Siemens and PAS Global announces partnership to enhance ICS cybersecurity

Siemens and PAS Global announces partnership to enhance ICS cybersecurity

September 19, 2017 - Siemens, a global engineering and technology company, and PAS Global, a provider of industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity solutions, announced an agreement to provide fleet-wide, real time monitoring for control systems. By leveraging the unique capabilities of both companies, this partnership is intended to provide customers with:

  1. Deep analytics required to identify and inventory proprietary assets 
  2. Visibility to detect and respond effectively to attacks across the operating environment.

As the utilities and oil and gas sectors become increasingly digital to achieve revenue and efficiency gains, there is a corresponding need to identify cyber threats at their earliest stages – going beyond compliance regulations to secure operations. Organizations in these sectors must defend their entire digital footprint against persistent and highly sophisticated cyber threats without disrupting business processes.

According to recent research conducted by Ponemon Institute on the state of cybersecurity in the U.S. oil and gas industry, deployment of cybersecurity measures in the industry isn’t keeping pace with the growth of digitalization in oil and gas operations. Just 35 percent of survey respondents rate their organization’s OT cyber readiness as high. Sixty-eight percent of respondents say their organization experienced at least one cyber compromise, while 61 percent say their organization’s industrial control systems protection and security is not adequate.

The Siemens-PAS global strategic partnership intends to bridge the visibility gap for distributed, legacy control assets to provide a comprehensive view into fleet security. Focused on gathering detailed configuration data down to the sensor, the Siemens-PAS partnership will enable customers to secure proprietary systems in multi-vendor environments – guarding against cyber attacks as well as unauthorized engineering changes.

As an industrial technology provider for more than 165 years, Siemens has an inherent and holistic understanding of how to manage cyber risk in complex operating environments.

Siemens brings to the partnership deep domain know-how and solutions for OT cyber, including security program design, security lifecycle management, plant security monitoring, and incident response.

For more than two decades, PAS has solved operational and security challenges for  chemical, refining and power companies across the globe. Its Cyber Integrity solution provides foundational inventory management that covers all the major cyber assets found in plants today. The solution detects new or missing devices, aggregates configuration data at the asset level, baselines security-related data to monitor for change, and captures system interdependencies.

 

About Siemens

Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. A producer of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry.

About PAS

PAS Global, LLC is a leading provider of software solutions for ICS cybersecurity, process safety, and asset reliability to the energy, process, and power industries worldwide. PAS solutions include industrial control system cybersecurity, automation asset management, IPL assurance, alarm management, HMI, boundary management, and control loop performance optimization. PAS solutions are installed in over 1,100 facilities worldwide in more than 70 countries 

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