Testing and certification organisation TUV SUD has partnered with Siemens to address the growing risk of cyberattacks on critical energy infrastructure.
The two will provide digital safety, security and industrial vulnerability assessments to help stakeholders in the energy industry to identify asset risk and cybersecurity solutions.
The partnership will target the oil and gas and power generation sectors (excluding nuclear).
TÜV SÜD will offer digitalassessments that incorporate Siemens as a provider of cybersecurity vulnerability assessments across the entire cyber asset management lifecycle.
The partnership falls under efforts by the two companies to meet goals of the Charter of Trust, an initiative comprising 16 members established to ensuring the security of a digital world.
Charter of Trust aims to develop cybersecurity rules and standards in ten technology sectors where governments should put more focus in.
The partnership comes at a time when energy infrastructure is becoming more vulnerable to attacks due to increased rollout of IoT and digitisation.
“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.”