Locus Robotics receives 2024 Fortress Cybersecurity Award from the Business Intelligence Group

warehouse workers in warehouse aisle picking items to locus robots.
Workers can move independently of Locus’ robots and finish more than one full-order without being constrained by cart capacities. | Credit: Locus Robots

While there are numerous mobile robot providers, relatively few have been commercially successful and recognized for supporting business priorities such as cybersecurity. The Business Intelligence Group this week honored Locus Robotics with the 2024 Fortress Cybersecurity Award in the Compliance category.

“This coveted accolade underscores Locus Robotics’ steadfast commitment to adhering to the highest cybersecurity standards and fostering a culture of robust data protection,” stated the Wilmington, Mass.-based company.

Locus was also a 2024 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award winner for surpassing 2 billion picks with its autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in the middle of last year. Since then, it surpassed the 3 billion picks milestone in April.

‘Trust but verify,’ says Locus Robotics

Locus Robotics said it has embraced a Trust but verify” philosophy because of its insights into proprietary customer information, including order volumes, labor requirements, and operational costs. The company claimed that this approach has positioned it as a leader in security and compliance within the warehouse robotics sector.

Locus also noted that was one of the first in the industry to achieve compliance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Service Organizational Control 2 (SOC2) guidelines. It said it has made ongoing efforts to put all of the necessary checks and balances in place to protect customer data.

“Compliance and trust are the bedrock upon which our cybersecurity strategy is built,” said Fouad Khalil, senior director of enterprise security, risk, and compliance at Locus Robotics.

“We leave no stone unturned in aligning our practices with industry-leading security frameworks, ensuring continuous improvement, and fostering employee awareness and education,” he added. “Our relentless pursuit of compliance excellence enables us to safeguard our customers’ sensitive information and maintain their trust.”

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Business Intelligence Group uses cybersecurity judges

The Fortress Cybersecurity Awards honor pioneering companies and individuals at the forefront of cybersecurity innovation across various categories, including compliance, said the Business Intelligence Group. The organization said its judging panel of business executives with cybersecurity experience selects winners “based on their dedication to developing robust security solutions, raising awareness, and defending against the growing threat of cyberattacks.”

“In today’s digital landscape, cybersecurity compliance is no longer an option – it’s an imperative,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer at the Business Intelligence Group. “We are proud to recognize Locus Robotics for their unwavering commitment to upholding the highest security standards, setting new benchmarks for excellence in data protection and compliance.”

Locus Robotics said it has fostered a culture of cybersecurity excellence through stringent security practices, continuous monitoring, and comprehensive employee training programs. “This recognition further solidifies the company’s position as a trusted partner in the warehouse automation industry, delivering innovative solutions while ensuring the utmost protection for customer data and critical systems,” it said.

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