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cybersecurity strategies

Cyber attacks are disruptive for
any business. Highly 'connected'
process operations face
particular risks and costs.

Take Steps to Ensure
Cybersecurity
ACCORDING TO PHILIPPE CARLE of Schneider Electric (schneider-electric.
com), cyber attacks cost companies worldwide an estimated $300 to $400 billion
annually. It's a figure that's projected to increase sharply given the fact it often takes
days to restore operations after an unexpected shutdown. In large process operations,
that type of business interruption can cost millions of dollars per hour.
Carle offered some advice for heading off these situations in a recent blog post
titled "3 Steps for Countering Oil & Gas Cybersecurity-Related Business Continuity
Threats." As he pointed out, the more connected nature of oil and gas operations,
driven largely by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and related digitalization,
introduces a significant element of cyber risk. Summed up here, his recommended
approach for deploying cybersecure solutions in that sector could be applicable to
other highly "connected" process operations.

Based in Paris, Philippe Carle is the director of Oil & Gas and Utilities market segments
within the IT division of Schneider Electric (schneider-electric.com). Find more posts from
Carle and others on the Schneider Electric team at blog.schneider-electric.com.

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INVOLVES building firewalls to keep outsiders from
entering the corporate network and gaining access to
control systems. This will work in environments where
entry points are somewhat limited. However, in an IIoT
world, cybersecurity will need to be built into every
control-system hardware and software component,
protecting every node that has computing capability.

REQUIRES a gradual approach to strengthening
cybersecurity infrastructure. Responsible control-system manufacturers are now designing this type of
security into every module design. Some apply a
Secure Development Life Cycle (SDL) approach to their
product development. Within the context of SDL, secure
architecture reviews are performed, threat modeling
of the conceptual security design takes place, secure
coding rules are followed, specialized tools are utilized
to analyze code, and security testing of the product is
performed. These actions help make products more
resilient against cyber attacks. In this way, as new
products replace old, entire systems evolve to become
more cyber secure.

STEP 3:
INCLUDES the education of employees. A cybersecurity-aware culture must be developed to help employees understand or appreciate the key risks and allow
operations to run in a secure manner. (This includes
understanding basic password or changeover management). Cybersecurity audits should be conducted,
and best practices consistently enforced. In this type of
cybersecurity-aware process culture, priorities of the IT
and industrial-control departments need to be aligned.
Employees and vendors coming onsite must be aware
of, i.e., comply with, security policies or risk being
denied access to sensitive equipment and operations
software. EP
(Read the full post at blog.schneider-electric.com/
power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2017/11/09/oil-gas-cybersecurity-business-continuity-threats/.)
- Jane Alexander, Managing Editor

DECEMBER 2017


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