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The Internet of Things (IoT) and the digital transformation have brought the need for the companies - across all sectors, including Industrial, Transportation, Energy and Utilities, and Medical - to collect actionable data from their assets, processes, and products. This requires the connection between the OT (Operational Technology) domain that involves industrial and factory automation, supply chain management and asset monitoring where data are generated, and the IT (Information Technology) domain, that embraces business process and office automation, enterprise web, and mobile applications, etc.
PAS Global is one such OT Integrity company that delivers software solutions that prevent, detect, and remediate cyber threats, reduce process safety risks, optimize profitability, and enable trusted decision-making data. With operations in over 70 countries, PAS helps many of the world's leading industrial organizations ensure OT Integrity from the sensor to the cloud – including 13 of the top 15 refining’s, 13 of the top 15 chemicals, 4 of the top 5 pulp and paper, 3 of the top 5 mining, and 7 of the top 20 power generation companies. PAS delivers software solutions that prevent, detect, & remediate cyber threats, reduce process safety risks, optimize profitability, and enable trusted data for decision-making. PAS helps industrial organizations ensure OT Integrity, including 13 of the top 15 refining’s and 13 of the top 15 chemical companies.
Next-generation products and services offered by PAS Global
OT / ICS Cyber Integrity™
To mitigate risk, address compliance requirements, and improve process safety, companies must move from today's IT-centric solutions to an OT/ICS-centric cybersecurity approach. Traditional IT endpoint cybersecurity tools address only 20% of OT/ICS-centric cyber assets, leaving proprietary, heterogeneous industrial control systems hidden and vulnerable. Unlike IT-centric tools, PAS Cyber Integrity protects all control systems (Level 3 - Level 0) against cyber threats. Cyber Integrity leverages more than 25 years of deep OT asset management expertise to deliver the industry's most comprehensive cybersecurity solution to protect critical infrastructure.
Safe and profitable industrial operations rely upon functional and available Independent Protection Layers (IPLs). Today, assessing IPL status relies on manual data gathering processes, spreadsheets, and in-house tools. This time-consuming, error-prone approach expends valuable resources and introduces unwanted operational risk. PAS IPL Assurance provides automated, cost-effective, near real-time visibility into the health and availability of the safety instrumented systems (SIS), alarm management systems, and other IPL layers allowing rapid identification of potential risks, such as bypassed or out-of-service safety functions.
Robust control loop performance is critical to process safety and plant profitability. Control loop performance degrades over time due to process modifications, changing production requirements, and equipment condition. PAS ControlWizard™, part of PAS PlantState Integrity, monitors, analyzes, diagnoses, and reports control loop performance to proactively address potential issues that affect safety and production performance.
Instrumentation issues and improperly tuned PID controllers lead to process instability and impact safety and profitability. PAS TuneWizard™ is a free application that quickly and accurately quantifies the root causes of poorly performing control loops. Using TuneWizard, personnel can remediate controller issues to ensure safe, compliant, and profitable operations.
PAS PlantState Integrity™
Poorly performing alarm systems, plagued by alarm floods, inaccurate alarms, and disabled alarms, diminish situation awareness and negatively impact plant production and safety. PlantState Integrity enables effective alarm management to improve operator situation awareness by providing actionable information to help mitigate abnormal situations and ensure safe, reliable, and compliant operations. PlantState Integrity, combined with its widely adopted 7-Step Alarm Management Methodology, provides a holistic solution to benchmark and optimize alarm system performance.
The Visionary leader behind the success of PAS Global
Eddie Habibi is the Founder and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of PAS Global. He is a pioneer and a thought leader in industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity, Industrial IoT, data analytics, and operations management. In 2017, PAS was recognized in CRN's 15 coolest industrial IoT companies, and CRN listed Eddie as one of the 30 Internet Of Things Executives Whose Names You Should Know. He is the co-author of two popular best practices books on operational risk and safety management: The Alarm Management Handbook and The High-Performance HMI Handbook. Eddie holds an Engineering degree from the University of Houston and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.