Critical Infrastructure safety and security: Oil & Gas as the ideal example

    Its name highlights its importance. Critical Infrastructure is defined as those systems, networks and assets that are essential for the functioning of a society and economy. Areas of Critical Infrastructure include the provision of energy, the extraction and production of oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, water treatment and sewage, food production, and manufacturing. All of […]

      Key tips for cybersecurity protection at your critical site

      It goes without saying that a cybersecurity attack in critical infrastructure could cause a catastrophic impact. Making sure you are constantly thinking about your critical site’s cyber plan and asking the right questions is a key component of securing your site. In this blog, I continue my conversation with Ryan Zatolokin, Business Development Manager, Senior […]

        Why cybersecurity for critical infrastructure matters: How to better protect your devices

        Any device connected to a network may be susceptible for hackers to gain access to. Therefore, cybersecurity is a top priority for everyone. Unfortunately, all networked devices and systems can be vulnerable. When those devices are used in high-risk environments like critical infrastructure, the consequences of a breach could be more far-reaching, with the potential to […]

          Video surveillance when the mining is over

          Global mining production has reached an all-time high, having nearly doubled in modern history from 9.6 billion metric tons in 1985 to 17.2 billion metric tons in 2017. And in mineral-rich South Africa, mining is an important part of the GDP employing nearly half a million people. With a major mining sector consisting of diamonds, […]

            Using surveillance to help improve operations in hazardous environments

            When hazardous environments are part of your organization, it is vital that safety and security are one of your main priorities. Often in these settings, there will be few to no workers regularly on the ground, so it is of paramount importance that there is a way to observe what is going on on-site, from […]

              The future of the oil industry: Evolution of the automation process

              “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.” A sentence that Bill Gates once said, and which still applies to our digitalized world, maybe more than ever. What individuals experience in a smaller environment, for example through an automated robot vacuum […]