Global engineering and technology firm Siemens recently partnered with Alphabet’s cybersecurity subsidiary Chronicle to protect the energy industry’s infrastructure from cyber threats. Chronicle is a cybersecurity intelligence and analytics platform aimed to filter and analyze constantly accumulating data for cyber threats applying Artificial Intelligence. Chronicle targets making security signals easily recognizable, thus increasing the data processing speed.
Siemens, the German-based conglomerate, said the new alliance integrates the Chronicle’s Backstory platform with Siemens’ cybersecurity tools to jointly provide industrial monitoring and detection for the energy industry. The Backstory is a cloud service used by various global companies to privately upload, store, and analyze their internal security telemetry to detect and investigate potential attacks.
The latest partnership gives energy customers unmatched visibility across the information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) to provide operational insights and confidentially act on evolving threats. It also helps energy companies leverage the cloud to store and categorize data, by applying analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technologies.
“The innovative partnership between Siemens and Chronicle demonstrates a new frontier in applying the power of security analytics to critical infrastructure that is increasingly dependent on digital technology,” said Leo Simonovich, Vice President and Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security at Siemens Gas and Power. “Cyber-attacks targeting energy companies have reached unprecedented speeds, and our cutting-edge managed service unlocks the analytics ecosystem offering a new level of protection from potential operational, business and safety losses.”
“Energy infrastructure is an obvious example of cyber-attacks affecting the physical world and directly impacting people’s lives,” said Ansh Patnaik, Chief Product Officer, Chronicle. “Backstory’s security telemetry processing capabilities, combined with Siemens’ deep expertise, gives customers new options for protecting their operations.”
Recently, the Chronicle partnered with ESET, a developer of IT security software and services, to provide essential validation on cybersecurity incidents and alerts. As per the partnership deal, ESET uses Chronicle’s Backstory platform to offer enhanced data protection services. The Backstory is a cloud service used by various global companies to privately upload, store, and analyze their intern ESET, a developer of IT security software and services, al security telemetry to detect and investigate potential attacks.
The latest partnership will provide customers enhanced protection from advanced persistent threats. ESET provides industry-leading IT security software and services for enterprises and consumers globally. It also offers a range of solutions from the endpoint and mobile security, to encryption and two-factor authentication.