Siemens Introduces Managed Security Service in the U.S. for the Protection of Industrial Control System Environments

  Siemens Introduces Managed Security Service in the U.S. for the Protection
  of Industrial Control System Environments

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- December 11, 2013

Siemens Industry announced today the roll-out of its Managed Security Service
in the U.S., a new offering aimed at providing continuous protection to
production environments. The offering includes assessment of security posture,
implementation of recommended security measures and transitions into ongoing
defense against rapidly evolving cyber security threats in Industrial Control
System environments. The new offering will first be introduced in the U.S.
followed by Europe and Asia.

The Industrial Security Services group expands on the existing Siemens
security portfolio by providing holistic protection to manufacturing sites.
Siemens’ approach is to partner with customers to help them build sustainable
industrial security programs, by leveraging expertise in automation and
industrial cyber security.

“Global cyber threats are rapidly evolving, and it also takes continuous and
comprehensive action to protect production environments,” says Jagannath Rao,
President of Industry Customer Services. “This new managed service will allow
customers to stay focused on their core business while entrusting the
implementation of their security program to Siemens as a knowledgeable
partner,” he added.

“Companies are understanding that cyber security commands the attention of
those at the helm of the enterprise because of its sheer gravity and
magnitude,” said Raj Batra, President of Siemens Industry Automation. “With
that C-level focus, the rest of the enterprise quickly follows suit, but they
need help, and that’s where vendors like Siemens come in,” Batra continued.

The specific requirements for security of an Industrial Control System (ICS)
environment differ from the enterprise requirements of corporate IT. In a
production environment, availability is a key security goal. To ensure
uninterrupted production and maximized uptime requires comprehensive
protection of the people, processes and equipment.

The impacts of a successful attack can be serious, and include health, safety
and ICS environmental impacts along with manipulation of data, IP theft,
sabotage of production and plant down time.

Achieving industrial security presents challenges, such as lack of qualified
individuals to design, implement and respond to incidents; rapid increase in
number of industrial security threats and attacks; lack of global threat
intelligence to enable pro-active defensive measures; insufficient data to
make business decision based upon risk; and emerging government rules and
regulations.

The new offer of Siemens is helping customers move away from point solutions
for security to a comprehensive security program delivered through a managed
security service, making security an ongoing life cycle.

For more information about Siemens Managed Security Service visit
http://www.siemens.com/industrial-security-services?stc=usics100002&sp_source=usics100002.

Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and
environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial
customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software,
solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector
enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a
global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises
the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as
well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit
http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

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