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Foxborough, Massachusetts (January 21, 2020)



The topic of cybersecurity usually brings to mind data breaches that impact financial or private information, stolen intellectual property or disruption of major events such as political elections. But even more severe threats exist that can disrupt an entire industry, including cyberterrorism. Industrial leaders, in particular, need to be aware of the latest developments as the risks associated to cyber terrorism can be catastrophic if control is loss while operating a plant.

“Power, gas and hydrocarbon derivatives are all essential to daily existence today, yet each of these resources involves highly dangerous processes that, if compromised, could become major weapons of cyberwarfare.”, quotes Leo Hughes, Digital Training Leader at Baker Hughes. In this Winter 2020 article titled “Online control valve diagnostics in today’s cybersecurity world”, author Leo Hughes, explains how diagnostics, have become a critical tool in digitizing today’s plants, but operators must know their limits to avoid the new world of cyberthreats. “Its key to distinguish between technologies that are designed to remove risk, and steer away from suppliers whose technologies can enable hackers to take control over the plants.”, warns Leo, who has been an advocate of developing low risk digital technology for over 25 years.

Check out the new publication in the Winter 2020 edition of Valve Magazine.

link to the Valve Magazine article

link to Valve Lifecycle Management 

link to Masoneilan Digital Products 


For more information on Baker Hughes portfolio of valve products, please visit our website


Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) is an energy technology company that provides solutions to energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and with operations in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Visit us at bakerhughes.com


Leo Hughes