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Get cyber security insight at international conference June 6-7 in Philadelphia

Phoenix Contact USA

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Control engineers can learn about the latest trends in industrial cyber security at the mGuard International Users Conference, presented by Phoenix Contact and Innominate. The event will be held June 6-7 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

mGuard International Users Conference

Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown           
1201 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

$500 – covers hotel accommodations at the Marriott and all meals, including Wednesday evening’s dinner at The Moshulu Restaurant, Penn’s Landing   


All pre-registered attendees will receive an mGuard SMART2 VPN (list price of $599) as a gift.
Joe Weiss, an expert on control systems and electronic security of control systems, will present the keynote address. Weiss has more than 35 years’ experience in the energy industry, including more than 14 years at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). There he led the Nuclear Plant Instrumentation and Diagnostics Program, the Fossil Plant Instrumentation & Controls Program, the Y2K Embedded Systems Program, and the cyber security for digital control systems.

Attendees will also hear success stories and lessons learned from users of the FL mGuard products. They will also learn best practices in supporting remote locations, protecting their network and control equipment, and industrial PC integrity monitoring. Cost for the conference is $500, which covers accommodations and all meals, including dinner at the historic Moshulu floating restaurant on Penn’s Landing.

“For many years, control engineers thought they had ‘security by obscurity.’ That is, that industrial networks were too complex and outside the mainstream to be a target. But with the discovery of Stuxnet and other recent industrial threats, the control community has realized that they need to take an active role in securing the network,” said Dan Schaffer, industrial network security specialist for Phoenix Contact. “This conference is a chance for control engineers and IT professionals to get together and talk about steps they can take to ensure the security and the integrity of their industrial networks.” 

The FL mGuard products from Phoenix Contact and Innominate provide stateful firewall, router and VPN functionalities in a single, rugged device.  The mGuard is available in several different hardware styles to meet the needs of different industrial environments. Learn more and register at: http://www.mguard.com/uc2012/

About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 47 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.

About Innominate
Innominate Security Technologies AG is a leading manufacturer of network security appliances for use in industrial environments. Innominate's strategic business areas lie in the fields of security solutions for industrial networks and secure remote maintenance via the Internet. Innominate is a Phoenix Contact company.

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