Stora Enso chooses ABB for cyber security

2017-07-05 - Leading pulp and paper producer signs ABB cyber security service agreement

Stora Enso
July 5, 2017, Westerville, United States – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, received an order for cyber security services from Stora Enso, a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper. Stora Enso chose ABB to provide cyber security services for the control systems that automate production processes in Sachsen Mill located in Eilenburg, Germany. The order includes the ABB Cyber Security Monitoring Service powered by ServicePort, which provides continuous remote monitoring, scheduled security reviews, and detailed recommendations to reduce vulnerabilities, all supporting a focused and sustainable strategy for control system security.

In July 2015, the German parliament passed legislation and in May 2016, the European Union adopted a directive ordering critical infrastructure service providers to implement new minimum information security standards. While these directives did not directly impact Stora Enso, they did emphasize the importance of cyber security discussions between Stora Enso and ABB. Stora Enso decided to improve cyber security for their industrial automation by implementing ABB’s Cyber Security Monitoring Service powered by ServicePort to mitigate the risk of cyber security issues on the mill's recently upgraded ABB 800xA control system.

In 2014, Stora Enso’s Eilenburg mill conducted the first trial of ABB advanced services delivered via ServicePort. ServicePort is a remote-enabled service delivery platform that helps ABB customers to obtain greater value from their equipment and processes. ServicePort includes automatic data-gathering and analysis software that helps to identify, categorize and prioritize issues that may need to be addressed by a service engineer to mitigate potential problems, and to ensure that plant production continues to be available, that processes run at target speeds, and that quality parameters remain within specification.

The ABB Advanced Services monitored in the trial included: the LV Drives Performance Service, Cyber Security Monitoring Service, Control Loop Performance and Quality Control System Performance Service.

Stora Enso (www.storaenso.com) is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper on global markets. They employ approximately 26,000 people in more than 35 countries with sales in 2015 were over $11.25 B USD (EUR 10.0 billion). Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) on the International OTCQX over-the-counter market.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

For more information please contact:
Dave Biros
Global Product Marketing Manager
ABB Process Automation Service
O: +1 614 818 6484
M: +1 614 530 5257
E: dave.biros@us.abb.com

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