Fundamental safety instructions
1.4 Industrial security
Siemens provides products and solutions with industrial security functions that support the
secure operation of plants, solutions, machines, equipment and/or networks. They are
important components in a holistic industrial security concept. With this in mind, Siemens'
products and solutions undergo continuous development. Siemens recommends strongly
that you regularly check for product updates.
For the secure operation of Siemens products and solutions, it is necessary to take suitable
preventive action (e.g. cell protection concept) and integrate each component into a holistic,
state-of-the-art industrial security concept. Third-party products that may be in use should
also be considered. For more information about industrial security, visit this address
To stay informed about product updates as they occur, sign up for a product-specific
newsletter. For more information, visit this address (http://support.automation.siemens.com).
Danger as a result of unsafe operating states resulting from software manipulation
Software manipulation (e.g. by viruses, Trojan horses, malware, worms) can cause unsafe
operating states to develop in your installation which can result in death, severe injuries
and/or material damage.
• Keep the software up to date.
• Incorporate the automation and drive components into a holistic, state-of-the-art
• Make sure that you include all installed products into the holistic industrial security
Danger to life due to software manipulation when using exchangeable storage media
Storing files onto exchangeable storage media amounts to an increased risk of infection,
e.g. with viruses and malware. As a result of incorrect parameterization, machines can
malfunction, which in turn can lead to injuries or death.
• Protect files stored on exchangeable storage media from malicious software by taking
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industrial security concept for the installation or machine.
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suitable protection measures, e.g. virus scanners.
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