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Implementing technical and organizational measures increases the level of security of plants and production facilities, and improves protection against cyber threats.
Security in practice
Constantly monitored and integrated security is essential for industrial automation
The increase in horizontal and vertical data integration is a principal feature of digital companies. That’s why it’s increasingly important to reliably protect productivity and expertise at three levels: system integrity, network security and plant security.
The prerequisite is a comprehensive approach that integrates or includes security mechanisms with a comprehensive understanding of automation can provide reliable protection. Siemens supports you in implementing the necessary measures – as part of our integrated range of products and services for industrial security.
Industrial Security from Siemens ensures that customers are prepared for the challenges of the future and can use it as a base for building their digital enterprise.
Manufacturers of automation solutions must provide system-tested products that meet all security requirements. They must also take account of security standards in their product development process and make updates available to their customers. Siemens has had this certified for production by TÜV Süd.
Siemens makes the necessary security knowledge available to its customers and helps them successfully implement security measures in their companies. Through its own team of experts and intensive cooperation with CERT organizations in many countries, Siemens ensures that this specialized knowledge is always up to date.
An approach that covers all levels simultaneously – from operational to field level, from access control to copy protection – is essential to comprehensively protect industrial facilities against cyber attacks both from within and from outside. This is why we use “defense in depth” as our overarching protective strategy in accordance with the recommendations of ISA99/IEC 62443, the leading standard for security in industrial automation.
Industrial Security portfolio
Whether you want to protect existing knowledge or exclude unauthorized access to your automation processes from the outset that could disturb your production processes, our industrial security offer includes support for implementing targeted measures to protect against different threat scenarios as well as design of total security solutions for sufficient protection.
The SIMATIC PCS 7 security concept offers solutions for the protection of process plants. The concept is based on a nested security architecture (defense-in-depth) and represents an integrated approach. It is not limited to the use of individual security procedures (such as hierarchical authority distribution, authentication and encryption) or devices (such as firewalls). Its strength instead lies in the combination of a variety of security measures working together in the plant network. Segmentation of the plant into individual security cells ultimately results in a closed system in line with the definition of ISA 99 - Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems.
Get swiftly up to speed for Industrial Security in your company using our extensive range of services. We’re there to help, with practical knowledge and thorough training services.