PAS Global LLC to be Acquired by Hexagon

Writing Our Next Chapter I am excited to announce that we at PAS Global, LLC have agreed to be acquired by Hexagon AB, a global leader in sensor, software, and autonomous solutions.  Since I started PAS in 1993, we have been passionate about our mission to deliver software solutions to enhance industrial process safety, reliability and, since 2011, operational technology (OT) cybersecurity. I couldn’t be... Read more

PAS OptICS 2020 Content Now On-Demand – Strategies and Best Practices for OT Integrity

This week, we held PAS OptICS 2020, our industry and customer conference. Initially starting with a plan to host the event in Houston in April, we chose to first delay the event due to the global pandemic and then decided to go online across four time zones around the world this fall. What a great decision that was, as we were able to reach far more individuals and organizations in our global community than we would have... Read more

Operational Performance Through Digital Transformation and Collaboration: A Real-World Case Study

Modern process plants are highly automated. A variety of technologies including distributed control systems (DCS), advanced process control (APC), safety instrumented systems (SIS), and emergency shutdown systems (ESD) help ensure reliable, safe and economic process operations. Indeed, the typical plant invests millions of dollars in acquiring such systems and maintaining them over a lifespan that can run into two or three... Read more

OT Cybersecurity Is Improving – Yet PAS Survey Reveals Faster Progress Is Needed to Address Growing Threats

This week, as part of the PAS OptICS conference, we released the results from our OT Cybersecurity Readiness survey conducted during September and October 2020.The topline finding from the survey is that a substantial majority of responding organizations are inadequately prepared for an operational technology (OT) cyber attack with only 15% saying there are highly prepared for such an attack with the other 85% indicating... Read more

Detection, Response, and Recovery: Proactive Best Practices for OT Cybersecurity and Beyond

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is among the most followed guidelines for managing cyber risk and resiliency. The core of the framework is five functions – identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover. The first functions of identify and protect receive a lot of attention; after all, knowing what you have and identifying ways to protect the most at risk assets is foundational to good cybersecurity risk management... Read more

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