As standards and regulations for cybersecurity continue to evolve and new threats emerge, ABB collaborates closely with its customers on solutions to help them comply with industry standards, secure their operations now and protect them going forward.
In ABB Industrial Automation's cybersecurity team, experienced experts work to identify and minimize risks, and to implement solutions and services that improve security in industrial systems as needed by customers. The teams are located all over the world, and work both on site and remotely from ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations Centers. They connect with customers in real time to help identify, prevent and resolve issues. All of these communications are handled by a secure remote platform, so that the integrity of the overall control system is not affected; indeed, security is designed into every layer of the platform, eliminating the need for virtual private networks or cumbersome changes to security procedures.
But why is all this so important for you as a mining operator?
The answer is that you cannot afford to take the risk of unauthorized interference with your operations. A virus such as the one that wrecked the German blast furnace is an even more serious matter when your facility is inside the Arctic Circle or half way up a mountain in the Andes.
The operation of mines rely more and more on digital systems that optimize productivity and minimize health and safety risks. And as distributed control systems become ever more critical to the operation of a mine, so does the need to protect these systems from interference. This makes our unique combination of mining experience and our suite of security measures an indispensable partner for the mining company of the future.