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Eaton Becomes Industrial Affiliate Member at Carnegie Mellon University CyLab to Advance Cybersecurity Technology Research and Development

Date: 4/26/2017

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton today announced it has become an Industrial Affiliate Member of the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) CyLab Security and Privacy Institute. The CMU CyLab was founded in 2003 and is one of the largest university-based cybersecurity research and education centers in the United States. Through the affiliation, Eaton’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will be provided access to CMU’s research reports, resources and planning sessions targeting the ever-changing challenges of cybersecurity. 

“As our power management solutions become more intelligent and connected, we are focused on designing products that are not only safe, reliable and efficient but also extremely secure,” said Max Wandera, director of Eaton’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. "The direct access to CMU’s globally recognized research teams and methodologies positions Eaton to remain at the forefront of solving the most complex cybersecurity issues in the industry.”

Eaton’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is a global team established in 2016 providing leadership and oversight of the strategic planning, execution and assessment of power management products and solutions to ensure they are adequately developed to protect customers against current and future threats. In collaboration with the CMU CyLab, Eaton’s cybersecurity experts will continue identifying, evaluating and reporting on cybersecurity risks in order to continually meet compliance and regulatory requirements, and develop anticipatory responses to minimize cybersecurity risk. 

“Eaton demonstrates a company-wide commitment to electrical reliability, efficiency and safety that extends beyond current cybersecurity and privacy standards,” said David Brumley, director of CyLab and a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at CMU. “CyLab is energized by the opportunity to collaborate with Eaton’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence as they continue to develop solutions that exceed customer expectations.” 

Eaton’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is committed to analyzing emerging threats, finding ways to secure products against them, and helping customers deploy and maintain power management solutions in a secure environment while maximizing efficiency, reliability and safety. To learn more, visit www.eaton.com/cybersecurity

Carnegie Mellon University CyLab is a University-wide, multi-disciplinary security and privacy research institute. With over 50 core faculty, CyLab partners with industry and government to develop and test systems that lead to a world in which people can trust technology. CyLab stretches across all seven of CMU’s colleges encompassing the fields of engineering, computer science, business, public policy, information systems, humanities and social sciences. To learn more, visit www.cylab.cmu.edu

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 2016 sales of $19.7 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 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.

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