Invitation for the '5G Conference'

April 9th 2019 - 12.00 -17.00 - Leusden, The Netherlands

During this conference suppliers, integrators, providers and specialists will address the “what, when and how” of 5G in the process industry as well the expected impact. The intention of this conference is to share relevant knowledge and not intended as commercial event.
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Please share your intention to join this conference by sending an email to consultant@wib.nl.

Safe and Secure operation in
Digital transformation 

2018 - The Hague - The Netherlands (download program)
The seminar was aimed at giving the audience a condensed update, share views and insights on the the subject of 'Safe and Secure operation in Digital transformation' within Process Automation.

You can obtain selected presentations by sending an email to manager@wib.nl

WIB's Mission

  • Facilitate exchange of experience and expertise amongst end-users and with vendors of Control and Automation Systems.
  • Provide requirements, selection and application guidance through independent evaluation & Testing.


European Associations of automation technology end-users in the process industry see cybersecurity and 5G-connectivity as basis for digitalization
NEWEC Press Release 29th of October

NEWEC represents over 250 companies using instrumentation and process control systems that are vital for the safe, efficient and sustainable operation of complex process industries. During the gathering the Associations reaffirmed their intention to cooperate closely in this challenging, fast moving and complex field, discussed common concerns and how best to address them. To further underline the importance of collaboration the existing cooperation agreement between NAMUR, EI, WIB and EXERA was extended to include CLUI AS as a new member. Varied and open discussions covered many key topics f.e. Cybersecurity of industrial systems, Connectivity in the industrial environment, Big data and Type testing.  Read the full Press Release here

WIB Plant Security Seminar at TU/e
15th of November - Eindhoven - The Netherlands

Various speakers shared insights on the subject of Plant Security with members of the WIB Working Group and students of the University of Eindhoven. One of the speakers was Dr. Konstantinos Moulinos of Enisa-Gr who joined via a Conference video call (see photo).


European associations of automation technology end-users in the process industry (NEWE)
An influential group of organisations representing European users of industrial process automation technology met recently and agreed key themes that must be addressed to meet the challenges of  he future. Board Members and directors of European user associations of automation technology in process industries - NAMUR, EI, WIB and EXERA - supported by EEMUA, the association for the users of  industrial assets, had their 6 th annual meeting in London on 21 September 2017, along with the 3 rd annual steering group meeting of NEWE 1 . Wide ranging discussions stressed the need for a next level of cooperation, in order to meet the challenges of increasing complexity and outside threats, and established key programmes to provide responses to these issues... Read More

Welcome to a new member : Applied Risk BV

We welcome our new member ‘’Applied Risk BV’’. The Company was founded  with the mission to be a service provider to secure critical industrial assets  against emergent cyber threats. These services are offered to the Industrial  Automation and process control field. It is clear that Industrial Control Systems are amongst the prime targets for cyber attacks, due in large part to the complexity of these environments and the wide spread implementation expectation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). As such, OT and  ICS security requires specific skills and experience beyond traditional IT security.
We trust that Applied Risk will be able to play a positive role in  the active pursuance of Plant Security solutions in close cooperation with the Industrial Plant owners.

WIB welcomes TATA Steel as a new member

WIB welcomes TATA Steel as new member. TATA Steel services various markets worldwide, including Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Consumer Products, Defence & Security, Energy & Power, Lifting & Excavating and Packaging. TATA Steel various steel making sites in The Netherlands and England. In addition, Tata Steel operates rolling mills and coating lines across Europe.

ExxonMobil Takes up a Corporate membership of WIB 

WIB welcomes ExxonMobil Corporation - Research and Engineering ( EMRE) as new member. This new Corporate membership will replace the current ExxonMobil-Opco memberships by Esso Nederland BV and ExxonMobil Chemicals Holland BV. Members of these Companies will continue their WIB activities as part of the new EMRE membership.

WIB welcomes Hudson Cybertec as a new member! 

Hudson Cybertec, located in The Netherlands, is a security solution provider that operates worldwide, with focus on Operational Technology (OT). Hudson Cybertec offers specialized security- and industrial network knowledge to companies within the industrial segment. The IEC 62443 Competence Center of Hudson Cybertec has broad experience with this international standard for Industrial Automation & Control Systems Security and actively propagates it internationally, delivering IEC 62443 training worldwide. This IEC 62443 standard is the international standard for Industrial Automation & Control Systems Security, initiated by the ISA and WIB and adopted by the IEC.


The seminar was aimed at giving the audience a condensed update, share views and insights on the the subject of 'Focus on Basics' within Process Automation.


Download the presentations here

NEN/IEC document: Security for Industrial Automation and Control systems IEC 62443-2-4 (ed-1)

We are pleased and proud to inform you that the WIB document M2784-X-10 version 2.0 (Oct 2011) has been withdrawn from publication, in favour of the now finalised IEC document: IEC 62443-2-4 (ed-1), Security for Industrial Automation and Control systems, Part 2-4: Security program requirements for IACS service providers This document is now available for sale from the IEC Office or from your local standardisation organisations-document sales.Completion of this IEC standard is considered a major milestone towards the aim of providing Industrial Control and Automation systems which are compliant with the required level of Cyber Security, as to minimise vulnerability to cyber attacks. The next step(s) in this process are already in progress with various certification institutions and IEC to set-up compliance testing and certification schemes to provide a solid foundation for enhanced security throughout the process industries.