Oil, Gas & Chemical – ICS Network Security

ICS Network Design & Security

Designing Robust, Secure Networks for Oil, Gas & Chemical Manufacturers

Matrix Technologies has been designing secure, sophisticated industrial control system (ICS) networks for the oil, gas and chemical industries for nearly 40 years. We can create and implement a robust network design that meets or exceeds stringent requirements for reliability and security, including regulatory requirements. We can help ensure the safety of your entire operation and protect your intellectual property.

Network Assessments & Upgrades

Our network experts have in-depth knowledge of the complexities of modern industrial networks, from office Ethernets to plant floor equipment and controls to networked devices found all across your operations. We can assess your existing network and develop and implement a plan for changing and upgrading equipment, installing new software, adding devices and users, and establishing authorized access.

Our services include:

  • Network Diagrams
  • Installed Asset Review
  • Cyber Security Evaluation
  • Network Loading and Segmentation
  • Existing Network Statistics
  • Network Gap Assessment
  • Network Upgrade Road Map

New Network Design

Our network experts will thoroughly evaluate your requirements for a new network, including equipment, current and future data collection, controls, and security issues involved in implementation. We will develop and implement an advanced network infrastructure that considers such elements as:

  • Network Architecture
  • Fiber, Copper, and Wireless
  • Network Levels and Segmentation
  • Performance Improvement
  • Virtualization
  • Remote Access
  • Access Control
  • Security
  • Testing and Validation

ICS Network Security Standards

Process control networks are at high risk for security breaches. Our network designers know how to identify vulnerabilities in your system, assess and document gaps, develop mitigation plans, and increase security to protect your operations while enabling connectivity, real-time information and reporting, and data access.

Matrix network engineers also know which standards must be applied to your ICS network and how to ensure compliance. We have extensive knowledge of such standards as:

  • ISA99/IEC62443 – Industrial Automation and Control Systems
  • ISA TR84.00.09 – Security Related to Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
  • NERC CIP – North American Electric Reliability Corporation critical infrastructure protection
  • NIST SP800-82 – National Institute of Standards Guide to ICS Security
  • And many others





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Charlie Sheets, Matrix Technologies

Charlie Sheets, PE

Director, Industrial Systems Division

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