Schneider Electric, a global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced a collaboration with BitSight, a leading provider of security ratings, to enhance its operational technology (OT) exposure detection capabilities. The partnership will allow Schneider Electric to leverage BitSight’s real-time threat intelligence, risk management and analytics platform to identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities in its industrial control systems.
OT systems are responsible for controlling critical infrastructure such as power plants, water treatment facilities, and manufacturing sites. They play a crucial role in the functioning of these facilities, but their exposure to cyber threats can have severe consequences.
The collaboration will allow Schneider Electric to use BitSight’s platform to continuously monitor and analyze the security posture of its industrial control systems and identify any potential vulnerabilities. The platform will also provide Schneider Electric with real-time threat intelligence that will help the company proactively defend against known and emerging cyber threats.
“We are excited to collaborate with BitSight to enhance our OT exposure detection capabilities,” said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric. “By leveraging BitSight’s real-time threat intelligence and analytics platform, we will be able to better protect our customers’ critical infrastructure and ensure the continuity of their operations.”
As part of the collaboration, Schneider Electric will also have access to BitSight’s security ratings service, which will provide the company with a detailed understanding of the cybersecurity performance of its suppliers and partners. This will help Schneider Electric to identify potential vulnerabilities and take action to mitigate them.
“Schneider Electric is a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and we are honored to collaborate with them to enhance their OT exposure detection capabilities,” said Stephen Boyer, Co-Founder and CTO of BitSight. “By providing them with real-time threat intelligence, we will help ensure the continuity of their operations and the protection of their customers’ critical infrastructure.”
The collaboration will help Schneider Electric to improve the security of its industrial control systems and better protect its customers’ critical infrastructure from cyber threats. It highlights the growing importance of cybersecurity in the industrial sector and the need for companies to continuously monitor and analyze their systems for potential vulnerabilities.
Christophe Blassiau, SVP, Cybersecurity & Global CISO at Schneider Electric stated, “With the enriched data and insight collected by BitSight, Schneider Electric is developing an OT threat intelligence capability to notify and work with customers who have exposed assets or insecure Internet facing deployments.”