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Honeywell Industrial IT Solutions Group to help manufacturers improve cyber security safeguards

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Honeywell Industrial IT Solutions group, part of Honeywell Process Solutions will help manufacturers and process industry facilities protect against cyber threats.

Comprising of a global team of experts including network and security-certified professionals, the Industrial IT Solutions group specialises in the design, performance assessment and protection of networks used in the process industry, including wireless instrument and SCADA platforms.

The vendor-neutral program provides four phases to guard plant control system networks from cyber threats by assessing, remediating, maintaining and managing plant automation network performance, vulnerabilities and cyber security measures.

Jon Lippin, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Lifecycle Solutions and Services for Honeywell Process Solutions explains that automation network security and performance has become a critical component of plant safety in the process industries. He adds that the risks and complexity of cyber vulnerabilities that come from fast expanding control networks must be addressed with the same vigilance as process safety risks assessments.

The Industrial IT Solutions group will focus on four key activities:

  • Assessing a plant’s assets against industry standards, regulatory requirements and best practices
  • Remediating issues identified in the assessment phase with a custom-designed program
  • Managing the plant’s industrial IT investment with support, training, and services such as network security administration, anti-virus management, and patch management
  • Maintaining the plant’s solutions through programs such as performance and security monitoring, change management, monthly status reporting, and other related services
According to Lippin, Honeywell has invested in building the Industrial IT Solutions practice to help industrial plant, pipeline and asset owners stay ahead of the threats, regardless of control system vendor or location by providing a scalable approach to managing all aspects of modern industrial control system networks.

Honeywell’s industrial IT services are based on extensive knowledge in IT systems and a deep understanding of process control environments. The company has completed hundreds of industrial IT projects across the globe.

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