Elewa Ali

Elewa Ali, Senior Control System Engineer, SABIC

Recommendations For Building A Comprehensive ICS Cybersecurity Program

  • Risk assessments enable leadership to make informed, high-level business decisions about cybersecurity initiatives.
  • Restructuring the network and proactively updating aging hardware and software can help a plant better secure its control systems.

“Standalone machines are very difficult to secure, yet the organization still has to interact with them.”

As a control systems and cybersecurity engineer at a major chemical plan in Saudi Arabia, Elewa Ali is responsible for 500 to 600 digital control systems with a wide range of configurations coming from a number of different vendors. And as is the case in many OT environments, Ali must contend with aging and obsolete systems.

This is an excerpt from Reducing Industrial Risk. The eBook was generously sponsored by PAS.