Singapore: Darktrace and Siemens have announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to bring cyber defense for Operational Technology (OT) to electric utilities and the oil and gas industry. With Darktrace’s Industrial Immune System and Siemens’ extensive domain OT security expertise, the partnership will enable customers to enhance their agility in detecting and responding to cyber-attacks.
As these sectors become increasingly digital to achieve revenue and efficiency gains, there is a corresponding need to identify cyber-threats at their earliest stages – going beyond compliance regulations to secure operations. Utilities and oil and gas organisations must defend their entire networks, including all OT, against persistent and highly sophisticated cyber-threats without disrupting business processes. In the oil and gas industry, for instance, digitalisation brings a convergence of IT and OT with critical data travelling from the field, to the control room, to the enterprise network.
Leveraging advances in machine learning and probabilistic mathematics, Darktrace’s Industrial Immune System platform can detect and remediate in-progress cyber-threats at their nascent stages. By learning the ‘pattern of life’ for every network, device, and user across both OT and IT networks, the AI algorithms can identify and automatically take action against emerging attacks that other tools consistently miss, all in real time.
As an industrial technology provider for more than 165 years, Siemens has an inherent and holistic understanding of how to manage cyber risk in complex operating environments. A leader in the OT industry, Siemens brings to the partnership deep domain know-how and solutions for OT cyber, including security program design, security lifecycle management, plant security monitoring, and incident response.