INDUSTRIAL PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM SECURITY

IVAN SUSANTO, RICH JACKSON JR., AND DONALD L. PAUL

Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, California

1 INTRODUCTION

Process control systems or industrial automation and control systems (IACS) used in the O&G Industry are vulnerable to new threats with potentially serious consequences. Vulnerabilities come from many sources, including, but not limited to increasing access to IACS, increased digital intensity in the form of digital oil fields, smart sensors generating ever increasing amounts of data, real-time optimization, reservoir modeling, and global value chains that are highly leveraged on information and connectivity. In order to address these vulnerabilities, a public–private partnership called Project LOGIC was formed to create and execute projects that address critical O&G cyber security Research and Development (R&D) needs, and produce solutions upon their completion, which can be deployed in the industry. ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) also combines the talents of industry leaders from a number of major control system users and manufacturers to create a collaborative industry certification-based program.

2 BACKGROUND

Process control systems or IACS are used by O&G companies at their offshore platforms, pipelines, refineries, plants, and other industrial assets. IACS are collections of personnel, hardware, and software that can affect or influence the safe, secure, and reliable operation of an industrial process. The systems ...

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