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Interview with Steve Bitar of Exxon Mobil on Open Process Automation

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Podcast: Unsolicited Response PodcastEpisode: Interview with Steve Bitar of Exxon Mobil on Open Process AutomationPub date: 2017-08-15This episode begins with a 10 minute monologue from Dale Peterson on why demonstrations of insecure by design, no SDL and modifying physical processes is not particularly interesting for the advanced ICS security audience ... and why it is still important. Then we play Dale Peterson's interview with Steve Bitar of ExxonMobil on the Open Process Automation (OPA) initiative. If the OPA is new to you, you will learn how OPA is trying to get away from single vector lock in and be able to choose the best of breed and have it work together. The more interesting part of the podcast for most will be Steve's addressing the hard questions that everyone is thinking but don't come up when you get the OPA presentation. For example: Why would a DCS vendor who has control of the account / market every want to support this? Speaking of support ... who would be responsible for the rigorous global support that ExxonMobil requires when the solution comes from many vendors? What business model changes would be required for OPA to work? Steve took on all the tough questions, because clearly they have come up behind closed doors before. As always I welcome comments and suggestions, send them to s4@digitalbond.com.The podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from Dale Peterson: ICS Security Catalyst and S4 Conference Chair, which is the property of its owner and not affiliated with or endorsed by Listen Notes, Inc.

41mins

17 Mar 2019

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Interview with Steve Bitar of Exxon Mobil on Open Process Automation

Unsolicited Response Podcast

This episode begins with a 10 minute monologue from Dale Peterson on why demonstrations of insecure by design, no SDL and modifying physical processes is not particularly interesting for the advanced ICS security audience ... and why it is still important. Then we play Dale Peterson's interview with Steve Bitar of ExxonMobil on the Open Process Automation (OPA) initiative. If the OPA is new to you, you will learn how OPA is trying to get away from single vector lock in and be able to choose the best of breed and have it work together. The more interesting part of the podcast for most will be Steve's addressing the hard questions that everyone is thinking but don't come up when you get the OPA presentation. For example: Why would a DCS vendor who has control of the account / market every want to support this? Speaking of support ... who would be responsible for the rigorous global support that ExxonMobil requires when the solution comes from many vendors? What business model changes would be required for OPA to work? Steve took on all the tough questions, because clearly they have come up behind closed doors before. As always I welcome comments and suggestions, send them to s4@digitalbond.com.

41mins

15 Aug 2017

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