Information & cyber security

Everything we do comes down to information. Digital, physical, and verbal. In products, processes, and in people. At GEA, we are deeply committed to protecting all kinds of sensitive information for the benefit of our customers and partners, and for our corporate success.

Information Security & Cyber Security

The need for information security is constantly growing – especially as digitalization and remote work increase. Since everything we do is based on information, and systems are becoming ever more interconnected, securing information is an imperative for future success. At GEA, information security is a prime strategic priority. We shape and design our value creation processes to ensure information is handled securely. By protecting our own and our partners’ company information, we will all have the right environment and the peace of mind to focus on what we do best: engineering for a better world.

Comprehensive information security approach

GEA strives to be the world’s leading technology group, providing innovative and sustainable solutions for sophisticated process industries. Our strategy is based on our central goal to be the partner of choice for customers worldwide. Accordingly, we have a profound, secure, effective, and efficient Information Security Management System (ISMS) in place. At GEA, we work hard every day to achieve this. We operate and continuously improve our global ISMS, which consists of preventive, detective, reactive, and corrective security measures against growing security threats. From top management to every employee, each member of the GEA Group worldwide is committed to protecting the information of our customers and partners as well as our own, in the best possible way within their area of responsibility. 

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Protecting all types of sensitive information

Our approach is to protect all kinds of sensitive information: intellectual property, strategic, pricing, personal information and other know-how information processed by GEA, regardless of its format. Information security applies to physical, electronic, and verbal information alike. Our goal is to adequately protect all information assets from theft, loss, unauthorized disclosure, unlawful access, misuse, unauthorized modification, and destruction.

We achieve this by covering the core values of information security – confidentiality, integrity, and availability – also known as “CIA.”

Confidentiality

Confidentiality

Prevents or minimizes unauthorized access to information

Integrity

Integrity

Ensures the reliability and correctness of information

Availability

Availability

Ensures that authorized subjects are granted timely and uninterrupted access to information

To learn more about the different pillars of Information Security at GEA, click on each link below:

Information Security Management System at GEA

Information security management system

Within the Information Security Management System, GEA operates and maintains two lines of defense against major security risks.

Supplier Security

Supplier security

GEA defined Information Security requirements for suppliers to work with GEA information assets.

Sales & Product Security

Product security

We protect our products against possible attacks in order to ensure the business processes of our customers.

Business Continuity Management

Business continuity management

With the help of the GEA strategic BCM approach, GEA can respond quickly and adequate to possible disruptions in the core processes and minimize any resulting damage.

Operational Technology (OT) Security in the Shopfloor

Production security

GEA OT Security focuses on strengthening the cyber resilience at GEA Factory Shopfloors globally.

We continue to face physical and digital risks that are ever changing. That is why we can never be complacent and why security is so high on our agenda. 

The handover of the certificate took place in January 2022 at GEA headquarters in Düsseldorf (from left to right) Ralph Freude (Head of businessline ict and auditor at TÜV Rheinland) presented the ISO/IEC 27001 certificate to Iskro Mollov (GEA Chief Information Security Officer) and Christian Niederhagemann (GEA Chief Information Officer). (Photo: GEA)

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ISO/IEC 27001:2013 GEA Group Umbrella Certificate and Sub-certificates

GEA achieved the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification for the GEA Group as an umbrella certificate as well as concrete for the legal entities GEA Group AG and GEA Group Services GmbH, provided by the TÜV Rheinland in January 2022.
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