Sector-Specific Industrial Security Solutions

Different industries have different security requirements. These may be due to different legal requirements or to the industries-specific processes involved. Regardless of the reason, an integrated security solution must take these specific requirements into consideration. Siemens has decades of experience in developing automation solutions for a wide range of industry sectors and is therefore well acquainted with the requirements of each sector.


Flexibility, time-to-market, and production reliability play primary roles in all sectors of the chemical industry. With our integrated security solutions, we ensure that all processes are free of threats and unauthorized access is reliably prevented, while taking into account the relevant NAMUR standards, in particular.

Food, beverage, and tobacco

With very stringent quality and hygiene standards of the U.S. FDA and others, even minor deviations in the production process can pose serious problems in the food, beverage, and tobacco industries. Seamless monitoring and traceability of all relevant processes and interfaces are absolutely essential here.


There is hardly any other industries that is as extensively automated as the automotive industry. This opens up numerous opportunities for cyber attacks. At the same time, the close networking of all processes increases the risk that even small problems can significantly disrupt plant availability. Another possible threat is posed by the numerous subcontractor personnel who require laptop access to the network during service calls and may unknowingly introduce malware.


Stringent quality requirements, including those of the U.S. FDA, seamless traceability over the entire value-added chain, and the best possible knowledge protection pose particular challenges to pharmaceutical manufacturers. Of course, these requirements are also reflected in the industrial security measures tailored to this sector.

Water and water treatment

Regardless of the country or region, water is and will remain our most important resource. Its protection is just as important. Especially in this age when Ethernet-based Internet access to previously isolated plants is becoming more and more common, the protection of plants against unauthorized access is gaining strategic importance.

Glass and solar

Production of high-quality glass products requires continuous processes that are precisely tuned to one another. Even minor problems can trigger significant costs in this sector. This makes reliable protection of automation from cyber attacks all the more important.

Mechanical engineering

The high-pressure development environment in the mechanical engineering sector can create a situation in which the availability of information is given greater priority than security – both inside and outside of the company. When combined with the large degree of integration in third-party networks, this opens up numerous gateways for industrial espionage. Here, interfaces must be set up that enable smooth exchange between authorized partners while simultaneously protecting the company's own know-how from unauthorized access.