Pitfalls of lax cybersecurity in the lubricants business

May 30, 2018

Cybersecurity threats represent a growing challenge in the lubricants manufacturing industry. From the theft of formulas, to product manipulation, physical damage, plant shutdowns and more, the threats are constantly evolving. Although some view cybersecurity as a hindrance to growth, effective cybersecurity allows organizations to address their business challenges and deliver their strategic plans by reducing security risks. 

Enabling future digitization and automation for plants and facilities are priority projects across the lubricants sector, as organizations seek to become more efficient without affecting the safety and availability of their facilities. By aligning security with quality, safety, research, production and all other functional areas, lubricants businesses can effectively and efficiently utilize cybersecurity as a business enabler. 

Since malicious attacks to OT systems often originate in the IT system, it’s vital to have a holistic cybersecurity approach to achieve enterprise-wide defense. Learn more about these risks and how effective cybersecurity can help organizations meet their business objectives here (page 11). 

Why should you care?  

If you work in the lubricants industry, it’s helpful to understand why your organization’s IT security approach is so important. Effective cybersecurity allows petrochemical businesses to meet modern-day challenges and support future projects.