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Siemens Joins SAFECode

Dr. Frances Paulisch, head of the company-wide Software Initiative at Siemens, will join SAFECode’s board
Arlington, Va. – Nov. 8, 2011 – The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode), a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods, today announced Siemens as its newest member. SAFECode is the first global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for developing and delivering more secure and reliable software, hardware and services. Siemens joins software industry leaders Adobe Systems Incorporated, EMC Corporation, Juniper Networks, Inc., Microsoft Corp., Nokia, SAP AG and Symantec Corp. in SAFECode membership.

“As one of the world’s largest and most diverse corporations, Siemens brings unique expertise and perspective to SAFECode’s efforts,” said Paul Kurtz, executive director of SAFECode. “Its experience delivering technology to the energy, healthcare and manufacturing sectors will greatly strengthen our ability to promote software security practices across a diverse ecosystem. We are looking forward to working with Siemens to build upon the positive work it is doing on software security.”

Dr. Frances Paulisch, head of the company-wide Software Initiative at Siemens, will join SAFECode’s Board of Directors and play an active role in the leadership of the association. In addition, as a SAFECode member, Siemens will join with other global technology providers in a trusted exchange on software assurance challenges and best practices. It will contribute to SAFECode’s ongoing efforts to identify, share and promote software security best practices based on the lessons learned from real-world implementations. Siemens will take an active role in current SAFECode projects that address secure development methods and training.

“Siemens recognizes the importance of software security and applies security practices across our organization,” said Dr. Paulisch. “We are looking forward to working with the other SAFECode members to share the lessons we have learned, gain insight into new ways to advance our internal programs, and positively influence the state of software security.” Membership in SAFECode is open to commercial technology providers with significant global business activity in hardware, software and/or services and that have demonstrated a commitment and dedicated resources to software assurance. For more information, please visit www.safecode.org.

About SAFECode The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) is a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods. SAFECode is a global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for developing and delivering more secure and reliable software, hardware and services. Its members include Adobe Systems Incorporated, EMC Corporation, Juniper Networks, Inc., Microsoft Corp., Nokia, SAP AG, Siemens AG and Symantec Corp. For more information, please visit www.safecode.org.

About Siemens Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world’s largest provider of environmental technologies. More than one-third of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2010, which ended on September 30, 2010, revenue from continuing operations (excluding Osram and Siemens IT Solutions and Services) totaled 69 billion and net income from continuing operations 4.3 billion. At the end of September 2010, Siemens had around 336,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com.

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