Cyber SafePS

Almost all process plants have industrial control systems (ICS) embedded in the various levels of the company’s digitalisation. BUT no system is invulnerable; a technology malfunction can lead to asset damage, environmental consequences, financial losses, and even injury or loss of life.

Given the risks and subsequent consequences, organisations must understand that cyber threats are just as potent as all other 'traditional' safety risks, and cyber attacks can hijack the conventional safety measures they have put in place. Alarms can be disabled, controls can be manipulated, and the signals workers rely upon to ensure safety, are all vulnerable to tampering via cyber attack. Prevention of the consequences of cyber attack is covered by IEC62443 for process plant and IEC61511 for safety systems.