Siemens Launches Centers For Industrial Cyber Security

By Chemical Processing Staff

Mar 30, 2016

Siemens opens Cyber Security Operation Centers (CSOCs): a joint location in Lisbon and Munich and one in Milford, Ohio in the United States. Siemens industrial security specialists based there monitor industrial facilities around the world for cyberthreats, warn companies in the event of security incidents and coordinate proactive countermeasures, as part of the company’s Plant Security Services, according to Siemens.

Plant Security Services include security assessments, the installation of protective measures, such as firewalls and virus protection, and continuous surveillance of plants, which is now offered by the CSOCs. If Siemens experts detect an increased risk, they give customers an early warning, issue recommendations for proactive countermeasures and coordinate their implementation. The countermeasures are based on the criticality of the incident and the likely impact on the customer's business, according to Siemens. They include modifying firewall rules or providing updates for closing gaps in security.

Siemens also provides forensic analyses of security incidents. Companies can then prepare reports that comply with international standards. Companies also receive a transparent view of their plants' security status. Siemens' Plant Security Services use products from Intel Security, including McAfee VirusScan, McAfee Application Control, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) and McAfee Enterprise Security Manager with Security Information and Event Management.

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