July4, 2016- Abhisam is pleased to announce a Hazardous Area Workshop in Mumbai on 5th and 6th Aug 2016. The workshop will train engineers, technicians and safety professionals in Hazardous Areas (also known as classified locations). The workshop will consist of two programs, you can enroll in either one or both. Program 1 (on 5th Aug 2016) will cover Basic Concepts of flammability and explosivity of various materials, need for classification, area classification, material and temperature classification, how to designate Zones, practical exercises in marking these areas on plant layouts, things to consider including potential release points as well as quantities of materials released. It will also cover various International standards (North American-NEC and European/IEC), the new ATEX regulations updated in 2016.
Program 2 (on 6th Aug 2016) will cover the Basic Concepts of protection including various techniques such as Explosion proof, Flameproof, Intrinsic Safety, Non incendive and others, selection of equipment in new plants, maintenance of explosion protected equipment in plants, marking and labelling. At the end of Program 2 will be a Question & Answer session moderated by Industry experts.
To participate in this workshop, please contact us via email or telephone.
Here are some pictures from our earlier workshops.
June 7, 2016– Abhisam has published a new white paper on Industrial Cybersecurity titled “How to detect Stuxnet like malware in your Control System”.
Stuxnet was the world’s most infamous malware that was apparently used to damage nuclear plant equipment at Iran’s Natanz facility, by unknown actors. This malware did damage to a lot of critical equipment in that facility. It did not just stay inside Natanz however, it spread everywhere, not only in Iran at other facilities, but also was found on many other Siemens make systems in Asia, Europe and elsewhere. After being discovered, security software researchers analyzed it, guessed its objectives and revealed their findings online. They also put the code online (presumably for other security researchers to analyze and take steps to harden other control systems).
Now that the Stuxnet code was there in the open, cyber security and cyberwar experts were warning us about copycat attacks, using code similar to Stuxnet. Any other malicious actor could simple copy and use it in creating similar attacks. This apparently seems to have been done, with the discovery of “Irongate” named by Fireye, who have released a report about it on their blog.
Abhisam’s whitepaper explains a simple way to detect these kind of malicious code that may enter your Control system or Safety Instrumented System. Read about it here.
From 25th- 30th April 2016, we will be having two Functional Safety training programs (traditional classroom programs) in Mumbai. These are :
Both the programs will be conducted by Risknowlogy. Contact us to enroll as seats are limited.