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Chemicals Reference Architecture
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Chemicals Research Notes
Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.
April 16, 2018
Utilities with high-risk, production-critical operational technology (OT) are increasingly managing process control systems (PCS) on networks that are physically separated from the business network (BN). While this provides secure isolation from risks, physical segregation is introducing service management challenges. Ensure service parity across segregated networks with a data diode.
December 11, 2017
While all industries are at risk of being targeted by threat actors of any kind, the chemical sector is at an increased risk due to the sensitive information they store related to dangerous materials, in addition to the storage of the dangerous materials themselves. Consequently, a successful breach could result in disaster, as both the information and chemicals could put lives at risk. With organizations moving towards adopting internet-enabled technology (SCADA, ICS, etc.) to improve business processes, the employees that handle these technologies and the information they contain have become an enticing target for hackers. Organizations within the chemical sector must consider the human threat vector when developing a cybersecurity strategy to reduce the likelihood and impact of a successful breach.
July 19, 2017
Put away your Six Sigma Black Belt! Predictive analytics will give chemical companies the necessary insights to improve processes beyond what Lean and Six Sigma manufacturing can accomplish.
May 4, 2017
The Internet of Things will soon be a major part of the chemicals industry. Know what trends are coming and how to integrate them with your business.