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Siemens and McAfee now compatible, improving cybersecurity strength

SUBNET Solutions Inc | Friday, April 29, 2011

In a time of much-needed positive news regarding the state of cybersecurity, Siemens and McAfee recently delivered some.

With major cyber threats, such as the Stuxnet worm and the attacker responsible for Sony's PlayStation network hack, running rampant, increased protection has been needed for cyber security.

Enter Siemens, whose officials recently relayed that its Siemens-Division Industry Automation is now compatible with McAfee's Application Control solution. This enhanced security solution can now defend against the toughest cyber attacks existing. While no solution is 100 percent secure, this new collaboration is among the toughest on the market.

Furthermore, Tenable, a major security provider, also released new plugins that allow for testing of supervisory control and data acquisition devices. Tenable had been developing these plugins through collaboration with Digital Bond, an internet connection sharing security consultancy.

Both of these developments are significant as cyber security becomes increasingly important moving forward. This is especially true in the energy sector, as more utilities begin to adopt and implement smart grid technologies. 

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