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Columbia-based Tenable inks partnership deal with Siemens

Columbia-based Tenable inks partnership deal with Siemens

Tenable, a Columbia-based cybersecurity company, announced on Tuesday a strategic partnership with Siemens to develop programs that will protect increasingly vulnerable critical infrastructure, such as oil refineries and energy grids.

Through the partnership, the companies are launching Tenable’s “Industrial Security,” which Germany-based Siemens will offer to its energy, oil and utility company clients.

The deal expands Tenable’s reach into a large — and growing — market. While they accounted for a relatively small number of cyberattacks years ago, such systems are now the target of about a third of attacks, said Tenable’s chief financial officer Steve Vintz.

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