Press Release Summary:
Aimed at teleservice and data transmission applications, IT Security Consulting service aids in assessment, auditing, and implementation of IT security concepts. It offers support for adapting to changing security requirements and focuses on basis of IT security portfolio as hardware security with data encryption and protection functions for CPU or NCU. At component level, PCUs and NCUs are configured as to reduce potential points of attack for undesired access.
Original Press Release:
New IT Security Service for Machine Tools
Security package for Teleservice and data transmission
Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) has expanded its portfolio in IT security for machinery. Its IT Security Consulting service offers mechanical equipment manufacturers and users competent consulting, assessment, auditing and implementation of IT security concepts. During operation, Siemens works side-by-side with the user as a service partner and provides support in adapting to changing security requirements. The basis of the IT security portfolio is hardware security with data encryption and protection functions for CPU or NCU.
PCs as operator and control elements and their connection to networks for Teleservice and remote maintenance boost the need for security concepts to protect against undesired data access. Siemens A&D will present new concepts for security consulting and services at this year's EMO trade fair. Siemens' IT Security Consulting service supplements IT security concepts for hardware with consulting, auditing, configuring and implementation of security concepts for production machinery. The range is aimed equally at the manufacturers and users of mechanical equipment. Siemens is available as a service partner for existing machines and provides support in adapting to new security requirements.
IT security is also practiced right from the start at the component level. Thus the PCUs and NCUs are configured in such a way as to reduce potential points of attack for undesired access to control and machine data. In addition, all control components are supplied with firewalls. Based on the Microsoft "High-Security Desktop" standard, only those services are active and only those applications are installed that are required for operating the plant.
You can find more information on the Internet at: http://www.siemens.de/motion-control