It is not an easy task being in charge of cyber security. Staying up-to-date with security requirements and defending against cyber threats takes a lot of time and effort. Some tasks must be done on a daily basis, such as updating virus signatures, checking if there are any Windows security patches available, or monitoring and checking backups.
There are many other time-consuming aspects, such as managing remote support access, production of system backups and monitoring of system or application events. Fast and appropriate reactions to cyber threats play a decisive role in system security.
How we can help
ABB validates third-party security patches for your automation systems and enables them shortly after release. These security patches are provided for download at the ABB Security Update Server, which also automatically deploys in the automation system using a remote access platform and the facility security server. ABB can, if requested, activate Microsoft security patches onsite, by rebooting the nodes in a defined cycle that takes the availability requirements of your system into account.
Anti-virus software (blacklisting) can be provided as a basic solution for protecting the system against viruses and malware. As an automation system manufacturer, ABB documents the tested and approved virus protection programs for ABB automation systems. To keep the anti-virus signatures in your control system up-to-date, they are updated and deployed in the facility security server and your control system on a daily basis by the ABB Security Update Server.
This cyber security analytics service is accessed through the service delivery platform - conveniently deployed on any control system at your location. Data from all ABB Cyber Security Services that you use can be viewed through a web-based user interface that is easily accessible by customer or ABB personnel.