Safeguarding the Chemical Industry: Uniting Cybersecurity Risk and Functional Safety

Rob SmithNews

By Horace Lenoir The chemical industry is essential in driving global innovation and economic growth in an increasingly interconnected world. However, as technological advancements continue to revolutionize the industry, the importance of addressing cybersecurity risks and ensuring functional safety has emerged as a critical imperative. In this article, we have explored the intersection of cyber threats and functional safety in … Read More

Safeguarding the Power Utilities Industry: Cybersecurity Risk and Functional Safety in Focus

Rob SmithNews

The power utility industry is at the forefront of technological advancements in an ever-evolving digital landscape. While these innovations bring numerous benefits, they expose the industry to unprecedented cybersecurity risks. As power grids become increasingly interconnected and reliant on digital systems, the potential for cyber threats to disrupt operations and compromise critical infrastructure has never been greater. To combat this … Read More

Why Cybersecurity is Important for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)

Rob SmithNews

By Horace Lenoir Cybersecurity is particularly important for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) due to the critical nature of their role in ensuring the safety and integrity of industrial processes. Safety Instrumented Systems are designed to detect hazardous conditions and initiate a safe response to prevent or mitigate accidents in industries such as oil and gas, chemical manufacturing, power generation, and … Read More

Understanding the Distinction Between IT and OT Cybersecurity

Rob SmithNews

By Horace Lenoir In the area of cybersecurity, it is crucial to differentiate between the two primary domains: Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT). While IT and OT systems require robust security measures, their fundamental differences necessitate distinct approaches to safeguarding against cyber threats. This article aims to clarify the dissimilarities between IT and OT cybersecurity, highlighting their unique … Read More

The Intersection of Cybersecurity Risk and Functional Safety: Safeguarding the Digital World

Rob SmithNews

By Horace Lenoir In today’s digital age, the reliance on interconnected systems and technology has grown exponentially. From autonomous vehicles and industrial control systems to smart homes and healthcare devices, our lives are increasingly intertwined with technology. However, this digital ecosystem also brings forth significant challenges, particularly in the realms of Cybersecurity Risk and Functional Safety. This article explores the … Read More

Impact of Cyber Risk on Functional Safety 

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Cyber Risk can significantly impact Functional Safety, particularly in systems that rely on software and digital technologies. Functional Safety refers to the ability of a system to operate reliably and safely, particularly in situations where there may be potential hazards or risks to human life, property, or the environment. Functional Safety is critical in industry—especially those involving complex safety-critical systems … Read More