Schneider Earns SDLA Certification

Monday, November 23, 2015 @ 04:11 PM gHale

Schneider Electric earned an ISASecure Security Development Lifecycle Assurance (SDLA) conformance certificate from exida, LLC.

This first-of-its-kind certificate applies to Schneider Electric’s Process Automation business product development centers in Foxboro (MA), Worthing (UK) and Hyderabad (India). The certification ends up based on international cyber security standards and developed to accelerate industry-wide cyber security improvement for industrial automation and control systems (IACS), according to exida, an ISASecure ISO 17065 accredited certification body.

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“The ISASecure SDLA certification demonstrates Schneider Electric’s long-standing commitment to secure industrial automation and control systems, and it sets a major benchmark for the industry as a whole,” said Andre Ristaino, managing director of the International Society of Automation (ISA) Security Compliance Institute, an operational group within the ISA.

“We are proud to lead the way. 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 cyber security threats,” said Raja Macha, vice president, Research and Development for Schneider Electric’s Process Automation business. “Addressing cyber security 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 cyber security demands.”

Cyber security remains a vital cog in Schneider Electric’s principles of helping users achieve more with fewer resources in a more connected world.

“The three certified Schneider Electric sites show they use a product development lifecycle in which cyber security 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 accredited by ANSI/ANAB to offer security certification of automation products per the ISASecure IACS Cybersecurity Assurance program.