Eaton Testing Lab First to Participate in UL Cybersecurity Program

Eaton is working with UL to drive development of new cybersecurity standards for power management products.

PITTSBURGH – Power management company Eaton announces its cybersecurity research and testing facility, located here, is the first lab approved to participate in UL’s Data Acceptance Program for cybersecurity.

The program, which is in development and available on a limited basis, aligns Eaton’s testing methodologies and data generation with the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program for UL Standards 2900-1 and UL 2900-2-2, according to the announcement.

Eaton’s cybersecurity research and testing facility now has the capability to test the company’s products with intelligence or embedded logic to key aspects of the UL 2900-1 and 2900-2-2 Standards. Through this environment and Eaton’s rigorous cybersecurity process, the company states it is developing a growing portfolio of products to meet stringent specifications, regulations and consumer expectations for safe, secure power management.

With cybersecurity among one of manufacturing’s most critical risk factors, trust becomes increasingly important with end users, states Michael Regelski, senior vice president and CTO for Eaton’s electrical business.

“Eaton’s collaboration with UL further expands our commitment to continue advancing these new technologies and innovations, while building trust and ensuring the highest level of defense against emerging cybersecurity threats,” he says.

Eaton also announced its Power Xpert Dashboard recently became the first power management product certified to the UL 2900-2-2 Standard for cybersecurity in industrial control systems. This user portal to the company’s switchgear enables customers to monitor, diagnose and control equipment from a location outside the arc flash boundary.

Through UL’s innovative Cybersecurity Assurance Program, Eaton, UL and other industry organizations are working together to establish foundational requirements for testing of network-connectable industrial control systems to enable protection against vulnerabilities and security risk controls, according to the announcement.

“We seek to help manufacturers, their customers and other stakeholders mitigate security risks through science-based assessment and evaluation,” says Ben Miller, president of the commercial and industrial business unit of UL. “Our collaboration with experts at Eaton is providing some of the crucial inputs to developing the technical expertise for new standards, and it’s helping advance UL’s efforts to protect our world’s critical infrastructure against ever-increasing cybersecurity threats.”

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