Fred Cohn, Schneider Electric

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FRED COHN, DIGITAL RISK LEADER, IoT & DIGITAL OFFERS, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

Fred Cohn serves as Director, Cyber Security and Digital Risk Leader for the Digital Offer practice in Schneider Electric.  Schneider Electric provides energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. In this role, Fred is responsible for the security posture of all Digital Offers and assets that are part of Schneider’s Digital Offer strategy.  Fred has been a leader of cybersecurity in Schneider Electric for more than 10 years, helping to form the company’s Product Security Office, creating the Product CERT for incident response and vulnerability management, and responsible for oversight and governance of cybersecurity posture and security practices for all product development in Schneider.

Prior to these roles, Fred led the network consistency activity for industrial control network technology where he drove the compliance and interoperability aspects of industrial networking technology for products of Schneider Electric.  He served on the boards of Modbus.org, SERCOS International, and Fieldbus Foundation as well as Principal Member for ODVA.  Fred has more than 20 years of experience in Industrial Control and Industrial Networking technologies serving in various product management and product support roles.

Fred holds a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from University of Maryland and a Masters of Business Administration from Babson College.

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