Industrial Network Security

As the risk of exposure to malicious cyber attacks to Industrial Control Systems grows, the need to protect people, companies and infrastructure has never been greater. 

Cyberattacks are on the rise due to sophisticated attackers and increased device connectivity. Assets, equipment, uptime, trade secrets, brand value, intellectual property and even personal safety need to be protected from malicious network intrusions, employee sabotage or accidental manipulation.

 

Siemens offers expertise, products and solutions to help you implement a security strategy. Whether you’re just beginning or looking to strengthen your security posture, we are prepared to help you plan and implement a holistic security strategy addressing people, process and technology.

 

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Industrial Network Security Assessment

How secure is your network?

We examine your ability to detect, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks that could harm your organization. An Industrial Network Security Assessment by Siemens network security experts, each with more than 10 years of experience assessing and designing Operational Technology (OT) networks, is a smart first step to securing your assets.

Security by industry

Securing data in an OT environment can be a unique challenge given the different requirements of an OT network v. an IT network (e.g. real-time latency requirements, determinism, keeping critical processes running, controlling physical assets and personal safety). Understanding the defense in depth approach and security standards like IEC 62443 or NERC CIP can be a valuable resource or even required when implementing your security strategy.

It's important to understand the unique requirements and standards (e.g. NERC CIP) of electric power networks when implementing security measures. In a recent study by Siemens and the Ponemon Institute, 54 percent of those surveyed in the utilities industry expect an attack on critical infrastructure in the next 12 months. It’s important to know when, where and how to implement the right security solution to receive optimal security with minimal or no interference to uptime.

electric power network security

Overview

Our certified network security experts, each with more than 10 years of experience assessing and designing OT networks, will begin discussions with you about the facility, network, assets and security goals. We will perform specified vulnerability scans and create a detailed report with potential vulnerabilities and recommendations that can address the people, process and technology protecting your operation.

Overview

A key part of a successful security strategy is people. Any system is only as strong as the people who use it. Understanding how to implement, manage or just react to security technologies within a policy is important. Industrial security standards call out the importance of a well-trained employees. Siemens offers security training customized to specific topics most relevant to a customers or standard training for an overview.

  • Strengthen security knowledge to implement a security strategy
  • Learn about proven security concepts, tools, implementation, encryption, firewall, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)
  • Gain hands-on experience with the following: Implementing firewalls; Scanning non-secure and secure networks; Enabling secure protocols, disabling non-secure protocols; Implementing secure availability with VRRP; Setting up and testing NAPT; Segmenting at network with VLAN and firewall; Creating a protected WLAN, Enabling password protection and access control and more…

Overview

Siemens offers security appliances specific for OT applications. We understand the goal is to keep your operation productive and avoid intrusions or unwanted manipulation. To do that it’s important to make sure the right solution is applied in the right place, whether that means implementing a next generation firewall (NGFW), intrusion detection system (IDS), intrusion prevention system (IPS), a stateful packet inspection firewall, encryption, passwords or other security solutions. Network segmentation is a security strategy recommended by the IEC 62443 (Industrial Automation and Control Systems focused) security standard. For more information about how to secure OT & automation networks and industrial control systems (ICS) download the free whitepaper.

Solutions for OT network security

Our experts can help you identify the right OT and automation network security for your application.

Free consultation offer

Learn more about securing OT networks and Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

Whitepaper: Securing Industrial Control Systems

Overview

Accessibility to production data (OT) at the enterprise level (IT) – where data analytics tools usually reside – improves the ability to measure and analyze data. As a result, cost saving decisions can become more easily identifiable. To ensure greater access to data does not increase security risks, it’s important to secure the communication between networks. Setting up protection between networks that access a common database is referred to as a Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). There are multiple ways to implement a DMZ. Consult a network security expert to identify the right product for the right application based on network requirements. Download this free whitepaper for more information about IT OT security and DMZ.

Learn more about the importance of IT OT collaboration and protecting OT networks with Intrusion Detection (IDS)

Free whitepaper

Our experts can help you identify the right solution for secure IT OT collaboration.

Free consultation offer

Overview

Secure remote access can save an organization significant time and money by allowing monitoring and troubleshooting of an expert technician immediately and without traveling. There are multiple options to implement secure remote access. Contact a network security expert to help identify the right solution for your application.

Our experts can help you identify the right OT and automation network security for your application.

Free consultation offer

Understanding the unique requirements of manufacturing networks is crucial when implementing security measures. For example, data controlling machines must arrive on time, every time to make sure the process runs smoothly. Contrast that with an IT network and the security implementation that may be allowed due to latency standards. An antivirus program on an IT network can take the time to rigorously scan every e-mail because there is not a complex, potentially high-speed, automated operation depending on the receipt of the e-mail at a precise time. It’s important to know when, where and how to implement the right security solution to receive optimal security with minimal or no interference to productivity.

secure manufacturing

Overview

Our certified industrial network security experts, each with more than 10 years of experience assessing and designing OT networks, will begin discussions with you about the facility, network, assets and security goals. We will perform specified vulnerability scans and create a detailed report with potential vulnerabilities and recommendations that can address the people, process and technology protecting your operation.

Overview

A key part of a successful security strategy is people. Any system is only as strong as the people who use it. Understanding how to implement, manage or just react to security technologies within a policy is important. Industrial security standards call out the importance of a well-trained employees. Siemens offers security training customized to specific topics most relevant to a customers or standard training for an overview.

  • Strengthen security knowledge to implement a security strategy
  • Learn about proven security concepts, tools, implementation, encryption, firewall, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)
  • Gain hands-on experience with the following: Implementing firewalls; Scanning non-secure and secure networks; Enabling secure protocols, disabling non-secure protocols; Implementing secure availability with VRRP; Setting up and testing NAPT; Segmenting at network with VLAN and firewall; Creating a protected WLAN, Enabling password protection and access control and more…

Overview

Siemens offers security appliances specific for OT & automation applications. We understand the goal is to keep your operation productive and avoid intrusions or unwanted manipulation. To do that it’s important to make sure the right solution is applied in the right place, whether that means implementing a next generation firewall (NGFW), intrusion detection system (IDS), intrusion prevention system (IPS), a stateful packet inspection firewall, encryption, passwords or other security solutions. Network segmentation is a security strategy recommended by the IEC 62443 (Industrial Automation and Control Systems focused) security standard. For more information about how to secure OT & automation networks and industrial control systems (ICS) download the free whitepaper.

Solutions for OT & Automation network security

Our experts can help you identify the right OT and automation network security for your application.

Free consultation offer

Learn more about securing OT networks and Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

Whitepaper: Securing Industrial Control Systems

Overview

Accessibility to production data (OT) at the enterprise level (IT) – where data analytics tools usually reside – improves the ability to measure and analyze data. As a result, cost saving decisions can become more easily identifiable. To ensure greater access to data does not increase security risks, it’s important to secure the communication between networks. Setting up protection between networks that access a common database is referred to as a Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). There are multiple ways to implement a DMZ. Consult a network security expert to identify the right product for the right application based on network requirements. Download this free whitepaper for more information about IT OT security and DMZ.

Learn more about the importance of IT OT collaboration and protecting OT networks with Intrusion Detection (IDS)

Free whitepaper

Our experts can help you identify the right solution for secure IT OT collaboration.

Free consultation offer

Overview

Secure remote access can save an organization significant time and money by allowing monitoring and troubleshooting of an expert technician immediately and without traveling. There are multiple options to implement secure remote access. Contact a network security expert to help identify the right solution for your application.

Our experts can help you identify the right secure remote access solution for your application.

Free consultation offer

Overview

Networking monitoring and management provides transparency to the network to detect rogue devices and document attempted network access. Policy-based configuration and bulk firmware updates can be implemented to save time and ensure network devices are best configured and equipped with security features.

Our experts can help you identify the right OT and automation network security for your application.

Free consultation offer

Oil & gas operations networks have unique requirements and it's crucial to understand them when implementing security measures. In a recent study by Siemens and the Ponemon Institute, 66 percent of respondents indicated that oil and gas companies are benefiting from digitalization, but it has significantly increased cyber risks. It’s important to know when, where and how to implement the right security solution to receive optimal security with minimal or no interference to production.

oil and gas network security

Overview

Our certified industrial network security experts, each with more than 10 years of experience assessing and designing OT networks, will begin discussions with you about the facility, network, assets and security goals. We will perform specified vulnerability scans and create a detailed report with potential vulnerabilities and recommendations that can address the people, process and technology protecting your operation.

Overview

A key part of a successful security strategy is people. Any system is only as strong as the people who use it. Understanding how to implement, manage or just react to security technologies within a policy is important. Industrial security standards call out the importance of a well-trained employees. Siemens offers security training customized to specific topics most relevant to a customers or standard training for an overview.

  • Strengthen security knowledge to implement a security strategy
  • Learn about proven security concepts, tools, implementation, encryption, firewall, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)
  • Gain hands-on experience with the following: Implementing firewalls; Scanning non-secure and secure networks; Enabling secure protocols, disabling non-secure protocols; Implementing secure availability with VRRP; Setting up and testing NAPT; Segmenting at network with VLAN and firewall; Creating a protected WLAN, Enabling password protection and access control and more…

Overview

Siemens offers security appliances specific for OT & automation applications. We understand the goal is to keep your operation productive and avoid intrusions or unwanted manipulation. To do that it’s important to make sure the right solution is applied in the right place, whether that means implementing a next generation firewall (NGFW), intrusion detection system (IDS), intrusion prevention system (IPS), a stateful packet inspection firewall, encryption, passwords or other security solutions. Network segmentation is a security strategy recommended by the IEC 62443 (Industrial Automation and Control Systems focused) security standard. For more information about how to secure OT & automation networks and industrial control systems (ICS) download the free whitepaper.

Solutions for OT & Automation network security

Our experts can help you identify the right OT and automation network security for your application.

Free consultation offer

Learn more about securing OT networks and Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

Whitepaper: Securing Industrial Control Systems

Overview

Accessibility to production data (OT) at the enterprise level (IT) – where data analytics tools usually reside – improves the ability to measure and analyze data. As a result, cost saving decisions can become more easily identifiable. To ensure greater access to data does not increase security risks, it’s important to secure the communication between networks. Setting up protection between networks that access a common database is referred to as a Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). There are multiple ways to implement a DMZ. Consult a network security expert to identify the right product for the right application based on network requirements. Download this free whitepaper for more information about IT OT security and DMZ.

Learn more about the importance of IT OT collaboration and protecting OT networks with Intrusion Detection (IDS)

Free whitepaper

Our experts can help you identify the right solution for secure IT OT collaboration.

Free consultation offer

Overview

Secure remote access can save an organization significant time and money by allowing monitoring and troubleshooting of an expert technician immediately and without traveling. There are multiple options to implement secure remote access. Contact a network security expert to help identify the right solution for your application.

Our experts can help you identify the right OT and automation network security for your application.

Free consultation offer

Overview

Networking monitoring and management provides transparency to the network to detect rogue devices and document attempted network access. Policy-based configuration and bulk firmware updates can be implemented to save time and ensure network devices are best configured and equipped with security features.

Our experts can help you identify the right OT and automation network security for your application.

Free consultation offer

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