Webinar Recording: Cyber-securing Safety and Equipment Protection Systems in Mining

Recording of our webinar from May 29th 2024

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Waterfall team

Mining Webinar Recording

Safety is the top priority in almost all mines, and reliable, efficient physical operations are close seconds. Cybersecurity is essential to all these priorities, in a world where automation is remotely accessible and where many mines are the targets of threats from sophisticated ransomware criminals to nation states. In addition, the trend towards cloud computing and cloud-based predictive maintenance services complicates cybersecurity and expands attack opportunities.

The good news is that Cyber-Informed Engineering (CIE) offers a new engineering-friendly approach to understanding and addressing cyber threats that have the potential to impair worker safety and damage long-lead-time equipment.

In this webinar recording, Andrew Ginter discusses:

arrow red right The latest cyberattack outage data as we introduce CIE and dig into consequences, blind spots, electro-mechanical mitigations, and network engineering. 

arrow red right Comparing engineering-grade designs to IT-grade designs such as “secure” remote access and “secure” by design initiatives – these IT-grade approaches work well for small shoe factories, but have serious limitations in the most consequential mining networks.

arrow red right We’ll finish with a look at advanced topics – such as data abstraction for safer cloud-based remote control of mining operations.

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