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ID de artículo 50203404, Fecha del artículo: 14/08/2019

All-round protection with Industrial Security - Plant Security

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In this entry you can find an overview arranged in themes with links to the most important entries regarding Industrial Security (plant security).

With the rising use of Ethernet connections right into the field level, security issues in the industry are also gaining increasing significance. There are enormous chances but also large risks in open communication and the increased networking of production systems. In order to protect an industrial plant from attacks in terms of security, appropriate measures have to be taken.

Siemens offers a multi-layered concept with "Defense in depth" according to the recommendations of ISA 99/ IEC 62443 that protects the plant all-round but also in depth. The concept is based on the following components:

  • Plant security
  • Network security
  • System integrity


Whilst classic plant security thwarts physical access, network security and the protection of system integrity safeguards from cyber attacks and unauthorized access by users or people not belonging to the company.
Here, you can find an overview arranged in themes with links to the most important entries.

Plant securityNetwork securitySystem integrity

Plant security prevents physical access to critical components.
This starts with the classic access to the building at the porter right to the securing of sensitive areas by means of code cards.

Organizational measures and particularly the introduction of a security management processes are another indispensable component to permanently secure plant security. The aim is to keep unauthorized persons out and to complicate the deliberate installation of harmful software or to prevent industrial espionage.


Planning Industrial Security
Current documents and White Paper on the Topics Industrial Security and Security Integrated
Suggestions and recommendations: Security measures for secure machine and plant operation
"Industrial Security Sales Info Kit" (Video)

Security information
In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept.

For more information about cyber security, please visit: https://www.siemens.com/cybersecurity#Ouraspiration
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