In a recent effort to secure the energy and utility industry infrastructure from cyberattacks, Siemens and Alphabet’s Chronicle have forged a cybersecurity partnership. The partnership combines Chronicle’s Backstory platform with Siemens’ cybersecurity tools​ to protect the energy industry’s network infrastructure. This is an important development as more and more of the energy grid becomes interconnected. The following article provides the details of the partnership and a cool graphic on how the Backstory solution actually works. 

Siemens and Alphabet’s Chronicle are teaming up to secure energy infrastructure.

Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk when information security isn’t handled properly.

Under the pact, Siemens will use Chronicle’s Backstory platform to provide security visibility across information and operational technology. Chronicle’s platform will be combined with Siemens’ cybersecurity tools for the energy industry. Backstory launched in March.

As the industrial Internet of things takes off, more utilities and critical infrastructure will be more connected and potentially vulnerable. The energy industry is a big target for cyber terrorism and threats from nation-states and affiliated actors. Securing critical infrastructure is a hot topic and large industrial companies are taking different approaches to the problem. For instance, GE launched a technology called digital ghost to secure the industrial Internet.

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