Rhebo and KPMG Jointly Support Security of Operational Technology

  • Rhebo and KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft announce cooperation agreement
  • Rhebo strengthens its market access through KPMG partnership 
  • Collaboration extends strong KPMG portfolio with dedicated OT cybersecurity solution 

Leipzig / Frankfurt am Main, Germany, July 8, 2021 − Rhebo, a Landis+Gyr company and one of Europe's leading specialists in OT and IoT cybersecurity solutions, has entered into a partnership agreement with KPMG, one of the most renowned auditing and consulting firms. With the partnership, Rhebo proves and expands its footprint in the security market. For KPMG, the cooperation is a further step towards their goal to comprehensively support industrial companies in driving digital transformation. Customers will benefit from comprehensive visibility in their industrial automated networks (operational technology, OT) as well as an intelligent anomaly detection allowing early threat detection in OT environments. 

KPMG will integrate Rhebo Industrial Protector in its OT and IoT Lab to showcase the principle of OT monitoring and industrial anomaly detection to its customers in a real-world context. Furthermore, Rhebo's solution will be used in KPMG assessments to identify vulnerabilities and risks in clients' industrial automation networks and define effective mitigation.

»Industrial processes are an integral part of digital transformation,« explains Wilhelm Dolle, Head of Cyber Security at KPMG. »Our clients are interested to know how these processes can ensure appropriate access to their control and production data whilst avoiding cybersecurity incidents that may pose security threats, process disruptions, and even downtimes – especially when IT is increasingly integrated with Operational Technology (OT). With Rhebo Industrial Protector, Rhebo offers a powerful solution for availability and cybersecurity in OT. Based on Rhebo’s offering, we can create visibility in the OT of our industrial and critical infrastructure customers and assist in creating thorough cybersecurity from IT to the OT.«

»We are delighted to have KPMG on board, a partner with outstanding expertise and deep understanding of the integration of IT and OT,« states Rhebo COO Kristin Preßler. »Often, IT and OT domains pursue competing approaches. The extensive experience of KPMG's cyber experts in Operational Technology, combined with the firm’s in-depth knowledge in strategy, governance and the necessary transformation processes, will  ensure that the topic of OT cybersecurity receives the necessary attention in companies.«

For more information about Rhebo OT and IoT monitoring solutions, please visit: https://rhebo.com/en/our-products/

About Rhebo

Rhebo develops and markets innovative industrial monitoring solutions and services for energy suppliers, industrial companies and critical infrastructures. The company enables its customers to guarantee both cybersecurity and the availability of their OT and IoT infrastructures and thus master the complex challenges of securing industrial networks and smart infrastructures. Since 2021, Rhebo is part of the Landis+Gyr AG, a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the energy industry with around 5,000 employees in over 30 countries worldwide. Rhebo is a partner of the Alliance for Cyber Security of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) as well as the Teletrust - IT Security Association Germany. The company was awarded the »IT Security Made in Germany« and »Cybersecurity Made In Europe« labels for its strict data protection and data security policies.

Contact

Rhebo GmbH
Kristin Preßler, Managing Director | Head of Marketing
Phone: +49-341-393-790-0
Email: press@rhebo.com

About KPMG

KPMG is an organization of independent member firms with around 227,000 employees in 146 countries and territories. In Germany, KPMG is one of the leading auditing and advisory firms and has around 12,500 employees at 26 locations. Services cover Audit, Tax, Consulting and Deal Advisory. Audit services are focused on the auditing of consolidated and annual financial statements. The Tax function incorporates the tax advisory services provided by KPMG. Our high level of specialist know-how on business, regulatory and transaction-related issues is brought together within our Consulting and Deal Advisory functions. We have established teams of interdisciplinary specialists for key industries of the economy. These pool the experience of our experts around the world and further enhance the quality of our advisory services.