Between the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0, and the Smart Factory, cyber security has become increasingly important not just for information technology (IT), but for operational technology (OT) as well.
One of the most important areas is the IT/OT alignment – the integration of classic IT systems with their OT counterparts. The harmony of these systems is essential to maintaining industrial cyber security and protection for any type of business, including oil & gas, life sciences, food and beverage, and beyond.
With many years of experience in IT/OT system integration across the automation pyramid, PA Solutions is the leading independent provider of complete automation solutions to the process and manufacturing industry. Our approach emphasizes industrial cyber security solutions with a focus on converging your IT and OT systems to maximize your peace of mind.
We offer a comprehensive range of different industrial cyber security solutions, including assessment, design, implementation, and monitoring. Here are just a few examples:
PA Solutions is certified in virtually all industrial automation cyber security standards, especially those that relate directly to IT/OT alignment in manufacturing facilities or enterprises. Our team has partnered with the vast majority of DCS/PLC vendors (level 2 in the OT landscape) and possesses excellent OT industry knowledge. This is thanks to our core business, IACS engineering (industrial automation and control systems). Most importantly, we cover the full lifecycle of delivery – beginning with engineering and implementation all the way to after the sale.
Industrial cyber security, which is often referred to as industrial control systems cyber security or ICS cyber security, is the key element to protecting the operational effectiveness of any manufacturing business.
Preventing third-party attacks, system vulnerabilities, and simply even operator error goes a long way toward protecting the future of any organization. Combining ICS IT security with OT devices allows manufacturers to stop the disasters and expenses that come along with plant shutdowns and slowdowns.
This is where a comprehensive range of industrial control cyber security measures from PA Solutions come into play. Technical subject matter experts work with teams throughout the entire lifecycle of a project – from the moment research begins and lasting long past final implementation.
These PA team members have extensive experience in cyber and ICS information security consultation, navigation, and implementation, making the entire process as simple as possible for clients.