Leading the world in automation and connected devices, Siemens knows a thing or two about the importance of cyber-security in the modern age. We now live in an era where you need to be pro-active and completely certain that your systems are entirely safe and without the worry of error. Building on their vast experience in the industry, Siemens has introduced a revolutionary MindSphere security model.
MindSphere is an open cloud platform or “IoT operating system” created to be used in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT). Storing operational data and allowing access through digital applications (MindApps), MindSphere lets industrial customers make highly valuable decisions based on factual information gathered.
In order for a system like this to work, there needs to be a certain amount of safety regulations in place. This is where the security model plays a role in the platform. Protecting data throughout its lifecycle, from connecting devices and data retention to decommissioning, has been a vital goal for the development team at Siemens. Following industry standards for automation and control system environments, MindSphere handles security at every level. Whether it is device security, secure communications or one of the countless other integrations, the programme is meticulous in its promises of complete cyber-security. Furthermore, MindSphere adheres to all local, national and international laws and regulations relating to the handling of data by a cloud platform provider in countries where it is offered.
As technology continues to grow around us, so do we have to learn to make sure that issues that may arise are minimised. Cyber-security is a serious problem when not taken care of properly. Thankfully, the team at Siemens is making sure to do their part in developing systems to allow for a safer future.
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