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How One Refinery is Fighting Back Against Ever-Present Cybersecurity Dangers

Cybersecurity gives energy giant Total S.A. an operational edge.

Challenge

Cybersecurity threats are rapidly evolving, as criminals use increasingly sophisticated digital weapons to disrupt and steal from businesses worldwide. With stakes this high, leading energy and chemicals company Total S.A. needed help protecting their operations and bottom line from today’s threats—and those to come.


Solution


While partnering closely with Total, our cybersecurity experts uncovered crucial vulnerabilities at the Port Arthur refinery—then crafted a comprehensive security strategy. We connected the site with software and hardware that deliver continuous monitoring, encrypted communications, and threat intelligence. Total’s team now has 24/7 Honeywell expertise to monitor security issues and protect their digital and physical assets from any downtime.


Result

Our security resourcing model supplements Total’s lean staff, allowing them to focus on their core refining business. With the right people securely monitoring equipment, systems remain stable and reliable, helping boost production. This comprehensive solution continually addresses and anticipates ongoing risks.

“Honeywell provided the cybersecurity knowledge base required to protect our refinery’s control system. We have 24/7 coverage regardless of what is happening in the plant.”
– Lanny Gibson, Process Control Supervisor, Total Port Arthur Refinery