Wednesday 5 May 2010

Compliance with cyber security laws

New program allows plants to comply with mandatory cyber-security regulations

As a critical component of a control system, a Human Machine Interface (HMI) requires the best and most up-to-date security software protection to preserve the system’s functionality and the integrity of its data. GE Energy’s HMI Cyber Asset Protection (HMI CAP) program for all Windows-based HMIs keeps operator stations, maintenance stations, and communications operating at peak performance. It also helps plants comply with mandatory cyber-security regulations including the current North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) regulations, and emerging global cyber-security regulations.

The HMI CAP Program maintains all installed performance and security software at the most current GE standards. Protecting HMIs with up-to-date security software is essential for preserving system functionality and data integrity. Empowering operators with faster access to critical data and diagnostic alerts improves response time, which can result in reduced down time and increased availability.

The HMI CAP Program includes Catastrophic Data Loss protection and recovery tools to meet the commercial and regulatory needs of complete data recovery. Frequent back up of customized HMI configurations lessens the impact of viruses and helps you avoid unexpected disruptions in business. In addition, when customers enroll in the HMI CAP Program, they receive an extended warranty on all covered equipment. Under this warranty, GE will repair or replace equipment in the event of a catastrophic failure.

All security updates undergo validation and rigorous testing to ensure compatibility with your site or fleet-specific HMI environment.

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