Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has formed Industrial IT Solutions group, a global team of experts with extensive knowledge in IT systems and a deep understanding of process control environments, to help manufacturers and process industry facilities enhance security against cyber threats.
The new group specializes in the design, performance assessment and protection of networks used in the process industry, including wireless instrument and SCADA platforms. Its offerings will provide a comprehensive range of vendor-neutral technology and services required to assess, remediate, maintain and manage plant automation network performance, vulnerabilities and cyber security measures.
“Automation network security and performance has become a critical component of plant safety in the process industries,” said Jon Lippin, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Lifecycle Solutions and Services for HPS. “As control networks continue to expand and integrate to business systems, the risks and complexity of cyber vulnerabilities must be addressed with the same vigilance as process safety risks assessments.”
Read an interview with HPS cyber security expert Rick Kaun on the importance of cyber security in industrial facilities, or follow Rick on Twitter (@rickkaun) for more cyber security information.