OT-ISAC Established Partnership with Siemens Energy
Singapore – 9 September 2021 - Operational Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (OT-ISAC) has announced that Siemens Energy has joined its network of Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) owners, operators, and industry practitioners as an Alliance Partner. Siemens Energy’s deep expertise as an OEM and cybersecurity solutions and services providers helps to bolster Operational Technology (OT) security among energy companies in Singapore and greater Asia Pacific.
In an increasingly digital world, CII companies face complex technological and economic challenges in monitoring, detecting, and preventing cyberattacks.
OT-ISAC, a threat information sharing hub for companies working in CII, uses proven tools and technologies to aid member companies as they exchange details of OT and IT threats and attacks on their organizations, enabling them to prevent and quickly recover from damage caused by malicious actors. In 2020 alone, the OT-ISAC reported a record 450 ransomware incidents impacting organizations across industries including energy.
“Siemens Energy is an important new partner for OT-ISAC. They are the first Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) company to come onboard and equipped with an extensive presence in every aspect of the energy supply chain – from generation and transmisison, to storage and technology development,” said John Lee, OT-ISAC Managing Director. “With their global footprint and broad capabilities in industrial cybersecurity, it makes sense for our organizations to work in concert to improve the cybersecurity of the energy sector.”
Through the OT-ISAC Alliance Partner Programme, Siemens Energy will work closely with like-minded partners on proven methodologies, tested solutions and successful approaches to optimize cyber resilience and reduce risk. By sharing timely tactical security details, members reap the benefits of early detection and insight into the management and containment of cyber threats.
“We are glad to join this regional information-sharing network as an intuitive step to strengthen and refine our cybersecurity practices, driving greater resilience and operational efficiency,” said Mex Martinot, Siemens Energy Vice President & Regional Head Asia of Industrial Cyber & Digital Security. “In an increasingly volatile and sophisticated digital landscape, it is essential that we build up data collection and collaborative analysis capabilities across the critical infrastructure sectors in Asia Pacific. Through the collaboration with OT-ISAC, Siemens Energy intends to support members by securing the technology at the heart of member operations and strengthen the collective response to ICS cyber threats.”
OT-ISAC continues to actively accept new members and intelligence or technology partners, as part of its commitment to upholding the security of asset owners and operators and the advancement of resilience in greater Asia Pacific.
“Siemens Energy is a leader in digitalization, electrification, automation and industrial cybersecurity,” added Lee. “We’re pleased to be partnering with them to ensure a safer, more secure, and more resilient region.”
Operational Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (OT-ISAC) is a secure threat information sharing community for Operational Technology-using companies headquartered in Asia Pacific. A member company can securely and anonymously share threat information with OT-ISAC analysts who further enrich and disseminate actionable alerts, intelligence and best practices for all community members to defend themselves and take mitigating action against malicious actors, their tools, and system exploits. OT-ISAC also partners with government, private vendors and other information sharing organisations to acquire and disseminate timely and relevant information for the resilience of member companies. Interested organisations in energy, water, and other OT-using sectors may contact AJ Eserjose to inquire about membership: email@example.com. Learn more on Twitter and LinkedIn or visit www.otisac.org
About Siemens Energy
Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world. With its portfolio of products, solutions and services, Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage. The portfolio includes conventional and renewable energy technology, such as gas and steam turbines, hybrid power plants operated with hydrogen, and power generators and transformers. More than 50 percent of the portfolio has already been decarbonized. A majority stake in the listed company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) makes Siemens Energy a global market leader for renewable energies. An estimated one-sixth of the electricity generated worldwide is based on technologies from Siemens Energy. Siemens Energy employs more than 90,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries and generated revenue of around €27.5 billion in fiscal year 2020. www.siemens-energy.com