To help meet the demand for more information about safety and cyber security in industrial plants, Siemens has bolster its user conference program to provide in-depth analysis and discussion about safety and cyber security.

This and other networking and industrial security topics will be among focal topics at the 2011 Siemens Automation Summit, which is planned for June 27-29 in Orlando. According to Siemens, the Automation Summit is intended for engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives. It will address the spectrum of automation, from process and discrete to motion control and drives.

“Siemens has a strong portfolio and successfully defeated Trojans and PLC hackers. Our integrated security portfolio is based on a three-tier strategy of industrial-IT security services, security management, and concepts for the security of PCs, controllers and networks,” says Raj Batra, president of the Industry Automation Division for Siemens Industry Inc.

At the meeting, breakout session topics include determining threats and risks of industrial control systems, how Stuxnet spreads, network behavior-based intrusion detection systems, top performance in industrial security systems and new solutions for effective industrial IT security, among others. The Automation Summit also will host a panel discussion on cyber security.

Summit details are available by visiting For live event coverage of Siemens Automation Summit on Twitter, follow #automationsummit.