A track record of solving high stakes problems across all automation industries including chemical, oil & gas, metals & mining, and refining.
PML and Emerson Automation Solutions’ consulting services will help you envision how innovative technologies can give you a sustainable competitive edge. The expertise and resources we bring to the table help you dependably define, execute and support a strategy throughout the lifecycle of your operation.
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Cyber Security Services
Solutions to improve and preserve your asset reliability
The consequences of a cyber-attack can cause serious damage to your plant, reduce, or shut down production, and even have safety and environmental implications. Use Emerson and PML’s Cyber Security Assessment Services to identify vulnerabilities, remediate protection gaps, and secure your process control system from cyber security risks.
Cyber Security Assessment Options
Emergency Incident Response
The Cyber Security Emergency Incident Response services team is ready to provide immediate assistance during your cyber-crisis. Our consultants provide the expertise and tools for initial triage and to determine what happened and how to fix it, whether your incident has affected your firewall, VPN, or even your DeltaV hardware or applications.
Because every DeltaV system and incident is unique, we tailor our approach, so it is relevant to your business at hand. After each engagement, we take the lessons learned and improve our methodology to provide repeatable success.
Our first responders identify and contain the incident, offering instant remediation when appropriate. We direct you on what log files to collect and protect for the forensic “root cause” analysis required for any cyber-incident.
As part of our holistic approach to identification, containment, and remediation, we combine the skills and experience of our Incident Response team and DeltaV specialists with the expertise of the industry’s leading malware researchers at McAfee Labs. Our consultants provide the expertise and tools to determine what happened and how to fix it.
Incident Response and Forensic Investigation
Time is of the essence after a cyber-attack and external help is often the best remedy to augment your site staff. Our team stands ready to provide you the assistance you need to recover and restore your plant to full operations.
Our first responders identify and contain the incident, offering instant remediation when appropriate. It is also important to determine exactly what happened, how and where the incident originated, and what remediation must be taken to ensure that this attack does not happen again. That is where our forensic experts apply state-of-the-art tools and years of forensic evaluations experience to quickly analyze the data and effectively remediate your system.
Site Policies and Procedures Development
Building a cyber security program upon a solid foundation is necessary for success. The Cyber Security Site Policies and Procedures Development services establish security plans for vital functions and address compliance and exceptions. Our team of security experts offers services and education to help you continuously and measurably protect your most important assets from the most critical threats.
A strong cyber security policy sets the security tone for the whole plant site and informs personnel about management’s cyber security expectations. All personnel must be aware of the sensitivity of their potential impact on a plant’s cyber security and their responsibilities for protecting it.
Effective and updated cyber security policies and procedures, along with proper enforcement, can help to avoid system downtime expenses due to a cyber-attack. Lost production revenue as well as recovery expenses from a single cyber-event will most certainly hit your plant’s balance sheet and can often be avoided.
Policy and procedure review and/or development can be a time-consuming effort for even the savviest site specialist. With our certified consultants leading the development effort, you can be assured that the most current and effective enhancements will be included in your final policies and procedures manual.
Site Incident Response Plan Development
The method to develop a Site Incident Response Plan (IRP) is thorough, relevant, modular, and adaptable. An IRP touches many groups in your organization: security, IT, operations (OT), legal, human resources, and compliance, amongst others. Our thorough planning approach is more effective because it is cross-functional and inclusive of all stakeholders. We assure your plan is relevant to your organization because we create a custom plan for each client. Our plan methodology consists of a modular framework, allowing you to choose which components are included.
A clearly defined and in-place cyber security IRP will help you through those initial, tense moments with guidelines on what to do first when you suspect a cyber security breach or malware infection. The IRP’s documented procedures will guide you through the steps to identify, contain and recover from the attack.
An IR handbook allows you to maintain and keep current the policies and procedures as your system and support team changes. This ensures that you are prepared for any cyber security challenge and will ultimately save you time and money during an incident.
The right digital transformation technologies for your operation
Whether Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), or Machine Learning, new automation solutions can help with increasing mobility not for data but information across the enterprise with a plan, a pilot and expansion.
Many are actively pursuing IoT pilot projects, but only 5% have clear business case justification. Emerson’s jumpstart methodology can ensure the plan, ROI and the journey to success in your digital transformation.
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Top quartile in safety, reliability, production, energy, and data management
PML partners with Emerson to apply our cross-functional consulting expertise and consistent methodologies to identify the highest impact opportunities guided by industry benchmarks and your operational performance. We then provide a prioritized business case for investments in technologies. Results will be sustainable, and you will capture incremental benefits in existing initiatives.
Opportunities for Improvement
Keep capital projects on-time and on-budget for top quartile performance
The complexity of today’s capital projects is causing an endemic loss of value and confidence. Projects are larger, more technical and running at a faster pace than ever before.
Project Certainty is Emerson Automation Solutions’ transformational approach to enabling top quartile performance in capital projects by digitally transforming our customers’ projects through modern project management strategies, innovative engineering practices and digital technologies.
PML delivers solutions that eliminate costs, reduces complexity, and accommodates change to improve capital efficiency and deliver more reliable project schedules.
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Early collaboration delivers project certainty and will better ensure attaining long-term operational objectives.