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Eaton announces expansion of cybersecurity program

Eaton announces expansion of cybersecurity program

October 12, 2018 -  Power management company Eaton announced the addition of new elements of its cybersecurity program. Eaton is expanding its collaboration with global safety science organization UL to continue establishing measurable cybersecurity criteria for network-connected power management products and systems. Additionally, Eaton is collaborating with Rochester Institute of Technology to develop real-world cybersecurity training environments.

According to the World Economic Forum 2018 Global Risks Report, cybersecurity risks are growing in their prevalence and disruptive potential, and attacks against businesses have nearly doubled in five years. As cybersecurity threats are increasingly commonplace, customers need to be confident that the connected technology is secure and resilient. At the same time, addressing the shortage of cybersecurity professionals is critical to building a more secure infrastructure.

Eaton’s innovation center in Pune, India is now the company’s second lab approved to participate in UL’s Data Acceptance Program for cybersecurity. With this advancement, Eaton can test its global products to aspects of the UL 2900-1 and 2900-2-2 Standards at its engineering lab in India as well as its cybersecurity research and testing facility in Pittsburgh – which was the first lab approved to participate in UL’s Data Acceptance Program for cybersecurity.

Earlier this year, Navigant named Eaton as a leader in IoT for lighting, and now Eaton has certified its WaveLinx smart lighting system to the UL 2900-01 Standard. This is Eaton’s second product certified to the UL standard for cybersecurity. Eaton’s WaveLinx technology provides connectivity with other IoT and smart building management systems to bring powerful insights and wireless control of lighting to commercial facilities.

Eaton’s collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) brings together experts to equip the next generation of cybersecurity experts with the training and field experience to build secure products. The Eaton Cybersecurity SAFE (Security Assessment and Forensic Examination) Lab at RIT will provide students with hands-on experience in solving cybersecurity challenges.

About Eaton

Eaton’s electrical business hasexpertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer critical electrical power management challenges. 

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