Bangalore, 23rd April,2018: TUV Rheinland, a Global testing and inspection service provider and SecurityMatters, a global leader in operational technology (OT) network assessment and protection, have announced a 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 TUV 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 organizations 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, TUV Rheinland Group.
“TUV 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 of SecurityMatters
Cybersecurity in the world of Operational Technology and Industrial Control Systems
Organizations 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 emphasize that systems operators should have cybersecurity monitoring solutions in place. TUV 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 TUV Rheinland OpenSky.
About TUV Rheinland
TUV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services and currently the largest independent service provider that combines ICT competency with comprehensive expertise regarding the industry, and whose core business has been to provide technical safety and security to people and the environment around the world for more than 140 years.
The group maintains a worldwide presence with 19,600 employees; annual turnover is nearly EUR 1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for companies. For more than 15 years, TUV Rheinland has been supporting the private and public sector with comprehensive consulting and solution expertise in IT, cybersecurity and telecommunications through digital transformation processes.
About TUV Rheinland OpenSky
TUV Rheinland OpenSky offers one of the most advanced and integrated portfolios of security solutions and services for connected devices, platforms and Internet of Things (IoT) with the mission to enable a secure and safe digital future. With headquarters in Littleton, MA, TUV Rheinland OpenSky is a 100% subsidiary of TUV Rheinland Group, operating some of the world’s broadest smart device and IoT testing labs, defining industry standards for functional safety and security and is a leading provider of inspection and assurance services that combine safety, quality and security certifications.TUV Rheinland OpenSky provides expertise to help corporations protect information assets, minimize risk and accelerate the adoption of enabling technologies with its holistic approach and framework that addresses Cybersecurity, Privacy, Cloud Infrastructure and Functional Safety requirements to build trusted, connected platforms. The portfolio of services supported by industry participation in defining such standards and research, enables clients to effectively stay at the forefront of adopting new technologies for managing safety and cyber risks. It provides advisory, consulting, systems integration and managed security services organized across three core disciplines for connected platforms:Advanced Cyber Defenses; Mastering Risk and Compliance and Secure Cloud Enablement.
SecurityMatters empowers critical infrastructure and manufacturing organizations with the ability to identify, analyze and respond to industrial threats and flaws, minimizing troubleshooting costs and unexpected downtime. We leverage OT-specific knowledge and understanding to provide visibility into critical assets and their activity and detect operational problems and cyber security threats. Our revolutionary network monitoring platform has been successfully deployed by customers worldwide.