Control systems and associated instrumentation used to efficiently operate and/or automate industrial processes. Industrial Control Systems include supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems (DCS), and other smaller control system such as programmable logic controllers (PLC). Such systems are extensively used in industries such as chemical processing, manufacturing, power generation, oil and gas processing, and telecommunications.

These systems due to their nature of designs and their age, are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Industrial control system security addresses the need for cyber defense capabilities of these systems and networks via implementation of various frameworks such as NIST SP 800-82 or IEC62443 series dedicated to these systems.

As our daily life and our supply chain significantly depends on constant operation of these systems with adequate integrity and availability, it is vital to ensure they are secure and free of tamper or sabotage by adversaries and state nation actors. Reach out to us and let’s explore how Blackpawn can help you secure your next industrial control implementation or uplift the existing one to a cyber resilient operational level.

If you are an operator of Critical Infrastructure (CI) or maintaining Assets of National Significance (AoNS), or delivering a product or project that has the potential to become part of critical infrastructure, you will be required to provide cyber security capabilities within the system to facilitate secure and trustworthy operation and maintenance of that system.

Our experts have extensive experience in helping customers in implementation of Security within industrial control environments and OT plants. Implementation of IEC62443 frameworks within operational environment can help your organisation achieve its security targets and goals. Critical infrastructure operators like railways, oil and gas, water, energy companies, port operations require implementation of OT technology cyber security practices.

If you unsure where to start, Blackpawn can help you from Concept to Delivery and well beyond delivery, into Operation.

Whether you are building/upgrading a Building Management System (BMS), Power plant with HV SCADA/DCS or delivering an offshore Oil & Gas platform, you will require to embed, implement and deliver a secure system according to existing local state and federal regulations, O&M standards and/or industry best practices. We are here to help you navigate the intricate cyber security jargon in simple terms. We work with executives, managers and team leads to understand cyber security risks, project and financial risks as well as educate and train engineering teams on how to embed cyber security requirements within delivered systems.

Our experts are and have background in engineering and have experience in design, test and commissioning of industrial control systems. They know what typical engineering projects pitfalls are and are familiar with limitations and challenges within industrial control environment and can work with your team to deliver best for project outcomes within:

  • Governance, Management and Executive Advisory
  • Management Plans and Framework Implementation
  • Architecture and Infrastructure Maturity Assessment
  • Configuration and Design Assessment
  • Verification and Validations
  • Secure Operations and Maintenance
  • Independent Cyber Security Assessment (ICSA)