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About Joseph Zullo

Joe is the general manager of Chirico Scientific, LLC. He has dedicated his 20-year career to keeping facilities protected. He has worked with such notable manufacturers as MTL and Pepperl+Fuchs in the field of process automation and is an expert in applications and product implementation for hazardous areas. Contact Joe with questions by leaving a comment below, or via email at jzullo@chiricoscientific.com.

When Lighting Strikes Close to Home – Surge Protection Can Help


Recently, in Cleveland, Ohio a family awoke to a loud bang that sounded like an explosion. It turned out that a bolt of lightning had likely struck the tree in their front yard, which then tore up their driveway, ruined their car, and blew out the electrical system in their home. Had the homeowners used [...]

WannaCry is hitting automation systems – what you can do


We at Chirico Scientific believe strongly that the safety and security of modern business starts with constant vigilance of information technology systems. The recent ransomware attacks on critical computer systems globally should be a wake-up call to businesses that they are not immune to this type of cyber warfare. It is highly unlikely that this [...]

Cyber Security Expert Visits Cleveland October 17-21


Chirico Scientific is pleased to welcome exida Cyber Security expert, Eric Persson, to Cleveland the week of Oct 17 to discuss Cyber Security and its importance to the Safety Lifecycle of modern process and manufacturing plants. Contact Chirico today to talk to Eric in person about your systems and the capabilities and services Chirico and [...]

Case Study: Oil and Gas Industrial Cybersecurity Solution (exida)


Outdated Software, Untrained Staff, and Unimplemented Procedures Put an Oil & Gas Company At Risk. It’s one thing to have a plan; it’s quite another to use it. As the experts at exida discovered during a Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment (CVA) at an Oil & Gas company, a plan was well laid out and seemed to give the company excellent protection for their electronic

Article: ISA Cleveland Section Past, Present, and Future


Check out an article from Joseph A. Kaulfersch, Cleveland Section President 2007 entitled "Cleveland Section I.S.A. History" The article is a great look back at the archives of the ISA in Cleveland and discusses why it's important that we promote the ISA to young engineers of the future. The International Society of Automation is the [...]

White Paper: Cyber 9/11 Is the Oil and Gas Industry Sleepwalking into a Nightmare


Recently, Oil & Gas IQ (www.oilandgasiq.com) released a 15 page report examining "the current state of Oil and Gas Cyber Security and the mammoth price of not being prepared". It's a very useful report for anyone in this sector who is concerned, or more importantly, not yet concerned about the risks of not being prepared. The [...]

Article: Lightning Protection and the Building Envelope


Article from "The Construction Specifier" giving excellent overview of surge protection during a lightning strike. Click image to view article. Turns out we're not the only ones with lightning on our minds! We've had a short series of postings lately on the importance of using SPDs (Surge Protection Devices) to protect facilities and [...]