Schneider Electric earns ISASecure Security Development Lifecycle Assurance certification

Schneider Electric recently announced that it has officially received an ISASecure Security Development Lifecycle Assurance conformance certificate from exida, LLC, an ISASecure ISO 17065 accredited certification body.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, Nov. 6, 2015 -- Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, recently announced that it has officially 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'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 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.

Raja Macha, vice president, research and development for Schneider's Process Automation business, added, "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. 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."

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About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of #31 billion in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy. For more information, visit www.schneider-electric.com/us.

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