Exida releases CyberPHAx™ Cyber Risk Assessment Software

Exida, a global supplier of functional and process safety products, services, and certifications has released CyberPHAx™, a tool that allows users to effectively conduct a Cyber Risk Assessment to identify potential cyber-attacks and to document existing or planned countermeasures to estimate residual risk of a cyber-attack.

“We live in an increasingly connected world, where it is now possible for a person behind a PC to take over a plant’s control system with ill intent,” says Iwan van Beurden, exida’s director of product development. “CyberPHAx provides the ability to thoroughly conduct a Cyber Risk Assessment allowing you to identify potential weaknesses in your existing infrastructure and plan for additional countermeasures if necessary.”

CyberPHAx™ is a Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) tool tool that can be used by engineering personnel in project, process safety, information technology, and process control, as well as plant management, and operations personnel.

CyberPHAx™guides users through the Cyber Risk Assessment process, effectively focusing the user on the task at hand, identifying types of cyber-attacks, potentially leading to hazardous events and their associated risks. Once the severity of a potential cyber-attack is understood, existing or planned countermeasures can be documented allowing an estimate of residual risk. If the tolerable risk target is not met, recommendations can be documented to lower the risk to a tolerable level.