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An Ounce of Prevention: Cybersecurity and the CPI

As the frequency and sophistication of industrial cyberattacks continue to rise, chemical companies can follow guidance from industry and government directives to help define their organization’s specific cyber-risk profile Cybersecurity risk is a key topic for all companies, due, in…

Black & Veatch partners with INL to license advanced infrastructure cybersecurity methodology

With digitization proliferating across the infrastructure sector, utilities are facing a higher risk of cybersecurity threats than ever before. To address clients’ changing needs, Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.)  has partnered with Idaho National Laboratory (INL; Idaho Falls) to…

Cyber Threats Facing the Chemicals Industry

Chemical companies are high-value targets for cybercriminals, but strong foundational security controls can help prevent or limit the damage from an array of cyberattacks Companies in the chemical process industries (CPI) face an ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape. Malicious actors, be…

ABB and IBM to collaborate on industrial cybersecurity

ABB, Inc. (Zurich, Switzerland) and IBM announced a collaboration focused on connecting cybersecurity and operational technology (OT). As a first result of this collaboration, ABB has developed a new OT Security Event Monitoring Service that combines ABB’s process control system…

Rockwell Automation acquires cybersecurity specialist Oylo

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisc.) announced that it has acquired Oylo, a privately-held industrial cybersecurity services provider based in Barcelona, Spain. Oylo is dedicated to providing a broad range of industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity services and solutions including assessments,…

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Elasticity for an Effective Cybersecurity Response

While no company wants to envision becoming the victim of a cyberattack, investing time upfront to craft an incident-response plan can provide a quicker path to recovery Cyberattacks are becoming a way of life — in both our personal, and…

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Making Cybersecurity Training a Priority

All critical infrastructure segments are at risk for cyberattacks, but the unique integration of the chemical manufacturing sector into the global supply chain makes it an especially ripe target Defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), critical infrastructure…

Rockwell Automation to acquire Israeli-based cybersecurity provider

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wis.; www.rockwellautomation.com) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Avnet Data Security, LTD, an Israeli-based cybersecurity provider with over 20 years of experience providing cybersecurity services. Avnet offers a full set of…

Mocana and Siemens collaborate on IIoT cybersecurity

Mocana Corp. (Sunnyvale, Calif.; www.mocana.com) announced a new partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software to bring end-to-end security for any Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices connecting to the Siemens MindSphere Cloud. Mocana is the leading provider of self-defending cybersecurity…

Emerson opens industrial cybersecurity hub in India

Emerson (St. Louis, Mo.; www.emerson.com) opened its newest cybersecurity lab to help manufacturers confidently adopt digital transformation strategies, while protecting the integrity of their plant operations, networks, systems and data. The facility, part of Emerson’s larger global cybersecurity network, reinforces…