Siemens (NYSE:SI) said today it inked a global partnership deal with the International Society of Automation to improve awareness of industrial cybersecurity needs.
Through the deal, both parties will cooperate to improve industrial cybersecurity and automation security, based on IEC 62443 standards and appropriate security measures, as well as engaging in educational activities.
The ISA’s Security Compliance Institute operates 1 of the 1st standardized assessment schemes for the IEC 62443 IACS cybersecurity standards, which has been adopted by Siemens for its automation equipment and industrial security services, the companies said.
Siemens said it adheres to the IEC 62443 guidelines, and provides a comprehensive Product Computer Emergency Response Team for its solutions and equipment in addition to running several “Cyber Security Operation Centers” for production and industrial facilities.
“Cyber Security needs to be addressed by industrial companies as recent global ransomware attacks have demonstrated the possible impacts in the last weeks. Our customers need to adequately manage the associated cyber risk, arising from the vulnerabilities of IT technology combined with the increased connectedness in our digital age,” Siemens plant security services global head Henning Rudolf said in a press release.
Earlier this month, Siemens said it inked a multi-year deal with Houston Methodist Hospital to integrate its imaging technologies into the Houston Methodist’s facilities and engage in joint research & development