Siemens has been working to be on top of vulnerabilities found in its products, but more importantly, to ensure the security of its internal operations. The manufacturing giant that works across several different lines of business, including industrial, smart infrastructure, health care, financial services, is protecting its systems by focusing on three main areas: zero trust, supply chain, and legacy systems.
Siemens has grown exponentially through acquisitions in its 166 years and employs more than 300,000 people. Acquisitions mean systems integrations and can often bring cybersecurity risks.
“We’re a company of companies,” Helen Negre, who recently took on the role of chief cybersecurity officer for Siemens US, tells CSO. That means that it’s difficult to create a single cybersecurity strategy for the entire company, she explains.