Schneider Electric has become a founder member of the new Global Cybersecurity Alliance formed by the International Society of Automation (ISA).
ISA executive director Mary Ramsey said: “We are pleased Schneider Electric joined as our first Founding Member. They and all our Founding Members have the commitment and ambition to enable safe and secure operations. We look forward to working with organisations of all kinds to drive needed change.”
The ISA is the developer of the ANSI/ISA 62443 series of automation and control systems cybersecurity standards, adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission as IEC 62443 and endorsed by the United Nations. The standards define requirements and procedures for implementing electronically secure automation and control systems and security practices and for assessing electronic security performance.
Industry leaders such as Claroty, Nozomi, Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation and Honeywell have also joined the alliance as founding members.
Membership is open to any organisation engaged with or interested in improving industrial cybersecurity, including end-users, OEMs, technology and systems providers, system integrators, consulting companies, government agencies and more.
Nathalie Marcotte, senior vice president of Schneider’s industrial automation services, commented that participation would strengthen its ability to detect, prevent and respond to cyber threats and help better secure their assets and operations and improve business performance.
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The Pune lab will focus on defining security requirements, designing threat models and security walkthroughs, maintaining security practices and simulating cyber-attacks in industrial environments to identify and address potential vulnerabilities.
“Cybersecurity is frequently cited by customers as a top consideration for Industrial Internet of Things adoption,” said Lal Karsanbhai, executive president of Emerson Automation Solutions.