Thursday, October 22, 2015

Three product development sites are world’s first to reach important industry benchmark.


Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has received an ISASecure Security Development Lifecycle Assurance (SDLA) conformance certificate from exida, LLC, an ISASecure ISO 17065 accredited certification body. 

This first-of-its-kind certificate applies to Schneider Electric’s Process Automation business product development centers in Foxboro, Mass., Worthing, U.K., and Hyderabad, India. It is based on international cybersecurity standards and was developed to accelerate industry-wide cybersecurity improvement for industrial automation and control systems (IACS).

“The ISASecure SDLA certification demonstrates Schneider Electric’s long-standing commitment to secure industrial automation and control systems, and it sets a major benchmark for the industry as a whole,” said Andre Ristaino, Managing Director of the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI).

“We are proud to lead the way. Being the world’s first IACS provider to achieve this important benchmark is a testament to our commitment to delivering control and safety solutions that minimize system vulnerabilities and are resilient to cybersecurity threats,” said Raja Macha, vice president, research and development for Schneider Electric’s Process Automation business. “Addressing cybersecurity threats is a collaborative effort, however, so Schneider Electric continues to join forces with accredited certification and assessment bodies—like ISASecure and exida—to meet continuous cybersecurity demands.”

Cybersecurity is fundamental to Schneider Electric’s principles of helping its customers achieve more with fewer resources in a more connected world.

“The three certified Schneider Electric sites show they use a product development lifecycle in which cybersecurity considerations in all phases are part of their culture, demonstrating an institutionalized commitment to securing industrial automation and control systems,” said Chris O’Brien, principle partner at exida, an ISO 17065 certification body that is accredited by ANSI/ANAB to offer security certification of automation products per the ISASecure IACS Cybersecurity Assurance program.

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