Siemens and TÜV SÜD Partner to Strengthen Digital Safety and Security for the Energy Sector

  • Partnership defines a new approach to digital safety and security

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#CertificationAndTestinglt;/agt;–Siemens and TÜV SÜD have come together to address the growing risk of
cyberattacks on critical infrastructure by collaborating to provide
digital safety and security assessments, as well as industrial
vulnerability assessments to help global energy customers identify asset
risk and cybersecurity solutions.

Under this partnership, TÜV SÜD will offer digital assessments
that incorporate Siemens as a provider of cybersecurity vulnerability
assessments across the entire cyber asset management lifecycle.
The digital assessments of industrial control systems in both the oil
and gas and power generation sectors (nuclear applications excluded)
will be vendor-agnostic, meaning they will not be limited to customers
using products and technologies manufactured and supplied by Siemens.

Critical infrastructure in the energy sector continues to be a primary
target for hackers. This new risk environment, with a record number of
near-miss safety events at plants around the world, poses significant
potential for damage to the health and safety of people, processes,
plants and products. Cyber threats to the environment, finance and
supply chains jeopardize the entire global economy. In this IoT-driven
(Internet of Things) environment, where energy systems are increasingly
connected, supplying data consolidation, visualization and evaluation,
there is a heightened need for high-level trust and confidence in
digital safety and security.

This is particularly relevant as cyberattacks are being executed more
frequently, with higher level of sophistication, and at a lower cost.
Increased connectivity magnifies the threat surface in energy systems.
From Shamoon to Industroyer, to WannaCry, the need for a holistic
cybersecurity solution should incorporate resiliency, hygiene and
security by design.

“Leveraging TÜV SÜD’s expertise in safety and Siemens’s strength in
digital security, redefines how energy companies will manage their
growing physical and digital safety and security challenges,” said John
Tesoro, President and CEO of TÜV SÜD North America. “TÜV SÜD has a long
history of driving innovation, and is now at the forefront of
cybersecurity testing, inspection and certification. TÜV SÜD’s role is
consistent with the need for developing mandatory, independent
third-party certification for critical infrastructure and solutions,”
added Tesoro.

“This is about reducing risk,” says Leo Simonovich, Vice President and
Global Head for Industrial Cyber and Digital Security at Siemens.
“Together, we will redefine an approach that will lead to reduction in
the growing risks in the digital world, reducing risk in the physical
world as well. Combining safety and security to address the human
element – and strengthen trust – will provide an unprecedented view into
risk,” says Simonovich.

In addition to this activity, both companies are also driving the Charter
of Trust
. As members of this global cybersecurity initiative, both
Siemens and TÜV SÜD are committed to ensuring the security of a digital
world. With 16 members, the Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and
standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance
digitalization. The Charter delineates 10 action areas in cybersecurity
where governments and businesses must both become active.

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Siemens Gas and Power (GP) is a global pacesetter in energy,
helping customers to meet the evolving demands of today’s industries and
societies. GP comprises broad competencies across the entire energy
value chain and offers a uniquely comprehensive portfolio for utilities,
independent power producers, transmission system operators and the oil
and gas industry. Products, solutions and services address the
extraction, processing and the transport of oil and gas as well as power
generation in central and distributed thermal power plants and power
transmission in grids. With global headquarters in Houston in the U.S.
and more than 64,000 employees in over 80 countries, Siemens Gas and
Power has a presence across the globe and is a leading innovator for the
energy systems of today and tomorrow, as it has been for more than 150

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse
that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality,
reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is
active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation and
distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed
energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and
manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens
Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and
road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and
freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed
companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,
Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and
digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly
solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. In fiscal
2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens generated revenue of
€83.0 billion and net income of €6.1 billion. At the end of September
2018, the company had around 379,000 employees worldwide. Further
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TÜV SÜD is a premium quality, safety, and
sustainability solutions provider that specialises in testing,
inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services.
Since 1866, the company has remained committed to its founding principle
of protecting people, property and the environment from
technology-related risks. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, TÜV SÜD is
represented in more than 1,000 locations worldwide. TÜV SÜD operates
globally with a team of more than 24,000 multi-disciplinary experts
recognised as specialists in their respective fields. By combining
impartial expertise with invaluable insights, the company adds tangible
value to businesses, consumers and the environment. The aim of TÜV SÜD
is to support customers with a comprehensive suite of services worldwide
to increase efficiency, reduce costs and manage risk.

About TÜV SÜD America
TÜV SÜD America Inc., a subsidiary of
TÜV SÜD AG, Munich, Germany, is a leading globally recognized testing
and certification organization. TÜV SÜD’s Business Assurance Division
provides management system certification services to ISO 9001, ISO
14001, AS9100, ISO 13485, Safe Quality Food (SQF), and more. TÜV SÜD’s
Product Service Division offers Electrical and Mechanical Product
Safety, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing, Environmental
Testing, NRTL and SCC certification, CE Marking assistance, Restricted
Substance Services, International Compliance Services, and more. TÜV SÜD
America also provides a diverse suite of services as a European Union
Notified Body for the In Vitro Diagnostic, Medical Device, and Active
Implantable Medical Device Directives, along with CMDCAS services, FDA
510(k), and third-party inspections. The company’s Industry Division
offers a full suite of services for pressure equipment manufacturers and
materials producers exporting products to the European Community. For
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