reservations and building up trust will be crucial success factors in digital
business – and this is more effective with the two initiatives working together.
In addition, Bosch brings to the Charter of Trust its deep expertise in
artificial intelligence," said Dr. Tanja Rückert, Chief Digital Officer at
Robert Bosch GmbH and a new member of the Charter of Trust's Board of
is the key to building people's confidence in digitalization," said Cedrik
Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries.
"And we're significantly stronger if we work together to make our
networked world more resilient. By merging the two initiatives, and by bringing
on board our new partners, the Charter of Trust will gain even greater
diversity and broaden its perspective to cover different industries and
“As a company, we inherit a long tradition
of secure and fast transport of confidential information. But for us as a
company, privacy of letters no longer applies exclusively to the postal
service. In the digital environment, we also effectively protect our customers'
information along the entire supply chain. By becoming a new member of the
Charter of Trust, we want to embrace exchange on supply chain security, because
ultimately security incidents may have severe implications on all parties
involved,” said David Thornewill, Group CISO of Deutsche Post DHL Group.
the last four years, the Charter of Trust has already launched a wealth of
measures to enhance cybersecurity – including "Security by Default",
which takes cybersecurity into account right from the design phase and provides
products with preconfigured security measures. In addition, the CoT partners
have defined established baseline requirements for their suppliers in order to further
enhance cybersecurity along supply chains. The main focus in the next
phase will be to implement a cross-industry approach to the evaluation of
supply chain security. In this context, the growing Charter of Trust community
will provide mainly small and medium-sized enterprises with information, training
and other resources.
The CoT initiative also collaborates regularly
with various global authorities and scientific institutions to drive forward
the topic of cybersecurity internationally and achieve harmony across national
borders and organizational boundaries. Furthermore, the CoT initiative has
created the Associated Partner Forum, which institutions such as Germany’s
Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the Spanish National Cryptologic
Center (CCN), TU Graz and the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering
GmbH (HPI) have joined. The Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity, Cyber Readiness
Institute, CyberNB, Cyber Peace Institute, Global Cyber Alliance and Japan's
Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) and Ministry of Internal
Affairs and Communication (MIC) have also recently signed up as associate
At the Munich Security Conference in February 2018, Siemens and eight partners from industry signed the world's first joint charter for greater cybersecurity. In addition to Siemens and the Munich Security Conference, the signatories include AES, Airbus, Allianz, Atos, Bosch, Dell Technologies, Deutsche Post DHL Group, IBM, Infineon Technologies AG, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NTT, NXP Semiconductors, SGS, TotalEnergies and TÜV SÜD.
The global economy is beginning to realize
that increased networking goes hand in hand with an escalating risk of
cybercrime: the Allianz Risk Barometer found that companies around the globe
consider cyber risk as their number one threat in 2022.