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Established in 1993, PAS is a leading provider of innovative software and professional services that improve Human Reliability in industrial facilities and enhance safety, compliance, and profitability. Our extensive customer list includes the leading companies in the power and process industries worldwide.

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The Department of Homeland Security confirms that Russia-directed hackers continue to target industrial control systems at electrical utilities in the United States.

Russian Attacks on U.S. Industry Continue

Aug. 2, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security confirms that Russia-directed hackers continue to target industrial control systems in the United States.
General Michael Hayden

Managing the Consequences of Cyber Threats

April 13, 2018
In a world where bad actors are infiltrating U.S. critical infrastructure and industrial control systems, it’s time for manufacturers to take action to combat cyberattacks.
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Triton Gone Wild

Jan. 27, 2018
The latest update on the Triton/Trisis malware that attacked a critical oil and gas facility’s safety system is that the malware is publicly available on the Internet.
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Vulnerability Management Solution

Jan. 23, 2018
New PAS Cyber Integrity 6.0 exposes hidden vulnerabilities in industrial facilities.
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Cyber Attack Hits Safety System in Critical Infrastructure

Dec. 17, 2017
The first attack directly targeting a safety instrumented system, the Triton malware caused operational disruption to a facility in the Middle East.
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Industrial Cybersecurity Predictions

Dec. 5, 2017
2017 was a year in which industry seemed to become more focused on cybersecurity. But with so much activity in this sector, making sense of it all is tough. Here are some insights...
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Facing Serious Threats in Critical Infrastructure

Aug. 25, 2017
Doomsday scenarios might sound like hype, but the increasing number of cybersecurity incidents we’ve seen in electric, water, nuclear and other critical facilities are trials ...

Alarm Management Software

Aug. 15, 2017
Version 8.3 of PlantState Suite from PAS features Alarm Mechanic, which helps improve process plant safety and console operator performance, minimizing nuisance alarms through...
Screenshot of the ransom demanded by WannaCry.

Will WannaCry Be Industry’s Cybersecurity Wake-Up Call?

May 17, 2017
The ransomware attack that swept the world last week left most manufacturers unscathed, but exposed the critical vulnerabilities that many have not even begun to address.
The Many Sides of Cybersecurity

The Many Sides of Cybersecurity

Feb. 18, 2015
Manufacturers are waking up to the fact that a control system breach is inevitable if the plant network is not protected.

Articles & News

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Putting the Pieces Together for a Secure Industry

May 9, 2019
Cybersecurity alliances are a key part of protecting the industrial sector from an increasingly coordinated and sophisticated attack base. How much can—or should—automation vendors...
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In Search of Industrial Cybersecurity Experts

Feb. 19, 2019
With growing revelations of hacking conducted on manufacturers of all sizes, it’s no longer a question of whether ICS cybersecurity specialists are needed. The question is just...
The Infiltration of U.S. Control Systems

The Infiltration of U.S. Control Systems

March 28, 2018
CERT Alert TA18-074A removed any doubts that hostile nation-states are actively targeting U.S. industrial control systems.
Making Sense of the ICS Cybersecurity Market

Making Sense of the ICS Cybersecurity Market

Feb. 15, 2018
Attacks on industrial control systems are accelerating, threatening grave fallout. Because sorting through the flood of ICS cybersecurity products and services can be daunting...
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Siemens and PAS Team to Provide ICS Security in Energy

Sept. 19, 2017
With a focus on protecting the critical infrastructure industries of utilities and oil and gas, the partnership combines control system knowledge and analytics with deep domain...
Automating Complex Alarm Management Tasks

Automating Complex Alarm Management Tasks

Aug. 4, 2017
The latest release of PAS PlantState Suite includes Alarm Mechanic, a feature that leverages Big Data analytics to minimize nuisance alarms.
PAS founder and CEO Eddie Habibi

Investments Boost Industrial Cybersecurity

April 27, 2017
External funding is boosting the industrial control system cybersecurity market, as evidenced by Tinicum’s $40 million growth investment in PAS, a supplier of cybersecurity, safety...
Safety Lifecycle Management

Safety Lifecycle Management

Oct. 28, 2016
PAS rolls out IPL Assurance software with real-time predictive analytics that monitor the health and availability of Independent Protection Layers which enable operators to ascertain...
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How to Keep Shutdowns From Becoming Disasters

Turnarounds are not an everyday occurrence for continuous processes. To compensate for the lack of practice operators get, more plants are deploying software that can reduce the...
As the plant floor becomes more connected, so do abnormal situations—which can originate from anywhere in the enterprise. To help operators navigate this new universe of anomalies, suppliers are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies that enable proactive situational awareness vs. reactive alarm management.

Taking Abnormal Situation Management to the Outer Limits

Jan. 18, 2016
As the plant floor becomes more connected, so do abnormal situations—which can originate from anywhere in the enterprise. To help operators navigate this new universe of anomalies...

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Alarm Managers Remain Alert For Improvement

Alarm Managers Remain Alert for Improvement

Oct. 31, 2014
An exclusive Automation World survey reveals how end users and equipment suppliers are finding ways to reduce alarms without reducing protection.
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Calculating the True Cost of Software

Plants running continuous processes needn't practice voodoo economics to get good estimates and generate realistic budgets for software projects. Vendors offer advice on taking...
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Safety Balances the Human Factor

Oct. 24, 2013
Process safety incidents have been on a steady decline for two decades, but that seems to be leveling off as the human element becomes a bigger part of the equation. Process continuity...
This radar chart from Strategos Inc. shows how multiple issues or assets can be tracked along radii using the same data points to quickly show outliers as well as averages.

HMIs at an Inflection Point?

Oct. 23, 2013
Despite plenty of evidence showing that simpler, less graphic-heavy HMIs are safer and more effective, there remains quite a bit of support for the colorful, video game approach...
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PAS: Operational Boundary Management

Oct. 11, 2013
PlantState Suite 7.3 includes inBound Analytics, a robust boundary management solution to improve situation awareness in the control room and prevent industrial accidents.
It’s important to get the operators involved in any alarm management system overhaul, or else the project will likely fail. Source: Honeywell Process Solutions

It's Hard to Keep a Bad Alarm Down

Sept. 26, 2013
Getting your process alarms under control requires more than knocking down the bad actors. You need to document and rationalize—take the time needed to keep unwanted alarms from...

New Release of PAS Integrity Software Improves Cyber Security and Change Control

July 16, 2013
PAS, a human reliability software solutions provider to the power and process industries worldwide, announced the release of the latest Integrity product release that enhanced...
Harvey Ivey, manager of I&C and field support, Southern Company

Trend Watch: Cyber Security Dashboards for NERC CIP Compliance

May 8, 2013
Southern Company’s approach to NERC CIP compliance holds lessons for the manufacturing and processing industries as cybersecurity becomes a business imperative.
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Trend Watch: Operator HMI Development

May 2, 2013
BASF recently shared insights into their development of HMI screens that could be an early indicator of an important industry trend.