with MIT Lincoln Labs.



5:30 p.m. Social;  6:00 p.m. Dinner and Section Announcements;  7:00 p.m. Speaker


Tavolo 72 Ristorante, at Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport, 7230 Engle Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH  44130 (near the Bagley Rd. exit from I-71).  Tel: (440) 243-4040


Choice of Glazed Salmon ($20), Chicken Parmesan ($18), Sirloin Steak ($20) or Eggplant Parmesan ($16).  All entrees served with a salad, fresh bread and butter, and coffee, tea, or soft drinks.  Pay by individual check.


Dinner listed above.  Program:  $5 in support of ISA Cleveland Section Educational Programs. Free for full-time students.



 Contact:         Please call Harriet Radvansky at (440) 408-6013

Or email: hradvansk@gmail.com, no later than Monday Dec.  30th 2016

Please provide attendees’ name, company, contact phone number.


 Nov meeting included Document Handout for Electrical Codes Discussed

Hazardous Location Seminar