Wednesday, November 11, 2020

*Eaton achieves industry first with dual IEC and UL cybersecurity certifications for product development processes*

• Third-party accreditations of Eaton’s processes give customers confidence that its products are built to be secure by design 

• The announcement coincides with Eaton’s inaugural Cybersecurity Perspectives global virtual forum, aimed at advancing cybersecurity for a hyper-connected world 

India - Power management company Eaton announced it is the first company to have its product development processes certified by both the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and global safety science organization UL. The certifications underscore Eaton’s leadership in providing customers with confidence that its connected solutions comply with proven industry standards and guidelines. 


“At Eaton, we consider cybersecurity to be a foundational building block that is critical to the design, deployment and operation of digital solutions in the industrial world,” said Michael Regelski, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Electrical Sector at Eaton. “Our industry-first IEC and UL endorsements mean that our customers can be confident that products and solutions they buy from us meet the same level of standards recommended by two key standard organizations across the globe.” 


“Our customers in India are offered Eaton products which conform to both IEC and UL standards,” confirmed Syed Sajjadh Ali, MD Eaton Electrical business India. “All our UPS range and the SNMP solutions are developed under Eaton’s secure-by-design process, which is now certified by both UL and IEC. Our LV Switchgear and control gear solutions are also developed under this process, and by simply attaching communication-capable devices, they can be part of your IIoT network,” Syed added. “Also Eaton’s SmartWire-DT which is an innovative communication system for industrial switchgear, as well as automation components in the control panel and peripherals, allow seamless integration of components into the automation architecture via a gateway with any PLC, or via the modern HMI/PLC of the XV102 series” added Mr. Syed.


Both IEC 62443-4-1 and UL 2900-1 validated that Eaton processes used to develop products and solutions are in compliance with industry standards.


Analysts estimate that nearly $950B will be spent on the deployment of industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions globally by 2025. As organizations expand their digital footprint, it becomes imperative to protect the availability, integrity and confidentiality of their systems. Eaton’s approach to cybersecurity advances trusted environments in a hyperconnected world, by integrating cybersecurity at the foundation of innovation for its product development and design processes.


Regelski was speaking at Eaton’s inaugural Cybersecurity Perspectives global conference on Monday, 26 October 2020, about the essential role of third-party accreditation and assessment. 


Developed as part of Eaton’s ongoing commitment to defending trusted environments in an increasingly connected world, the virtual conference brings together Eaton experts, partners and customers from around the world to discuss hard-won lessons, best practices and industry standards to support a more secure tomorrow.


The Cybersecurity Perspectives educational sessions, which are available on demand, include: 

• Keynote insights from Eaton leaders – Michael Regelski, chief technology officer, Electrical Sector on the three key actions to advance cybersecurity, and Aravind Yarlagadda, chief digital officer, on the intersection of digitalization and cybersecurity 

• Expert-led panel discussions on security trends and the strategies that attendees can implement to manage risk with experts from Eaton, Microsoft, Payatu and Synopsys

• Industry leaders weigh in on global standards – including experts from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Society of Automation (ISA) Global Cybersecurity Alliance, UL and Eaton

• How-to education and training sessions on key technical aspects of cybersecurity


Learn more about Eaton’s Cybersecurity Perspectives program. 


About Eaton

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2019 revenues were $21.4 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 92,000 employees.


Eaton firstly established a presence in the Asia Pacific region during the 1970s. Since then, the company’s presence has grown significantly with a fast-growing network of sales and marketing offices, manufacturing plants, service centers and research facilities in the region. Eaton moved its Asia Pacific headquarters from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 2014.


Today, we have nearly 20,000 employees, 6 R&D centers and manufacture in 52 manufacturing facilities in countries and regions including China, Taiwan, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Australia for all of Eaton’s distinct business.


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