Leo Simonovich, global head of Siemens Industrial Cyber and Digital Security unit, said on a conference call that the partnership with Chronicle is designed to adapt to increasingly complex attacks.
"We will be able to give customers confidence to take action," he said. "We've seen an exponential increase in cyberattacks. This can lead to shutdowns. The energy industry is challenged by visibility and increased connectivity."
Meanwhile, not going digital isn't an option for the energy industry.
Mike Wiacek, co-founder and Chief Security Officer of Chronicle, said its analytics approach was honed inside of Google. "Over time we had to evolve our response to attacks. We've had to evolve to match attackers as they go," said Wiacek.
He added that Siemens will give Chronicle more reach for its analytics platform and provide data that can enhance visibility and context in the energy industry for security analytics.
Siemens will include Chronicle in its managed service for industrial cyber monitoring across hybrid and public cloud environments. Here's a look at the Backstory architecture.