Cybersecurity White Paper Development Sub-Committee

In order for the mining industry to remain resilient to cybersecurity threats, especially with a dramatic increase in remote work, four white papers, which will act as educational resources have been identified by the Cybersecurity Working Group as a key need for the industry and will aim to cover a variety of related topics. 

The Sub-Committee identified the need for four white papers on the following topics: 

  1. Cybersecurity and Remote Work – Cybersecurity risks associated with working remotely. 
  2.  IT/OT Convergence – General information on cyber ownership of IT and OT operations under one team to enable centralized management, cost efficiency, holistic monitoring and detection. 
  3. Data Protection – A basic framework for protecting important data and covers threats, vulnerabilities, protection plans, and data classification. 
  4. Selecting a Cloud Partner – When to bring on premises, appropriate security pieces from vendors, forming industry standards. 

These white papers are in need of volunteers from experts throughout the broader mining industry who can help to map out the contents of these projects going forward. If you have expertise in any of these areas and want to be a part of one or many of these projects, contact us here to get involved.