Schneider Electric has joined the newly formed ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance as a Founding Member.
The International Society of Automation created the Global Cybersecurity Alliance to advance cybersecurity readiness and awareness in worldwide manufacturing and critical infrastructure facilities and processes.
“Our goal is always to help our customers maximise their profitability, safely, efficiently and reliably. That means doing all we can to protect them from cyber-harm,” said Nathalie Marcotte, senior vice president, Industrial Automation Services, Schneider Electric.
“The Global Cybersecurity Alliance is a great fit for us because of its international scope and open appeal.
“Participating as a Founding Member will strengthen our collective ability to detect, prevent and respond to cyber threats, while further helping our customers in every sector better secure their assets and operations and improve business performance.
“We are confident the Alliance will expand our ability to deliver value to all our customers, regardless of industry, segment or region.”
Led by its members, the Global Cybersecurity Alliance will reportedly advance the development of new standards-based defensive strategies that ensure people, processes and technology are cyber-ready.
“As industry confronts escalating, innovative and dangerous cyber-attacks, every organisation interested in securing our global infrastructure should collaborate to improve how end users defend themselves,” said Mary Ramsey, executive director of ISA.
“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.”
Its objectives include sharing knowledge and information in an open environment; expanding advocacy and outreach to governments, regulatory agencies and stakeholder organisations around the world; accelerating standards development and adoption – amongst others.
“For some time now, Schneider Electric has been encouraging everyone associated with industry to take part in open conversations and to establish new approaches that will improve how global infrastructure responds to highest-level cyber threats,” added Marcotte.
“We are pleased the ISA has answered the call, and we look forward to working openly and collaboratively with them, our fellow Founding Members and many others affiliated with global industry to better secure and protect the world’s most critical operations.”
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