New managed cyber security service offering launched for protecting industrial control system environments

Siemens introduces a comprehensive security service, aiming at control system asset owners in process and discrete industries. Video: Galina Antova and Roger Hill explain threat developments driving the launch.

12/10/2013

Flash is required!

Matt Luallen talks to Galina Antova, global head, Siemens Industrial Security Services and Roger Hill, head of technology management for Siemens Industry.



Matt Luallen talks to Galina Antova, global head, Siemens Industrial Security Services and Roger Hill, head of technology management for Siemens Industry.Siemens Industry is rolling out its new Managed Security Service in the U.S., aimed at providing continuous protection to production environments. The offering includes assessment of security posture, implementation of recommended security measures, and transitions into ongoing defense against rapidly evolving cyber security threats in ICS (industrial control system) environments. The new offering will first be introduced in the U.S. followed by Europe and Asia.

The Industrial Security Services group expands on the existing Siemens security portfolio by providing holistic protection to manufacturing sites. Siemens says its approach is to partner with customers to help them build sustainable industrial security programs, by leveraging expertise in automation and industrial cyber security.

“Global cyber threats are rapidly evolving, and it also takes continuous and comprehensive action to protect production environments,” says Jagannath Rao, president of Industry Customer Services.  “This new managed service will allow customers to stay focused on their core business while entrusting the implementation of their security program to Siemens as a knowledgeable partner.”

Raj Batra, president of Siemens Industry Automation adds, “Companies are understanding that cyber security commands the attention of those at the helm of the enterprise because of its sheer gravity and magnitude. With that C-level focus, the rest of the enterprise quickly follows suit, but they need help, and that’s where vendors like Siemens come in.”

Siemens stresses that the specific requirements for security of an ICS environment differ from the enterprise requirements of corporate IT. In a production environment, availability is a key security goal. To ensure uninterrupted production and maximized uptime requires comprehensive protection of the people, processes and equipment. The impacts of a successful attack can be serious, and include health, safety, and ICS environmental impacts along with manipulation of data, IP theft, sabotage of production, and plant down time.

In stressing the importance of the service aspect of the offering, Siemens points out the challenges of establishing an in-house program, such as lack of qualified individuals to design, implement, and respond to incidents; rapid increases in number of industrial security threats and attacks; lack of global threat intelligence to enable pro-active defensive measures; insufficient data to make business decision based upon risk; and emerging government rules and regulations. The new service is designed to help customers move away from point solutions for security, to a comprehensive program delivered through a managed security service, making security an ongoing life cycle.

Siemens Managed Security Service

http://www.siemens.com/industrial-security-services

Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander@cfemedia.com



No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
2016 Product of the Year; Diagnose bearing failures; Asset performance management; Testing dust collector performance measures
Safety for 18 years, warehouse maintenance tips, Ethernet and the IIoT, GAMS 2016 recap
2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40; Future vision: Where is manufacturing headed?; Electrical distribution, redefined
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Safety at every angle, Big Data's impact on operations, bridging the skills gap
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Applying network redundancy; Overcoming loop tuning challenges; PID control and networks
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing arc flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
Package boilers; Natural gas infrared heating; Thermal treasure; Standby generation; Natural gas supports green efforts

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This article collection contains several articles on the vital role of plant safety and offers advice on best practices.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
This article collection contains several articles on strategic maintenance and understanding all the parts of your plant.
click me