Friday, March 18, 2016

LOGIIC - Cybersecurity Confederation for Industry Video

oil refinery with tanker ship
Oil Refinery
In response to the challenges presented by malicious or mischievous cyber operatives, a number of organizations joined together to collaborate in the design, testing, and implementation of tools and techniques to protect critical industrial systems on a global scale. LOGIIC (Linking Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity), as its name implies, focuses on the oil and gas industry. We should all know, however, that a substantial portion of the automation and process control devices we regularly utilize throughout many industries today were originally developed in the oil and gas industry, where the operational scale and risk level are sufficiently high to justify the costs of developing new technology, methods, and equipment.

LOGIIC participants include the Automation Federation, which brings the resources of world class device and software manufacturers to bear on cybersecurity issues of the day. The Cyber Security Division of the Science & Technology Directorate in the US Department of Homeland Security is also involved. Currently, five major oil companies are members.

Since its inception, LOGIIC has successfully completed eight major projects, with plans for many more. Upon completion of selected projects, LOGIIC delivers public reports to help elevate best practices across the entire industry. Both the member companies and the government are putting funds towards these projects which benefits not only the private sector, but also the public interest. Companies are applying the results within their organizations, because it helps bridge the gap between information technology and the industrial-environment sides of the organization.

LOGIIC is an organization that conducts activities and disseminates information that can be useful throughout your own organization and that of your customers and suppliers in the industrial process control field. Below is a video highlighting the organization and its work.