Enabling our client to understand existing process control networks while assisting with security and development phases to leverage future technologies.
The client engaged WorleyParsons to provide security assurance and enable compliance with the latest client and industry standards. The goal for the client was to understand the first steps to OT business integration and put in place plans to safely and securely bridge the OT/IT gap. This client is recognized as an early mover in the IT/OT space and has well developed standards and frameworks that local sites are mandated to follow. The rapid uptake of new technologies and inconsistent OT industry documentation meant the biggest challenge facing them was the lack of understanding existing networks in the OT space.
The client had engaged numerous IT based companies to solve this challenge for them, but they struggled to understand the control system and operational requirements of a modern hydrocarbons facility and lacked the training and ability to connect with key stakeholders. In some instances these IT companies were asked not to return to their the client’s facilities.