Siemens Korea Digital Industries Signed MOU with Samjong KPMG for Cooperation in the Field of Industrial Cyber-security and New Technology Research

Synergy effect expected through the collaboration between Siemens’ IT-OT convergence expertise in process industries and Samjong KPMG’s competence in global consulting

News provided by Siemens Ltd. Seoul
February 04, 2021 10:04 Korea Standard Time
  • Thomas Schmid, Head of Digital Industries at Siemens Korea (Right), and Dae-Gil Jung, Head of consul...

    Thomas Schmid, Head of Digital Industries at Siemens Korea (Right), and Dae-Gil Jung, Head of consulting service in Samjong KPMG (Left), pose for a photo after signing an MOU at SLS headquarters in Chungjeong-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul on February 3, 2021

SEOUL--(Korea Newswire) February 04, 2021 -- Digital Industries (DI) at Siemens Korea (Siemens Ltd. Seoul·SLS) announced on the 4th that it has signed a business agreement with Samjong KPMG to strengthen the OT (operation technology) security business and ICS (industrial control system) new technology research cooperation at Siemens Korea headquarters in Chungjeong-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul.

Thomas Schmid, Head of Digital Industries at Siemens Korea, Dae-gil Jung, Head of consulting service in Samjong KPMG, and officials from both companies attended the ceremony. According to the agreement, the two companies will conduct joint research on OT·ICS security, information protection, and digital convergence environment, and exchange expertise on control and protection technology and global compliance. Mutual cooperation is also under way to jointly promote new OT·ICS security technology and consulting commercialization.

Siemens, a global powerhouse in electrical engineering and electronics headquartered in Berlin and Munich, Germany, is a global leader in providing integrated solutions from product design to logistics and services for a smart manufacturing environment. Through this agreement, Digital Industries at Siemens Korea intends to cooperate with Samjong KPMG to effectively provide customers with optimal OT security solutions and services that have been verified for safety.

Samjong KPMG's Cyber Security Service Team is a business process-based security consulting organization established in 2013 and is composed of security experts in various fields such as information security, digital technology security, OT security, and cloud. It provides integrated information security services to customers and companies by creating expertise in establishing an information security management system including enterprise security analysis, planning, design, execution, and monitoring.

Thomas Schmid, Head of Digital Industries at Siemens Korea, said, “As a leader in digitalization, Siemens has provided control systems, solutions and services in the measurement and control fields of various industries such as petroleum, chemical, power and steel. As the era of the 4th industrial revolution is in full swing, the demand for security technologies for smart factories and production facilities is increasing. We look forward to generating a synergy effect by combining Siemens‘ IT-OT convergence knowledge and experience in the process industry and Samjong KPMG’s global consulting capabilities” and added, “We will build a strong ecosystem with partners like Samjong KPMG to support Korea's transition to a digital economy.”

Dae-Gil Jung, Head of consulting service in Samjong KPMG, said, “The Samjong KPMG Cyber Security Service Team is an organization with the richest OT security consulting experience in Korea and expertise in various infrastructure industries” and "Based on the combination of Samjong KPMG‘s global consulting service know-how and Siemens Korea’s technology and experience, we will do our best to promote the successful OT·ICS security business.”


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SungMin Lee

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