An emerging challenge for process safety is process control system cybersecurity. An attacker could gain control of the process actuators through the control system or communication policies within control loops and potentially drive the process state to unsafe conditions. Cybersecurity has traditionally been handled as an information technology (IT) problem in the process industries. In the literature for cybersecurity specifically of control systems, there has been work aimed at developing control designs that seek to fight cyberattacks by either giving the system appropriate response mechanisms once attacks are detected or seeking to make the attacks difficult to perform. In this work, we begin an exploration into the implications of process and equipment design for enhancing the ability of chemical processes to maintain safe operation during cyberattacks on the process control systems.
Controls and Control Theory | Information Security | Process Control and Systems
Durand, Helen, "Process/Equipment Design Implications for Control System Cybersecurity" (2019). Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Faculty Research Publications. 7.