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OPERATIONS
Modern operator
interfaces allow the
plant to execute
flexible control of
their equipment.
Allpax
completely segregated from other equipment. This includes
knowing how long a facility can be down in addition
to concerns about market share, reputation and
other critical factors.
" Data or intellectual property, recipes and trade secrets
are what separates one business from another, " said Kyle
Banks, technical resource partner, NorthWind, Sabetha,
Kan. " This is the segregation and identity of a business. "
Shared responsibility
Ensuring protection by determining who has access
and who can make changes is often a joint effort of
senior management, operators, advisors and bystanders.
Vortherms advised adopting a cross-departmental
approach with IT (Information Technology), OT
(Operational Technology) and production being equal
partners in the discussion, solution, implementation
and rollout of a data access system. Formal risk acceptance
processes should be followed and documented by
a leader and reviewed periodically and mitigated when
possible, according to Banks.
IT personnel are responsible for providing access to
data in order to do work in a secure manner. This includes
how remote access is handled in order to limit
and track who has access. The OT staff is concerned at
the plant-floor level regarding who has access to which
systems and data, locally and remotely, and how various
systems interact with each other. Operations needs to be
concerned with system security as well as how the operators
are going to access the system.
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IT infrastructure can vary greatly depending on the
organization. Larger companies often choose to manage
the data themselves. Customers who want to handle
their data are left to put their own security in place and
there might be just one person handling the responsibility,
according to Adam Pichoff, software engineering
manager, Allpax, Covington, La.
" Data or intellectual
property, recipes and
trade secrets are what
separates one business
from another. "
Kyle Banks, NorthWind
There might also be third-party vendors with remote
access to their systems. This requires a balance between
the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and the facility's
IT group, he continued.
Giving access
Without buy-in from all players, there's a potential for
in-fighting and the solution will be mediocre at best,
Vortherms cautioned. Therefore, it's necessary to create
a balance between access to production controls and
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