Siemens Energy dials up OT cybersecurity with Tenable

Siemens Energy is further securing operational technology (OT) environments in the energy sector through an expanded its partnership with Tenable, the exposure management company. 

Building on years of collaboration, Siemens Energy will integrate Tenable OT Security into their Omnivise T3000 control system as a network intrusion detection system (NIDS), in addition to already leveraging Tenable OT Security for asset discovery and vulnerability management. 

Siemens Energy’s decision to bring Tenable into this flagship offering joins existing collaboration on their recently rebranded cybersecurity service offering, Omnivise OT Security, powered by Tenable.

Tenable and Siemens Energy’s collaborations bring together cybersecurity and OT knowledge bases to address a key challenge for the energy sector — securing an ever-changing asset base that bridges the digital and physical world. 

Energy sector worksites typically involve unique configurations of equipment from many manufacturers and increasingly involve a fluctuating set of networked digital devices. 

If companies fail to keep up with the onslaught of new devices and new threats, they can end up with cybersecurity blind spots and increased risk in the physical and digital systems that produce and move electricity and fuel. 

“These capabilities strengthen our Omnivise T3000 cybersecurity and enable easier compliance with regulations that increasingly emphasise monitoring and detection,” said Matthias Fels, global head of product and portfolio management for controls at Siemens Energy.

Siemens Energy experts will work with customers to properly deploy Tenable’s powerful cybersecurity tools across their asset base, enabling network intrusion detection, asset discovery, and network-based anomaly detection, in addition to vulnerability management. 

Periodic contextualised reports from Siemens Energy help customers quantitatively analyse risks and continuously mature their cybersecurity capabilities.