Schneider Electric joins Cybersecurity Coalition
Schneider Electric joins US cybersecurity body to promote better digital security
Schneider Electric has joined the US-based Cybersecurity Coalition, an industry body that promotes collaboration between government and the tech sector on digital security issues.
The Coalition works with US government and international agencies on areas of policy development to promote the cybersecurity ecosystem and encourage better cybersecurity practice among all organisations.
Schneider said that joining the Coalition will support its development of security solutions for IoT and connected infrastructure. The company also said that membership of the body confirms its commitment openness, transparency and collaboration around cybersecurity.
“Joining the Coalition demonstrates that Schneider Electric takes cybersecurity challenges seriously and that we are committed to playing a foremost role in developing solutions,” said Hervé Coureil, Chief Digital Officer, Schneider Electric. “Our membership ensures we have a focused seat at the table to initiate open, transparent, and collaborative conversations that advance the adoption of cybersecurity policies and laws for the benefit of our customers, partners, and all stakeholders across our extended enterprise, including the communities and environments we mutually serve.”
As a member of the Coalition, Schneider Electric will explore and help improve how government agencies and regulatory bodies, international standards bodies, security researchers, vendors, partners, and customers work together to tackle cybersecurity risks.
“Schneider Electric shares the Coalition’s priorities, and our joining reinforces our commitment to collaborating with industry leaders who have the technology, expertise and unique skills required to secure and protect the digital economy,” said Christophe Blassiau, Chief Information Security Officer, Schneider Electric. “Working with our global ecosystem of partners, we will continue to push forward both enterprise security and cybersecurity at the convergence of Information Technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). Not only have we adopted a Cybersecurity by Design strategy, which aligns to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, our IoT-enabled EcoStruxure platform provides our customers end-to-end cybersecurity solutions and services to protect a vast digital ecosystem.”