Many industrial players are faced with strict and growing regulations. They are thus subject to drastic compliance obligations: compliance of a production facility, a quality system and more generally a set of practices with regard to the regulatory requirements imposed by the authorities. Compliance is defined through the qualification of equipment and systems involved in the production process.
Safety issues are also at the heart of the concerns of many sectors which must ensure the safety of people, the protection of the environment and the protection of their sites.
Control and security systems must be designed to provide adequate protection to safeguard the integrity of the building and ensure the safety of its occupants in the event of malicious attacks or extreme natural events. They must also guarantee operational safety and control critical installations while allowing continuity of service.
"A command of the qualification process is essential to ensure lead times and costs. The qualification can be managed directly by the nuclear operator or subcontracted to the equipment supplier."
" There are real issues in securing the OT part, which requires business process skills along with expertise in cybersecurity."