Schneider Electric joined the Cybersecurity Coalition, based in Washington, D.C.
Just over three years ago, a group of cybersecurity products and services providers launched the Coalition for Cybersecurity Policy and Law, which focuses on education and collaboration with policymakers related to cybersecurity. Founding members of the Coalition include Arbor Networks, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Rapid7, and Symantec.
The Cybersecurity Coalition brings together companies to assist government policymakers in developing consensus-driven solutions that:
• Promote a vibrant and robust cybersecurity ecosystem
• Support the development and adoption of cybersecurity innovations
• Encourage organizations of all sizes to take steps to improve their 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 at 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 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 at 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). We are using the IEC 62443 framework to protect our products and systems and our IoT-enabled EcoStruxure platform provides end-to-end cybersecurity solutions and services to our customers.”