SAN FRANCISCO, California and HOUSTON – Darktrace and Siemens have entered into a strategic partnership to bring cyber defense for operational technology (OT) to the oil and gas industry. With Darktrace’s Industrial Immune System and Siemens’ domain OT security experience, the companies say the partnership will enable customers to enhance their abilities to detect and respond to cyberattacks.
As these sectors become increasingly digital to achieve revenue and efficiency gains, there is a corresponding need to identify cyber-threats at their earliest stages – going beyond compliance regulations to secure operations. Organizations must defend their entire networks, including all OT, against persistent and highly sophisticated cyber-threats without disrupting business processes. In the oil and gas industry, for instance, digitalization brings a convergence of IT and OT with critical data traveling from the field, to the control room, to the enterprise network.
“As OT environments become more digital, they open a new and glaring vulnerability in organizations of all sizes,” commented Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace. “With over 2,400 deployments to date, Darktrace’s immune system technology is uniquely capable of not only identifying in-progress threats, but also neutralizing them. We are pleased to be partnering with Siemens to fasttrack the delivery of our globally recognized Industrial Immune System to additional customers in utilities and the oil and gas industry. This new era of cyber warfare has resulted in an increased demand for our machine learning technology, which is uniquely capable of providing automated security to environments that extend beyond the corporate network.”