|[November 04, 2013]
Belden's Eric Byres Receives ISA Excellence in Leadership Award
ST. LOUIS --(Business Wire)--
Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission
solutions for mission-critical applications, is proud to announce that Eric
Byres, chief technology officer with Tofino Security, a Belden
brand, will receive the 2013 International
Society of Automation (ISA) Excellence in Leadership Award at a
ceremony today in Nashville, Tenn.
In only its second year, this award recognizes an individual who has
made significant contributions to the industry, including advancements
in automation. "When considering nominations, we look for someone whose
vision has fostered a paradigm shift, whose leadership has profoundly
impacted the profession, and whose contributions have enhanced social
value," said Terrence G. Ives, ISA president. "This award is a way to
express our appreciation for Eric's outstanding achievements to the
Byres received the rare honor of ISA Fellow in 2009 for his outstanding
achievements in science and engineering. Now, his ISA peers have elected
to recognize him for his leadership in developing numerous innovations,
industry standards and best practices in industrial cyber security.
"Eric brings a unique combination of deep technical knowledge, combined
with practical field experience to his role at Belden," said Dhrupad
Trivedi, president of Belden's Industrial IT business. "We're extremely
proud of his efforts and that he's being recognized as a leader by his
peers. He is a key driver of Belden's security strategy, which is
focused on the unique needs of our industrial cusomers."
World-renowned for his expertise on cyber security solutions to protect
SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition)�and industrial control
systems, Byres' vision centers around two key pillars: robust security
tailored for industrial requirements and simple deployment.
Byres' innovative approach helped invent the Tofino Industrial Security
Solution - a system that protects industrial networks from external
threats and internal network incidents. Its groundbreaking plug-and-play
design allows facilities to easily implement robust security without
operational downtime. This approach is a foundational piece of Belden's
Industrial IT strategy.
Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) named Byres' company - at the time known as Byres
Security - the 2010
World Award Winner for Industrial Network Security Solutions (News - Alert). This
honor marked recognition for the Tofino™ Industrial Security Solution as
the product that best enhanced customer value in the industrial
automation and electronics industries in 2010.
Byres chairs several groups that are working to establish industry
assess current risks and develop a framework to protect facilities from
cyber-attacks. He also serves as one of the industry's go-to subject
matter experts on the impact of Stuxnet
on control systems security.
An early innovator in industrial Ethernet, Belden knows Industrial IT
and is delivering the next generation of industrial networking
solutions. Its global brands-Hirschmann, GarrettCom (News - Alert) and Tofino
Security-are leading the way in the evolution to Ethernet/IP. With a
purpose-built portfolio, Belden's wired, wireless and embedded products
deliver the highest confidence of reliability, availability and
security. In addition, excellent warranties and dedicated customer
support minimize downtime, protect critical infrastructure and provide
peace of mind.
Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal
transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio
designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of
industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions
targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts
of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at
the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in
1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing
capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more
information, visit us at www.belden.com;
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