Software Security Meets Critical Infrastructure

This week, SAFECode announced the addition of Siemens as its newest member. SAFECode, the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code was co-founded by EMC and other leading technology providers in 2007, to advance the adoption of effective software assurance methods. Siemens joins Adobe, EMC, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Nokia, SAP and Symantec in SAFECode membership.

More than being a new member, Siemens will expand SAFECode’s perspective on best practices for developing and delivering more secure software by bringing a wealth of experience in electronic and electric engineering while keeping SAFECode’s focus on technology providers.

Siemens joining SAFECode also reinforces that technology providers have a lot in common when it comes to software security, irrespective of whether the software they deliver manages enterprise IT infrastructures, critical infrastructures or cloud infrastructures.

On behalf of EMC, I am glad to welcome Siemens to SAFECode.

About the Author: Eric Baize

Throughout his career, Eric Baize has been passionate about building security and privacy into systems and technology from design to deployment. He currently leads Dell EMC’s Product Security Office and serves as Chairman of SAFECode, an industry-led non-profit organization dedicated to advancing software and supply chain security best practices. At Dell EMC, Eric leads the team that sets the standards and practices for all aspects of product security for the product portfolio: Vulnerability response, secure development, consistent security architecture, and code integrity. Eric joined Dell through its combination with EMC where he built EMC’s highly successful product security program from the ground up and was a founding member of the leadership team that drove EMC’s acquisition of RSA Security in 2006. He later led RSA’s strategy for cloud and virtualization. Prior to joining EMC in 2002, Eric held various positions for Groupe Bull in Europe and in the US. Eric has been a member of the SAFECode Board of Directors since the organization was founded in 2007 and also serves on the BSIMM Board of Advisors. He holds multiple U.S. patents, has authored international security standards, is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has been quoted in leading print and online news media. Eric holds a Masters of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne, France and is a Certified Information Security Manager. Follow Eric Baize on Twitter: @ericbaize