Siemens India wins first cyber security contract for power plant automation

Siemens India has bagged its first order in cyber security category for power plant automation from CLP India Private Limited, the Mumbai-based wholly-owned subsidiary of CLP Holdings Limited, which is one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia. Siemens will implement a cyber-security solution for CLP India’s power plant automation at Paguthan, Gujarat.

The cyber security solution being implemented by Siemens Limited will support CLP India’s efforts to bolster cyber security at its power plant by detecting threats and minimising the risk of advanced cyber attacks. The solution detects, analyses and raises alarms of the threats that move laterally from Information Technology (IT) to Operational Technology (OT) networks. The solution also includes dedicated endpoint protection to prohibit execution of malicious applications.

Prashant Jain, head, power generation services, Siemens Ltd, said, “In today’s digitalised world, power plant automation systems require robust and resilient delivery systems. Given the increasing frequency of cyber attacks, it is very important to obtain a precise picture of the cyber security level of the plant and its associated instrumentation and control systems. Protective measures can then be implemented to remedy any deficiencies detected.”