Tenable and Siemens form partnership to secure critical infrastructure

Siemens TereSiemens is delivering as a service to help companies secure and protect their critical OT assets. (Image source: Siemens)Tenable Inc, the cyber exposure company, has partnered with Siemens, a global engineering and technology leader, to help oil and gas companies with a new solution for industrial asset discovery and vulnerability management

Through this strategic partnership, the companies aim to secure and protect the critical OT assets to the energy, utilities and petroleum companies.

The partnership also focuses on helping organisations to address the challenge of identifying greatest risk during operations. By leveraging the capabilities of both companies, customers are expected to gain a better understanding of where their OT assets may be vulnerable, said Siemens.

Tenable’s technology, the first OT-dedicated passive vulnerability detection solution that gives customers continuous visibility into their greatest risks, is combined with Siemens’ domain expertise and operational knowhow, to provide solution that can help customers close this knowledge gap so they can protect their critical assets.

“Organisations running operational technology face a foundational security challenge, the need to understand the entirety of their cyber exposure in the context of a modern attack surface that is constantly evolving,” said Amit Yoran, CEO of Tenable.

“Joining forces with Siemens is a natural next step and together we provide a way for organisations to monitor and address their attack surface in totality, so they can see where they are vulnerable and protect those systems, and the people who depend on them, from threats,” he added.

“Cyberattacks against the oil and gas and utilities sector are on the rise and growing more sophisticated and aggressive by the day. Passive monitoring of all assets in these systems is critical to detecting and addressing vulnerabilities before they can be exploited and lead to disruption of essential public services like electricity, gas, and water,” according to Leo Simonovich, vice president and global head for industrial cyber and digital security at Siemens Energy.

With Siemens’ deep operational technology expertise and Tenable’s leading cybersecurity technology, this global partnership aims to strengthen defences in critical infrastructure and other organizations that rely on industrial systems.

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