Charlie Souza

Team Member
Charlie Souza
Functional Safety & ICS Cybersecurity Services
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Charlie Souza, PE, PMP, CAP, IEC61511 SFS is the Functional Safety Lead at AcuTech. He has over 25 years of engineering, design, and consulting experience in instrumentation, electrical, controls & automation, functional safety, and industrial cybersecurity. Mr. Souza is trained in SIL studies (SIL Assignment, Verification, SRS). He is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Automation Professional (CAP). He is also an IEC61511 Safety Specialist and an IEC62443 Cybersecurity Specialist through the International Society of Automation (ISA). Mr. Souza is the lead for SIL Verification projects at AcuTech. This includes using exSILentia® and other tools to ensure SIFs meet SIL Assignment targets (verified/ achieved with instrumentation design) and proof testing intervals. SIL Verification activities include developing Safety Requirement Specification (SRS) that details the functional and safety integrity requirements listed in the IEC 61511-2016 standard for SIS implementation.

Mr. Souza is an FBI InfraGard member and a founding member of the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA). He serves on numerous committees of the International Society of Automation (ISA).