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Siemens-ISA Partnership Addresses Changing Security Landscape

By Chemical Processing Staff

Sep 08, 2017

Siemens and the International Society of Automation (ISA) enter a global partnership to foster awareness of industrial security needs and global standards. Both parties will share expertise in protecting the automation environment based on the IEC 62443 standard and appropriate security measures in the form of events, webinars and further educational material. ISA and Siemens also intend to share best practices for industrial security with owner-operators of industrial equipment. The ISA Security Compliance Institute operates one of the first standardized assessment schemes for the IEC 62443 IACS cybersecurity standards, and this program has been heavily adopted by Siemens.

Siemens Plant Security Services adhere to the IEC62443 guidelines and are available for existing Siemens customers, providing a multi-layer protection-level approach, asset inventory and tracking, patch and vulnerability management, network segmentation, industrial security management, incident handling and security consulting services. Siemens also provides a comprehensive Product Computer Emergency Response Team (ProductCERT) for Siemens solutions. Siemens operates several “Cyber Security Operation Centers” (CSOC) for the production of industrial facilities, with joint locations in Lisbon, Munich and Milford (Ohio) in the United States. Siemens industrial security specialists based at these sites monitor industrial facilities all around the world for cyber threats, warn companies in the event of security incidents and coordinate proactive countermeasures.

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