Siemens, Alphabet’s Chronicle forge cybersecurity partnership


Siemens and Alphabet’s Chronicle are teaming up to secure energy infrastructure.

Under the pact, Siemens will use Chronicle’s Backstory platform to provide security visibility across information and operational technology. Chronicle’s platform will be combined with Siemens’ cybersecurity tools for the energy industry. Backstory launched in March.

As the industrial Internet of things takes off, more utilities and critical infrastructure will be more connected and potentially vulnerable. The energy industry is a big target for cyber terrorism and threats from nation-states and affiliated actors. Securing critical infrastructure is a hot topic and large industrial companies are taking different approaches to the problem. For instance, GE launched a technology called digital ghost to secure the industrial Internet. 

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