Unplanned Downtimes & High Recovery Costs
In the food and beverage industry, unplanned downtimes do not only mean financial losses due to production shutdown. The time-consuming cleaning, testing and restarting of the plant also leads to considerable costs. Extreme operating conditions additionally increase the risk of corrosion and unplanned downtimes.
Moreover, the networking of IT, OT and production equipment into cyberphysical systems increases the risk of data theft, process manipulation and sabotage. Besides spillover effects such as experienced by Mondelez (2017) and Arizona Beverages (2019), advanced persistent threats with frequently unknown attack signatures are on the rise.
Detecting disruptive events in the ICS
Unplanned downtimes can only be prevented by those who are informed of potential events before the malfunction occurs. In highly automated productions, a malfunction − whether due to cyberattack or a technical error condition − often appears in the control communication.
Operators of industrial control systems in the food and beverage industry must therefore be informed immediately of any changes in the ICS-communication. The monitoring of all communication processes by means of Rhebo's industrial network monitoring with anomaly detection ensures that every suspicious process within the ICS is reported. This means that even covert attacks and error conditions are detected in real-time.
Operators can thus react actively to risks, locate and eliminate problems faster and avoid unplanned downtimes.
Detect ICS anomalies in real-time
Rhebo Industrial Protector monitors, analyzes and visualizes non-intrusively all assets and the complete data traffic within your ICS. In real-time, the anomaly detection reports any communication of:
- communication errors
- overload conditions or other network error states
- known and unknown cyberattacks;
- internal sabotage and manipulation;
The specific protocol types used in the pharma and chemical industry such as EtherCAT, S7 and their variants are fully supported.
You always have full clarity about potentially harmful or disruptive communication in the ICS. You can react immediately to potential disturbances before OEE and productivity are affected.
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