Cybersecuity for Energy

Perpetual vigilance for what’s mission critical 

The energy sector has become a primary target for cyber attacks. Siemens helps its customers confront the growing cyber threat with our protection, detection, and monitoring solutions.  Our Cybersecurity Solutions are part of Siemens Omnivise Digital Services.
A Vision for Cybersecurity

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Our Mission

In strengthening their cyber defenses, we navigate our customers through the complex relationship between their information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments. We deliver clarity and focus to help our customers make better decisions. We keep our customers safe with our in-depth market knowledge and comprehensive set of solutions along the full value chain.

With a more than a 170 year legacy of building and securing critical infrastructure, Siemens stands ready to assist utilities in enhancing their security, detecting anomalies, and responding to threats before damage occurs. This white paper offers an example of an attack against a fictional electric utility, as it manages an unfolding crisis and illustrates how IR planning can make a difference in reaching the least disruptive outcome.

Siemens’s disclosure may be groundbreaking because the only pathway toward protecting the grid is through major actions by the manufacturers (Siemens, ABB, Omron, Emerson Electric, Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, Yokogawa, and Schneider Electric). End users (utilities and local governments) are no more able to protect their systems than individual drivers are able to make their cars safe. Volvo gained significant market leadership in safe cars by building security in. Siemens will similarly gain substantial market share growth if it follows its disclosure with product-line-wide (not just protecting new devices) security wrappers that Siemens supports and markets as affordable options or even standard parts of maintenance. Many ICS manufacturers have treated security as an opportunity to get a lot of money from worried customers without substantially reducing the risk. We’re counting on Siemens to lead the way toward a safer grid.
Mr. Alan Paller, Director of Research at the SANS Institute
New Siemens and Ponemon Institute Study

Are Utilities keeping up with the Industrial Cyber Threat?

The survey results show that risk is worsening, with potential for severe financial, environmental and infrastructure damage. Industry-wide, readiness is uneven and has common blind spots. In particular, this report highlights the unique cybersecurity requirements for Operational Technologies (OT), and the importance of distinguishing between security for OT and security for Information Technology (IT). This remains a major challenge for many organizations across the industry.

Industry leaders can, and should, check their organization’s readiness and implement solutions that keep up with the proliferation of connected technologies and protect existing brownfield environments. 

Cybersecurity program

Cybersecurity is a dynamic and evolving threat: Perpetual Vigilance for what’s mission critical

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Ensure business
continuity and

Understand your cyber strengths and weaknesses

Our offering:
Gap analysis

What you will get:
Findings report that includes both a critical gap summary and a roadmap for recommended remediation

Protect against
industrial espionage and
attacks from malicious software

Protect your perimeter, review your security and deploy regular malware updates

Our offering:
Firewall assessment and patch management

What you will get:
Findings and recommendations for heightened security; malware pattern updates and management

Reduce business risk
by minimizing exposure
to cyber intrusions

Increase your preparedness to respond to a security event or cyber attack

Our offering:
Incident response planning and testing

What you will get:
Detailed plan on how to respond to and remediate cyber attacks, including emergency procedures, roles, and resources

Secure the
digital transformation

Gain the capability for real-time detection and prevention of security threats

Our offering:
Security event monitoring system

What you will get:
Real-time monitoring by collecting and parsing security logs

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A comprehensive range for cybersecurity

Our broad portfolio combines leading industry technologies and tools and vast expert know-how

Cybersecurity has become top of mind for energy companies – here is why:


A partnership built to battle cyber threats

Learn how Siemens is helping the global power company AES protect its critical infrastructure
Charter of trust

Together we are signing for cybersecurity

In order to keep pace with continuous technological advances in the market, as well as threats from the criminal world, businesses and governments must coordinate their actions in a targeted manner. That is why we are joining together to protect our democratic and economic values against cyber and hybrid threats. In this charter, the signing partners outline the key principles we consider essential for establishing a new charter of trust between society, politics, business partners, and customers.

Our Team

We combine our deep OT know-how with cutting-edge technology by selected partners to provide end-to-end navigation and management across our customers’ full cyber journey.

As a global leader in industrial control room systems, we help our customers protect their complete operating environment, from the field to control to the enterprise network. 

What are the challenges you face in building a cyber defense program?

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Do you fear that connectivity makes you more not less vulnerable to cyber attacks?


Many energy companies keep their networks unconnected because they believe this makes them cyber secure.

This misguided strategy will fall victim to more successful attacks, from inside and outside.

Connectivity gives you visibility which provides insight.

Do you lack understanding of what assets to protect?


Many companies do not know what assets and devices exist on their OT networks.

This limits their understanding of where their infrastructure is most vulnerable.

Do you have a shortage of in-house OT cyber expertise?


Most energy companies have focused on building up their IT cyber capabilities. But these cannot be simply deployed into the OT environment because of differences in the systems, data, devices, and critical dependencies.

Because of this inattention to OT, cybersecurity experts who can secure complex, aging, and interdependent infra-structure are hard to find.

Do you have older legacy systems with exposures and vulnerabilities that are difficult to protect?


OT systems are older than IT systems.

OT equipment, which can last decades, is often developed with proprietary systems that have exposures and vulnerabilities difficult to protect.

Are your security monitoring and response capabilities adequate?


Even if a company detects a potential intrusion into its OT cybersecurity environment, it may lack the plans or capabilities to respond effectively.

Do you need a multi-vendor cyber solution?


Cyber solutions must apply across multiple vendors to provide a single, seamless cyber program.

If you say “yes” to one or more of the questions above, you are not alone. For energy companies, the probability of a cyber attack is nearly 100%


Overcoming the fear of connectivity is essential because the benefits of digitalization are too great. Organizations must focus on agility and resiliency so they can respond when – not if – they are attacked.

Contact us if you want to talk about one or more of these challenges

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