Siemens Cybersecurity Solution for CLP India’s Power Plant Automation System

By Sharada Prahladrao

Project Success Story

Siemens will be implementing a cybersecurity solution for power plant automation at the Paguthan (Gujarat) plant of 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. The solution detects, analyzes 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.

With the growing complexity of modern energy and power infrastructure, an increasing number of power plant systems are connected through the Internet of Things. This creates the probability of new security vulnerabilities due to the sheer number of connected systems and the low levels of security currently available in simple devices. Siemens has developed comprehensive cybersecurity solutions for critical infrastructure, power and industrial control systems. These solutions conform to the latest international standards such as NERC-CIP (North American Electric Reliability Corporation critical infrastructure protection) and VGB, the European technical association for power and heat generation.

Digitalization, of which cybersecurity is a key component, will have a huge role to play in India’s demand for reliable, efficient and clean power due to rapid urbanization and industrialization. Siemens provides comprehensive security solutions combining physical security, network security, and system and software integrity. Over the past years, Siemens AG remote diagnostic engineers have gained data from thousands of machines across the globe. The Remote Diagnostic Centers (RDCs), in the last year, generated a large amount of Proactive Notifications; 40 percent of which avoided forced outages and 20 percent transformed forced outages into planned activities.

Keywords: Siemens, Digitalization, Power, CLP India, IT, OT, ARC Advisory Group.


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