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2015 Workshop


"A very hard act to follow..."

- but we're gonna try!


In 2012, Lin and Associates held our inaugural workshop celebrating 20 years of excellence. We brought in industry professionals who discussed such topics as ASM, Safety Instrumented Systems, Cyber Security, and Project Implementation Best Practices.


Our goal was to provide our participants with a worthwhile experience to gain valuable knowledge and skills. From the feedback we received, it appears we went above and beyond this and now we are hoping to do it again!


Our 2015 Workshop will be held March 3, 4, and 5, in sunny Phoenix, AZ, at the Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale!


We have some great things on the agenda for this workshop starting with our presentations and ending with additional training options. Take a look below for brief descriptions of these topics, our workshop schedule, and a breakdown of the training courses!

Images and testimonials from the L&A 2012 Workshop

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Workshop Guide


Download and print our PDF guide of the workshop!

Reserve Hotel


Book your room now and take advantage of our special group rate! (valid through Feb 9 only)

Price List

Workshop Ticket

$495

Includes access to all 3 days of the workshop (March 3-5,) the Meet and Greet (March 2,) L&A Open House (March 4,) and the baseball game (March 5.)

Cyber Security Training Class

$350

Reserves one seat for the 8-hour training course on Friday, March 6.

HMI Advanced Scripting Training Class

$200

Reserves one seat for either the morning or afternoon session of the 4-hour training course on Friday, March 6.

DCS Configuration Training Class

$200

Reserves one seat for either the morning or afternoon session of the 4-hour training course on Friday, March 6.

Understanding, Assessing, and Securing ICS

$4250*

*Reserves one seat for the 5-day training course (March 9-13.)

Hotel Reservations

$179/night*

*Special group rate with the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale valid through Feb 9, full price approximately $269/night.

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Presentations

Ian Nimmo

President and Founder, User Centered Design Services, Inc

and

Eric LeBlanc

Vice President of Technology, Lin & Associates, Inc

Developing and Implementing an Alarm Philosophy and Life Cycle

Industries have been aware of the need for an Alarm Philosophy and Life Cycle implementation. Through practical examples, we will discuss Alarm Philosophy challenges and gain knowledge of published Alarm Philosophy guidelines and how to incorporate them into your sites requirements and associated guidelines.

Alarm Rationalization has also proven to have its challenges as well. We will discuss and share our experiences and solutions to provide an efficient method to resolve these challenges in Alarm Management projects. Design and implementation of advanced alarming techniques will be discussed in relation to different DCS platform capabilities.


Joel Langill

Industrial Cyber Security Expert
RedHat Cyber / SCADAhacker.com

Understanding the Needs for Securing Your Industrial Control Systems

Many of those individuals responsible for auditing, installing, or operating industrial control systems are aware of the need for cyber security, yet are confused on exactly what to implement and how to verify the resulting solution. This topic provides a solid foundation in addressing these concepts.


Ian Nimmo

President and Founder, User Centered Design Services, Inc

and

Rob Allen

Vice President of Operations, Lin & Associates, Inc

Task Analysis, Hierarchies, and HMI Layout Design

Today’s challenges in HMI design not only encompass how to interpret P&IDs to develop meaningful operating graphics, but also what are the main pieces of “Information” needed. The operator needs to quickly and easily detect this “Information” and determine the proper meaning with accuracy and perform proper corrective actions.

In this session, discussion and guidance will be provided to properly identify hierarchy structure and what process should be utilized to design the necessary HMI displays. This will include such topics as Task Analysis, Mental Model Process, Storyboarding, and CADET Process.


Allan Kern

Control Engineering Consultant

Multivariable Control Performance and the Case for Model-less Multivariable Control

An analysis of the performance of model-based multivariable control in industry over the past two decades, followed by technical and practical rationale for a new model-less approach, and including a demo of the current state of the product on a Honeywell Experion platform.


L&A Senior Team Members

L&A Advanced Tricks

This presentation will focus on so-called “tricks of the trade” when it comes to our experiences with the many DCS’ we work with. We will show some practical demonstration techniques with regards to database configuration challenges and solutions, HMI techniques, best practices, and DCS system design guidelines.


Workshop Schedule


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Training Courses


The following are optional training courses that will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems


This 8-hour course is conducted by Joel Langill from SCADAhacker.com and covers the following topics:

- Why ICS are more at risk from cyber threats than other IT assets
- Why ICS security is different from IT security
- Why different security strategies must be considered for improving security
- Understanding and identifying ICS vulnerabilities
- Analyzing the correlation between risk management and cyber security
- Learning the basic steps in conducting an ICS cyber security assessment



Course Description


Download a more in-depth description of the Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems course

DCS Configuration


This 4-hour course will discuss the best practices in:

- Complex loop configuration/design
- Understanding the use of control module templates
- Working with advanced algorithms
- Basic principles for Sequential Control Modules and Recipe Control Modules in conjunction with base regulatory controls schemes


HMI Advanced Scripting


This 4-hour course will address graphic troubleshooting topics, such as:

- DHTML and HMIWeb Object Model
- Referencing objects
- Scriptholder shapes and global variables, dictionary
- Events, event bubbling
- Set, setattribute, getref, setcustomproperty, reloadcontent
- Stylesheet use
- Things to avoid (rotation, setcustomproperty,) how to implement msgbox
- Popups and passing arguments
- Context menus
- How to view properties on the object, run performance analysis and use display builder assistant
- Safeview General concepts and tool overview
- Introduction to Safeview APIs

The following is an additional training course that will be held the week of March 9 - 13, 2015.


Understanding, Assessing and Securing Industrial Control Systems (5-Day Course)


This 5-day course is conducted by Joel Langill from SCADAhacker.com and extensively covers the following topics:

- Fundamentals of Industrial Control Systems
- Assessing and Managing Risk
- Auditing and Assessing ICS - Methodology and System Assessment
- Selecting and Implementing Security Controls
- Demonstrations covering several new and emerging technologies
* All students will receive an extensive SCADAhacker Reference Library and catalog of software.





Course Description


Click for a more in-depth description of the Understanding, Assessing and Securing Industrial Control Systems course

Training Schedule


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