UL meets cybersecurity challenge in Europe head on

A new UL opening in Europe: A Cybersecurity laboratory in Frankfurt

Frankfurt, 20 August 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 to support local industry UL, a global safety science organisation, has just opened a new cybersecurity laboratory in Frankfurt, combining this opening with a 2 days cybersecurity forum.

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

“It is absolutely imperative that we, as a global safety science organisation, 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, digitalisation 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 recognising 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 that UL customers can now take advantage of UL’s unique, globally recognised 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 a full complement of services to support the connected technologies of today, including the complete range of standards-based advisory, testing and certification services. To learn more about UL’s work in advancing cybersecurity, please visit ul.com/cybersecurity.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, 20 September 2018