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CDS-forum

Industry Forum for Cybersecurity of Industrial Automation and Control Systems 

CDS-forum is a cooperation between oil companies, engineering oil companies, consultants, vendors and researchers, with a special interest in cyber security and the relation to Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS). The participants meet twice a year for workshops, presentations and technical discussions.

The ambition of CDS-forum is to provide a professional meeting place for knowledge development and exchange of experience like the ambition of the equivalent PDS-forum.

Next CDS-forum meetings:

Thursday 25 May 2023, 08:30 – 14:00
Physical meeting in Trondheim and virtual meeting

Thursday 16 November 2023, 08:30 – 14:00

Our Ambition

The ambition of CDS-forum is to provide a new professional meeting place for knowledge development and exchange of experience between industry, safety authorities and research orgnizations with a special interest in cyber security of industrial and automation control systems in the petroleum industry. The overall ambition of CDS-forum is like the ambition of the equivalent PDS-forum.

With the mindset that a non-secure system is a non-safe system, it is necessary to bridge functional safety and cybersecurity. The technical reports from IEC 63069 and ISA-TR.84.00.09 are bridging the safety domain and security domain into a security environment considering that the life cycle management described in the IEC 61508/61511 and IEC 62443 are equivalent.

CDS-forum will initiate R&D projects such as the Petromaks 2 project: Cybersecurity Barrier Management (CBM) to develop tools and methodologies for balancing safety and security requirements in industrial automation and control systems, and contribute to further development of DNV Guideline for use of IEC 62443 in the Oil and Gas industry (RP-G108).

Relations will be established to 1) NEK TC65 so that contributions and synergy effects can be achieved in the standardization development and evolution, and 2) NFEA to contribute to courses related to relevant standards.

CDS-forum Members