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Eaton offers a holistic approach to cybersecurity in a connected world

  • Latest Current Thinking broadcast provides strategies for keeping business and consumer data secure

October 28, 2019

PITTSBURGH… In conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the United States, power management company Eaton announced today that the company’s latest Current Thinking broadcast will examine emerging cyber threats in an era of growing connectivity. The broadcast, “A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity,” will launch on October 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. EST and feature experts from Eaton and UL providing insights into advanced technologies, tactics and best practices for understanding risk and safeguarding data as connectivity expands across intelligent systems.

“International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that the number of connected devices globally will reach 41.6 billion by 2025,” said Max Wandera, director, Eaton Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. “As more connectivity points are created, the risk of cyberattacks becomes greater. With a holistic approach to cybersecurity, businesses can be in a better position to understand the risk and take the right steps to secure data and systems while benefiting from all the advantages digital innovation can offer.”

Wandera will be joined on the broadcast by Rachna Stegall, vice president, Connected Technologies, UL, as they provide an overview of cybersecurity risks facing businesses today with the increasing interconnected ecosystems; highlight organizational approaches to cybersecurity; outline best practices for managing risk; and offer suggestions on where to start cybersecurity planning and how to evolve those capabilities over time.

“Cybersecurity for connected products, systems and ecosystems is a complex challenge for companies of all sizes across every industry,” said Stegall. “It is critical for organizations to understand organizational risk, perform a security risk assessment, develop a cybersecurity strategy and policy, get buy-in across the organization and senior leadership, and align with relevant cybersecurity frameworks and standards for best practices to keep businesses and consumers secure, even as new threats and security risks arise.”

Eaton and UL have partnered to establish measurable cybersecurity criteria for network-connected power management products and systems. As part of this partnership, the Eaton research and test facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Pune, India, have integrated cybersecurity processes and testing best practices into both cybersecurity centers of excellence.  Recent UL cybersecurity certifications for a range of Eaton products demonstrate the company’s worldwide capabilities to meet stringent specifications and customer expectations for safe, secure power management. To learn more about how Eaton is addressing cybersecurity for its customers, visit

Eaton’s Current Thinking broadcast series brings together industry experts and Eaton to discuss energy trends and innovative ideas that change how the world generates and uses power. To learn more, visit

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise 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 today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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