Schneider Electric receives Crest pen-test accreditation

February 23 09:20 2021

Schneider Electric has become the first major industrial control and energy management product and systems vendor to receive the coveted Crest accreditation for penetration testing.

Following a rigorous assessment of Schneider Electric’s business processes, data security and pen-testing methodologies, Crest, the international not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the technical cybersecurity industry, has acknowledged Schneider Electric’s product security teams for their skills and proficiency when it comes to testing the resilience and security of the company’s products and systems.

The certification warrants the strength of Schneider Electric’s processes and abilities and applies to the company’s Global Security Labs, which are dedicated to product penetration testing.

“Schneider Electric has an unwavering commitment to forging the secure products and systems that safeguard trust across the digital ecosystem,” said Klaus Jaeckle, Chief Product Security Officer, Schneider Electric.

“Crest accreditation is a demonstration of our approach to continually strengthening our offers and evolving our practices so we can further help our customers address new threats and threat vectors. We follow a secure-by-design development lifecycle process that has been certified to comply with the prevalent ISA/IEC 62443-4-1 cybersecurity standard.

“Penetration testing is a mandatory and essential part of that process, and it ensures cybersecurity is considered in every phase of product development. By continuing to strengthen our processes, fortify our products and empower our people, we are providing our customers a pathway to a more secure environment, even as their needs and threats evolve,” Jaeckle added.

In collaboration with industry and governments, Crest has built a meaningful framework for measuring the capability of cybersecurity companies and their workforces. This approach supports governments, regulators and buyers in identifying capable suppliers that can deliver high-quality technical cybersecurity products and services.

“I am delighted to welcome Schneider Electric as an accredited Crest Member,” said Ian Glover, President, Crest. “Crest accreditation demonstrates that Schneider Electric’s product and systems penetration testing has been through a demanding assessment process and is supported by best-in-class data-handling processes, quality assurance policies and technical methodologies. It is an additional layer of confidence for Schneider Electric’s global customers and partners, and it validates the company’s commitment to helping solve today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges.”

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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