Managing cyber security for power plants

Honeywell’s cyber security Risk Manager allows industrial users real-time visibility
  Today next-generation technologies for digital transformation, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and best-practices in process control and automation help manufacturers improve business performance. According to a recent research by Accenture, the IIoT could contribute $14.2 trillion to world output by 2030.
“India has immense potential of benefitting from the technology if it improves its infrastructure and skills that will help support the adoption of new technologies,” said Bruce Calder, Chief Technology Officer for HPS while talking at the company’s users summit, held in Mumbai recently.
However, as organisations adapt technologies to help them take advantage of the benefits of the IIoT, the increased connectivity also brings added risk. As organisations are increasing operations in cyberspace, the threats of cyber attacks are also increasing. So, apart from securing important data from malicious groups or individuals, today it is essential to protect human resources and physical infrastructure from cyber attacks.
“With increasing connectivity, there is an immediate need for cyber security solutions that take a measured approach to managing the industrial IT lifecycle,” said Vikas Chadha, Managing Director, Honeywell Automation India Limited and HPS India Leader. “Increasing plant reliability by using next generation cyber security solutions will be critical.”
Power plants, being highly digitalised, are prone to cyber attacks. However, due to their mission critical nature, the plant operators need to adopt appropriate counter measures.
HPS offers digital dashboard designed to proactively monitor, measure and manage cyber security risk for control systems for refineries, power plants and other automated production sites throughout the world that are at increasing risk of cyber attacks. Also present at the occasion Michael S. Baldi, Cyber Security Solutions Architect at Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security, HPS, explained the importance of cyber security especially at the power sector. He also talked on how the industries can mitigate risk with Honeywell’s managed industrial cyber security solutions.
Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security Risk Manager is designed to simplify the task of identifying areas of cyber security risk, providing real-time visibility, understanding and decision support required for action. It monitors and measures cyber security risk in multi-vendor industrial environments.
Risk Manager uses advanced technologies that translate complex cyber security indicators into clear measurements and key performance indicators (KPI), and provides essential information through an easy-to-use interface. The intuitive workflow allows users to create customised risk notification alerts and perform detailed threat and vulnerability analysis so they can focus on managing risks that are most important for reliable plant operations.
Risk Manager monitors plant assets within and across all security zones of a plant, including third-party systems. By understanding security zones, Risk Manager is aligned with ISA 62443 and is able to calculate accurate risk scores. “Risk Manager’s real-time measurement of risk is in line with industry standard risk management methodologies so that risk scores can be used consistently and accurately throughout a corporation’s risk and governance efforts,” HPS said.

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Managing cyber security for power plants

Honeywell’s cyber security Risk Manager allows industrial users real-time visibility
  Today next-generation technologies for digital transformation, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and best-practices in process control and automation help manufacturers improve business performance. According to a recent research by Accenture, the IIoT could contribute $14.2 trillion to world output by 2030.
“India has immense potential of benefitting from the technology if it improves its infrastructure and skills that will help support the adoption of new technologies,” said Bruce Calder, Chief Technology Officer for HPS while talking at the company’s users summit, held in Mumbai recently.
However, as organisations adapt technologies to help them take advantage of the benefits of the IIoT, the increased connectivity also brings added risk. As organisations are increasing operations in cyberspace, the threats of cyber attacks are also increasing. So, apart from securing important data from malicious groups or individuals, today it is essential to protect human resources and physical infrastructure from cyber attacks.
“With increasing connectivity, there is an immediate need for cyber security solutions that take a measured approach to managing the industrial IT lifecycle,” said Vikas Chadha, Managing Director, Honeywell Automation India Limited and HPS India Leader. “Increasing plant reliability by using next generation cyber security solutions will be critical.”
Power plants, being highly digitalised, are prone to cyber attacks. However, due to their mission critical nature, the plant operators need to adopt appropriate counter measures.
HPS offers digital dashboard designed to proactively monitor, measure and manage cyber security risk for control systems for refineries, power plants and other automated production sites throughout the world that are at increasing risk of cyber attacks. Also present at the occasion Michael S. Baldi, Cyber Security Solutions Architect at Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security, HPS, explained the importance of cyber security especially at the power sector. He also talked on how the industries can mitigate risk with Honeywell’s managed industrial cyber security solutions.
Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security Risk Manager is designed to simplify the task of identifying areas of cyber security risk, providing real-time visibility, understanding and decision support required for action. It monitors and measures cyber security risk in multi-vendor industrial environments.
Risk Manager uses advanced technologies that translate complex cyber security indicators into clear measurements and key performance indicators (KPI), and provides essential information through an easy-to-use interface. The intuitive workflow allows users to create customised risk notification alerts and perform detailed threat and vulnerability analysis so they can focus on managing risks that are most important for reliable plant operations.
Risk Manager monitors plant assets within and across all security zones of a plant, including third-party systems. By understanding security zones, Risk Manager is aligned with ISA 62443 and is able to calculate accurate risk scores. “Risk Manager’s real-time measurement of risk is in line with industry standard risk management methodologies so that risk scores can be used consistently and accurately throughout a corporation’s risk and governance efforts,” HPS said.

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