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UL Meets Cybersecurity Challenge in Europe Head On

October 8, 2018

The growth and scope of cybersecurity challenges across almost every aspect of modern business in Europe calls for local solutions. To meet this need and support local industry, UL is announcing a cybersecurity forum to be held in conjunction with the grand opening of its new cybersecurity laboratory in Frankfurt.

The cybersecurity forum will bring together a range of industry stakeholders including brand manufacturers, research leaders and political guests. Key sessions will focus on emerging threats in cybersecurity, such as side channel attacks that have become well-known through the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, and management briefings including demos and discussions. In addition to the forum and lab opening events, participants will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals.

“It’s absolutely imperative that we – as a global safety science organization – address the issue of cybersecurity in our modern, connected world,” said Ingo M. Rübenach, vice president for UL’s central, eastern and southern European regions. “Our goal is to help our clients succeed in managing risks inherent to connected technologies, digitalization and cybersecurity. This lets us help them protect their brand reputation in a global marketplace.”

The IECEE (IEC system for Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components) has officially acknowledged UL’s status as an issuing and recognizing National Certification Body, whereby the UL Frankfurt Cybersecurity Lab performs related cybersecurity services for Europe. In addition to IEC 62443-2-4 recognition, UL is the first certification body worldwide to be acknowledged for the Industry 4.0 standards IEC 62443-3-3 and IEC 62443-4-1. This means UL customers can now take advantage of UL’s unique, globally recognized cybersecurity testing, advisory and certification services, and take advantage of the most efficient market access in Germany, across Europe and around the globe.

UL’s new cybersecurity facility in Frankfurt offers services to support the connected technologies of today, including the full range of standards-based advisory, testing and certification services. To learn more about UL’s work in advancing cybersecurity, please click here.