Siemens: more security for the IoT and digitalization


At the Munich Security Conference 2018, Siemens and eight partners from industry signed the first joint charter for greater cybersecurity. Initiated by Siemens, the Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalization. In addition to Siemens and the Munich Security Conference, the companies Airbus, Allianz, Daimler Group, IBM, NXP, SGS and Telekom are signing the Charter. The initiative is further welcomed by Canadian foreign minister and G7 representative Chrystia Freeland and Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
Internet of Things is one of the interested areas on the cybersecurity process, for which independent certification for critical infrastructures and solutions in the IoT has been proposed.
«Confidence that the security of data and networked systems is guaranteed – Siemens President and CEO Joe Kaeser explains – is a key element of the digital transformation. That’s why we have to make the digital world more secure and more trustworthy. It’s high time we acted – not just individually but jointly with strong partners who are leaders in their markets. We hope more partners will join us to further strengthen our initiative.»
Photo: from left to right: Manfred Bischoff, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Daimler AG; Christof Mascher, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises; Joe Kaeser, President and CEO Siemens AG; Tom Enders, CEO and Executive Director of Airbus SE; Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference; Rudy Stroh, Executive Vice President NXP Semiconductors; Thomas Kremer, Management Board Member Deutsche Telekom and Frankie Ng, Chief Executive Officer SGS.