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Siemens and TÜV SÜD partner to strengthen digital safety and security for energy sector

  • 4 years ago (2019-05-07)
  • David Flin
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Siemens and TÜV SÜD are collaborating to provide digital safety and security assessment to address the growing risk of cyberattacks on critical energy infrastructure. This will help global energy customers identify asset risk and find cybersecurity solutions.

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Under this partnership, TÜV SÜD will offer digital assessments that incorporate Siemens as a provider of cybersecurity vulnerability assessments across the entire cyber asset management lifecycle. The digital assessments of industrial control systems in both the oil and gas and power generation (excluding nuclear applications) sectors will be vendor-agnostic.

Critical infrastructure in the energy sector continues to be a primary target for hackers. This new risk environment, with a record number of near-miss safety events at plants around the world, poses significant potential for damage. This is particularly relevant as cyberattacks are being executed more frequently, with a higher level of sophistication, and at a lower cost. Increased connectivity magnifies the threat surface in energy systems.