With industrial networks growing in complexity, getting more and more connected with other networks and expected to be even more crucial in the future with the introduction of IIoT, understanding of the networks structure, configuration and data flows is essential for proper maintenance.
During projects for our customers, it became clear that documentation is rarely available, scattered around on multiple systems, databases, documents and devices. Where available the documentation is often not coherent, lacking crucial information or the information is conflicting other. Reason behind this can be as complex as the network itself, originating in lack of resources, multiple sources of information, losing information while migrating to other documentation systems and sharing responsibilities between different departments.
For every project related to networks and cyber security, it is imperative to have a complete and accurate configuration management database (CMDB) available, containing at minimum device inventory, configurations, physical and logical drawings, and data-flows. Having an accurate and complete overview of your assets is a pre-requisite for assessing the state of your process control domain infrastructure and determine if and what actions are required.
Combining process control automation and IT networking is our expertise.
We have helped our customers in various domains like oil&gas, chemicals and water,
resulting in a more secure process control environment.
Would you like to know how Magion can assist you with achieving your process control security objectives?