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ABB launches cyber security solution for industrial infrastructure

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ABB has launched ABB Ability Cyber Security Workplace (CSWP) to enhance protection for critical industrial infrastructure by consolidating both ABB and third-party security solutions into one digital platform.

CSWP aims to make cyber security information easier to manage for operators by consolidating security tools into a single-view digital platform – streamlining the display of complex information and reducing exposure to risk.

ABB’s new solution has been designed to more efficiently protect operational assets by making the maintenance of security controls a key part of daily operations and summarising information into a simple, single view.

Many existing cyber security tools in the industry are siloed, forcing operators to work from several systems. Information is also often presented in a complex and difficult to understand way, which can result in security gaps and risk to the asset environment.

“ABB’s CSWP solution overcomes these challenges by simplifying security control status information and enabling remote access, making it possible for ABB’s technical domain experts to connect directly to their environment when additional support is needed,” said Matthew Virostek, product owner for CSWP at ABB.

“Operational technology and information technology networks are also isolated so that elements of risk are identified faster, leading to more informed, data-led decisions that help optimise performance and resource use, and hence contribute to driving sustainability goals.”

The new solution also aims to help address the current skills gap in cyber security literacy.

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