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Defense in Depth

360 Degrees of Protection

The convergence of software, data and connected devices, commonly referred to as the Internet of Things, brings unprecedented opportunities to industrial companies like real time operations optimization and prescriptive analytics. This sweeping technological transformation also introduces a wide array of security threats that require a layered defense approach to detect, respond and remediate at all levels of operations.

A Deeper Look at Layered Protection

To ensure comprehensive protection of production environments, all levels must be protected simultaneously, from field automation to corporate management systems. Siemens helps industrial companies build layered defenses with a comprehensive security solution that addresses the three pillars of industrial control systems: system and software integrity, network security and plant security. Our methodology:

  • Capitalizes on Siemens operational technology expertise 
  • Integrates recommendations from leading security standards (e.g. IEC 62443, RMF, ISO 27000)
  • Ensures systems integrity through integrated security features in drives, controllers, HMI systems, process automation and motion control systems
  • Protects against unauthorized network activity via encrypted communication, VPN, firewalls, cell protection, DMZ, and remote traffic monitoring via intrusion detection systems
  • Secures physical access to plant and critical components via access control and asset protection services

 

Point of View: Protecting the U.S. Grid
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Network Security

Industrial Automation Meets IT Security

Security requirements for industrial control systems differ significantly from the requirements of corporate IT. Designing and implementing a secure industrial network requires core competencies in both cyber security and industrial automation. Siemens pairs depth of expertise in these disciplines with an understanding of specific customer business objectives, operating requirements, and security posture.

 

Armed with best practices in architecture, design and management developed across thousands of global client deployments, Siemens helps customers keep their network from becoming their weakest link.

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An Agile Security Partner

We customize a security roadmap for each client

  • Building upon a best practice foundation in critical infrastructure industries
  • We evaluate network infrastructure and overall security posture
  • Vulnerabilities that arise from procedural, behavioral and technical gaps are documented
  • We assess how gaps impact operational vulnerability, and recommend how to close them
  • Clients receive comprehensive guidance for secure network design & deployments
  • We help deliver and adapt the plan to stay ahead of the threat landscape
Secure Communications Equipment

Secure Communications Equipment

The combined security intelligence and modular design of Siemens switching and routing equipment enable clients to address complex interconnected network topologies, and prevent disruption of mission critical applications. 

 

Our integrated software enables secure access management and authentication of distributed devices, as well as continuous network monitoring and threat detection to prevent network intrusions in real-time.

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Anomaly Based Network Intrusion Detection

Early warning for industrial control systems

As the potential for cyber attacks grows, an early warning system designed to protect industrial control systems has emerged as a complement to defense in depth strategies.

 

Learn more about this breakthrough capability and technology partnership.

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Incident Readiness and Resilience

Proactive Defense Experts

Gain transparency on the security status of your industrial operations and proactively defend against potential cyber attacks with the help of our cyber security experts.

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Stay Ahead of Attacks with Preventive Security Services

The Siemens Cyber Security Operation Centers (CSOCs) proactively monitor global threat activity on a continuous basis, and provide a broad range of services including:

  • Intrusion detection and notification
  • Remote incident analysis and incident management
  • Artifact analysis, forensics and malware signature validation
  • Security advisories for industrial products
  • Security hygiene including security updates, perimeter firewall audits, managed anti-virus, patch/vulnerability management, asset configuration management

The CSOCs translate security intelligence into the real-time actions, enabling clients to stay focused on running their operations.

CSOC Coverage in the U.S. and Europe
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Operational Threat Consulting

Dynamic Advice for Complex Risks

Siemens operational threat consultants help clients document, test and improve their security posture using tailored cyber security strategies. Our best practice approach helps protect corporate operations against a backdrop of dynamic threats, compliance requirements and outdated security standards.

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