Industrial security


Industrial security

Siemens provides products and solutions with industrial security functions that support the secure operation of plants, systems, machines and networks.

In order to protect plants, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art industrial security concept. Products and solutions from Siemens constitute one element of such a concept.

Customers are responsible for preventing unauthorized access to their plants, systems, machines and networks. Such systems, machines and components should only be connected to an enterprise network or the Internet if and to the extent such a connection is necessary and only when appropriate security measures (e.g. using firewalls and/or network segmentation) are in place.

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Industrial security

Siemens’ products and solutions undergo continuous development to make them more secure. Siemens strongly recommends that product updates are applied as soon as they become available, and that only the latest product versions are used. Use of product versions that are no longer supported, and failure to apply the latest updates may increase customer’s exposure to cyber threats.

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Industrial security

Further information is provided on the Internet:

Industrial Security Configuration Manual


Unsafe operating states resulting from software manipulation

Software manipulations, e.g. viruses, Trojans, or worms, can cause unsafe operating states in your system that may lead to death, serious injury, and property damage.

  • Keep the software up to date.

  • Incorporate the automation and drive components into a holistic, state-of-the-art industrial security concept for the installation or machine.

  • Make sure that you include all installed products into the holistic industrial security concept.

  • Protect files stored on exchangeable storage media from malicious software by with suitable protection measures, e.g. virus scanners.

  • On completion of commissioning, check all security-related settings.

  • Protect the drive against unauthorized changes by activating the "Know-how protection" converter function.