In today’s digital age, cybersecurity threats are pushing refineries to re-examine their cybersecurity strategies. Gone are the days when information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) could function separately in protected silos. Now, the need to share resources and information is critical, especially when both are working with automation suppliers to better respond to today’s complex and costly cybersecurity landscape. In fact, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and McAfee report that cybercrime has cost the world almost $600 billion, or 0.8 percent of global GDP.
In a Refiner’s Guide to Digital Transformation article, No more silos: OT and IT team up to tackle cybersecurity, Emerson’s Rick Gorskie shares strategies on how to enhance collaboration and protection:
No matter the technology already in place, strategies available today, or the ways in which a refinery’s IT and OT teams currently collaborate, the methods to strengthen a refinery’s cybersecurity approach are well established and can improve a plant’s cyberdefense posture.
Visit the Refiner’s Guide to Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance section on Emerson.com to read the full article and others to help you advance your digital transformation initiatives. You can also download the full Refiner’s Guide.
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