15 Dec GBM and Siemens collaborate to secure digital industries
Gulf Business Machines (GBM), an end-to-end digital solutions provider and Siemens, a leader in technological solutions, have announced a collaborative effort to support more industries within the GCC to hone their competitive edge while supporting their sustainability ambitions.
The collaboration was signed at the COP28, currently held in Dubai, UAE.
Under the agreement, Siemens and GBM will develop new go-to-market strategies for creating and supplying transformative solutions in automation, IT infrastructure, and cybersecurity. These solutions will be tailored to various industry applications, from utility grid distribution to water management and power generation.
A key focus of the collaboration is ensuring high-quality Operational Technology (OT) security for devices, products, and applications within digital industries. Guided by the principles of Zero Trust and tapping into GBM Shield—the company’s flagship cyber defence program, the latest advancements in threat detection, vulnerability assessments, and risk mitigation will be made available to more organizations in the GCC as they pursue their digital transformation agendas.
With companies around the Middle East and Africa embracing new digital frontiers, new intelligence automation must be monitored and safeguards updated to counter the advancement of technologies, now usable by threat actors.
Mike Weston, CEO at GBM, stated: “We are thrilled to embark on this collaborative journey with Siemens and to contribute to global sustainability goals amidst the ongoing COP28 discussions. Our collective strengths will not only redefine the digital landscape but also fortify the cybersecurity infrastructure…”
Mohammed Khalifa, CEO – Digital Industries for Middle East at Siemens, said: “Our collaboration with GBM marks another milestone in Siemens’ drive to advance sustainable industrial innovation in the Middle East. We aim to deliver cutting-edge solutions that support industries…”