Invited Speaker Announced: Albert Rooyakkers on the Open Secure Automation: Observations for Improved ICS Reliability, Security and Performance

Albert Rooyakkers, WWAC2015 Invited Speaker

The symposium committee is pleased to announce that Albert Rooyakkers from Bedrock Automation will be an invited speaker for the 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium.  The symposium offers a cost-effective way for SCADA, automation and instrumentation professionals to come together to share ideas and gain the continuing education credits (CEUs, PDHs). The 2015 ISA WWAC Symposium will be on August 4-6, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

Albert will be presenting on the Open Secure Automation: Observations for Improved ICS Reliability, Security and Performance. He will be highlighting important aspects of industrial automation security. He will discuss how the reduction in the system attack surface can impart simplification, while hardening embedded systems from the inside out to cyber, electromagnetic pulse, and other forms of malicious nation state attacks resulting in improved reliability and mean time between failures.

There are four principle tenets of technology to be discussed including; The Backplane, The IO, The Power and The Controller.

After reviewing these technology tenets, the presentation will discuss in more detail how software and application security becomes deeply embedded and transparent to the system owner and how all of these aspects lead to lower lifecycle cost.

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About the Speaker:

Albert Rooyakkers is the Founder, CTO, and VP of Engineering of Bedrock Automation. Albert’s recent technical endeavors include developing parallel processors for video, hybrid propulsion systems for transportation and currently, as a Bedrock founder and CTO, designing and commercializing a revolutionary cyber secure automation platform for the global market.  In the late 1990’s Albert also lead a team at Invensys Schneider to build the field control and IO platform for IA Series™.  His global management experience at Maxim Integrated and Invensys Schneider includes Canada, the Middle East, the Far East and more recently in the USA in both Boston and now in Silicon Valley.  The ongoing work at Bedrock is rapidly realizing an entirely new and innovative cyber ICS architecture called Open Secure Automation, OSA.   As a measure of the level of innovation in this OSA platform, 75 international patents have been filed and over 20 granted in just the past two years.   It is an exciting time for automation!  A user-centric revolution is under way…and this is the most rewarding aspect of his recent career. Contact:

About Pavol Segedy

2016 General Symposium Chair ---- Pavol Segedy, PE is a lead automation engineer at HDR, Inc.. Contact Pavol Segedy at: