ABB and IBM have announced a partnership that will see the two companies collaborate to connect cybersecurity and operational technology. To start off the collaboration, ABB has developed a new OT Security Event Monitoring Service that merges ABB’s process control system domain expertise with IBM’s security event monitoring portfolio. This will help better connect OT data with the broader IT security ecosystem.
The solution developed jointly by ABB and IBM can provide domain knowledge that is needed to respond to security incidents related to process control. It is best suited for complex industrial processes in industries such as oil, gas, chemicals, and mining.
Cyberattack and cyber-compromises can cause huge disruptions in today’s connected industrial environment. They can cause technical glitches and prove to be costly in terms of production and damage.
“ABB’s collaboration with IBM makes it possible to analyze process control events in the context of security and impact to the operational environment, delivering strong improvement in our OT cyber threat visibility across the board,” said Robert Putman, Global Manager of Cyber Security for Industrial Automation at ABB.