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Tenable and Siemens partner up

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Tenable™ Inc. and Siemens have announced a strategic partnership to help secure critical infrastructure.

The two companies have teamed up to launch ‘Industrial Security’ from Tenable, which Siemens is delivering as a service to help companies secure and protect their critical operational technology (OT) assets.

By leveraging the capabilities of both companies, customers will gain a better understanding of where their OT assets may be vulnerable. The combination of Tenable's technology, the first OT-dedicated passive vulnerability detection solution that gives customers continuous visibility into their greatest risks, combined with Siemens' domain expertise and operational knowhow, can help customers close this knowledge gap so they can protect their critical assets.

Amit Yoran, CEO of Tenable, said: "Organisations running operational technology face a foundational security challenge – the need to understand the entirety of their cyber exposure in the context of a modern attack surface that is constantly evolving […] We've seen the rise of cloud, mobile and IoT and now the convergence of IT with OT, which have made critical systems vulnerable to increasingly aggressive adversaries and attacks. Tenable is the only company that can help organisations close the Cyber Exposure gap from traditional IT to cloud, from IoT to OT assets. Joining forces with Siemens is a natural next step and together we provide a way for organisations to monitor and address their attack surface in totality, so they can see where they are vulnerable and protect those systems - and the people who depend on them - from threats."

Leo Simonovich, Vice President and Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security at Siemens Energy, added: "Cyberattacks against the O&G and utilities sector are on the rise and growing more sophisticated and aggressive by the day. Passive monitoring of all assets in these systems is critical to detecting and addressing vulnerabilities before they can be exploited and lead to disruption of essential public services like electricity, gas, and water […] With Siemens' deep operational technology expertise and Tenable's leading cybersecurity technology, this global partnership is uniquely poised to strengthen defenses in critical infrastructure and other organisations that rely on industrial systems."

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