PRESS RELEASE: The cybersecurity and operational technology (OT) specialists have teamed up to launch ‘Industrial Security’ from Tenable, which Siemens is delivering as a service to help companies secure and protect their critical OT assets.
The deployment of cybersecurity measures isn’t keeping pace with the growth of digitalisation, and the inability to accurately understand and represent cyber risk at any given time creates a massive cyber exposure gap.
The Tenable-Siemens partnership can help organisations address this challenge of not knowing where they are at greatest risk. According to the companies, by leveraging the capabilities of both of them, customers will gain a better understanding of where their OT assets may be vulnerable. The combination of Tenable’s technology, the first OT-dedicated passive vulnerability detection solution that gives customers continuous visibility into their greatest risks, combined with Siemens’ domain expertise and operational knowhow, is a powerful solution that can help customers close this knowledge gap so they can protect their critical assets.
Amit Yoran, CEO of Tenable, commented: “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.
“We’ve seen the rise of cloud, mobile and IoT and now the convergence of IT with OT, which have made critical systems vulnerable to increasingly aggressive adversaries and attacks. Tenable is the only company that can help organisations close the cyber exposure gap from traditional IT to cloud, from IoT to OT assets.
“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.”
The number of cyberattacks worldwide continues to grow, with OT becoming a growing target, now comprising 30% of all cyberattacks, with a major impact on productivity, uptime, efficiency and safety, according to recent research conducted by Ponemon Institute on the state of cybersecurity in the US oil and gas industry.
Delivered by Siemens as a security service, Industrial Security helps customers understand the state of their assets at all times, providing them with the information they need to quickly and confidently assess, understand and ultimately reduce their cybersecurity risk. With Tenable, organisations for can implement a single solution to assess cyber exposure across the entire modern attack surface, spanning both traditional IT and OT assets.