Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is to become the first Asian member of the Charter of Trust on Cybersecurity.

The company today signed a cooperation agreement in Tokyo to become the 17th member of the global cybersecurity initiative.MHI becomes first Asian member of Cybersecurity Charter of Trust

The Charter of Trust was initiated by Siemens last year and calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalization. Other companies in the initiative include AES, Atos, Cisco, Enel, IBM, Total and TÜV Süd.

“We are honoured to be invited by Siemens and the other signatories to join the Charter of Trust for Cybersecurity”, said Eisaku Ito of MHI. “Cybersecurity is an important field for MHI and its group companies. MHI is a Japanese company, but also a global company with customers and partners around the world. Our participation in the Charter of Trust is part of our commitment to our global customers and partners, and we hope that this occasion will help to promote the 10 key principles advocated by the Charter of Trust, and that the Charter of Trust initiative will contribute to greater globalization.”

According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, threats to cybersecurity in 2018 caused $565bn losses worldwide.
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