Siemens and Alphabet’s Chronicle are forming a cybersecurity partnership

There is a new cybersecurity partnership on the horizon – Chronicle’s platform will be joining up with Siemens’ cybersecurity solutions developed for the energy industry to take advantage of.

The industrial IoT is still in its infancy, but once it takes off, there will be more potential entry points for attacks that cybercriminals can utilise. Therefore, it’s easy to see why securing critical infrastructure has become such a hot topic in recent times.

Large industrial companies seem to be taking a different approach toward solving the problem. GE, for instance, launched a new technology called the digital ghost.

The partnership between Chronicle and Siemens is a mutually-beneficial arrangement. Through it, the Chronicle will be able to get its foot in the door and enter the energy market. Siemens, on the other hand, will be able to benefit from the partnership by learning to adapt to increasingly complex attacks.

According to Leo Simonovich, head of the cybersecurity department at Siemens, the company will be able to give their customers the confidence they need. Avoiding modern IoT technology is hardly an option if one wants to stay competitive.

Mike Wiacek, the co-founder and chief security officer at Chronicle, said that a lot of their effort went into adapting to the cyberattacks and honing their response. He also stated that Siemens will give them valuable security analytics data that is relevant to the energy industry.

Finally, it’s worth noting that Siemens will include Chronicle and integrate their technology for the purposes of cyber-monitoring of cloud environments.