TÜV Rheinland and SecurityMatters, a provider in operational technology (OT) network assessment and protection, announced strategic partnership aimed at helping worldwide Industrial Services clients like manufacturing plant operators, energy and utility companies, transportation and transit system operators to rapidly detect and remediate the increasing cybersecurity threats targeting their operational technology infrastructure.
SecurityMatters provides critical infrastructures and industrial companies with best-in-class industrial cyber resilience technology which empowers ICS asset owners with unrivaled visibility, threat detection and continuous assessment capabilities to control their networks.
SecurityMatters’ technology and TÜV Rheinland’s Industrial Services experience will provide plant operators with the most complete set of services and solutions for functional safety and cybersecurity excellence.
“Combining our expertise in Industrial Services and Operational Technology (OT) Security, we are one of the very few organisations that offer this level of deep expertise to our clients concerned about the safety and security of their operations” explained Frank Luzsicza, executive vice president, Information and Communication Technology, TÜV Rheinland Group.
“TÜV Rheinland is a natural partner for SecurityMatters, with both companies having vast experience with industrial clients and global footprint. This partnership will help our clients enhance their Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security monitoring and management capabilities and offer an end-to-end solution or building Industrial Cyber Resilience” said Damiano Bolzoni, CEO SecurityMatters.
Cybersecurity in the world of operational technology and industrial control systems
Organisations operating industrial facilities have a responsibility to monitor, detect and mitigate cybersecurity attacks in order to maintain the safety, integrity and availability of their plant which, if compromised, may have a severe and detrimental impact on society.
Leading cybersecurity standards for industrial control systems emphasise that systems operators should have cybersecurity monitoring solutions in place. TÜV Rheinland has decades of experience in testing and certifying industrial systems and has worked across some of the most challenging industries. Its services can provide end-to-end visibility, threat detection and continuous vulnerability assessment for OT and industrial cybersecurity risks.
“SecurityMatters has a global customer base, with partners and customers in all critical industries. Through the strategic partnership with SecurityMatters we will enhance our services to detect and monitor cyber threats in Industrial Control Systems and ultimately improve the safe operation of our clients’ most critical systems in North America” commented Anish Srivastava, president and CEO of TÜV Rheinland OpenSky.