Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Every company understands the need to protect physical assets, but many lack the systems to protect their process control software.
Should these invisible assets fail, the entire industry could collapse, yet in a recent study it was discovered that 90% of UK production companies lack secure systems to protect all of their process control software. This neglect is not a British issue, it happens worldwide and with software that is fundamental to production processes, product quality and safety.
The integrity of these ‘hidden’ assets is just as important as that of physical assets and in February’s edition of Offshore Engineer I discuss four significant risks facing operators.