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ISA Partners with Siemens to Advance Cybersecurity Standards

01 September 2017

The International Society of Automation and Siemens are partnering to focus on broadening understanding and adoption of industrial automation security standards.

The organizations say they will share expertise in protecting automation environments based on ISA/IEC 62443, a consensus-based series of industrial cybersecurity standards and appropriate security measures through co-sponsored events, webinars and additional educational resources.

The ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) operates one of the first standardized assessment schemes for the ISA/IEC 62443 IACS cybersecurity standards. This program has been adopted by Siemens.

Siemens Plant Security Services adhere to the ISA/IEC 62443 guidelines and are available for existing Siemens customers and third-party equipment. Siemens also provides a Product Computer Emergency Response Team (ProductCERT) for Siemens products.

Siemens operates several "Cyber Security Operation Centers" (CSOC) for the production of industrial facilities, with joint locations in Lisbon, Munich and Milford, Ohio. Siemens industrial security specialists based at these sites monitor industrial facilities all around the world for cyber threats, warn companies in the event of security incidents and coordinate proactive countermeasures.

To contact the author of this article, email david.wagman@ieeeglobalspec.com


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