Mitigating Security Risks
The widespread adoption of the IIoT is resulting in more and more devices being brought online. Traditional centralized networks are giving way to distributed networks where intelligence is built locally into the endpoints. The sheer volume of data collected from these interconnected devices and the complete shift in how data is handled make these devices vulnerable to cyberattacks and unauthorized access.
Cybersecurity incidents severely compromise the reliability, availability, and security of industrial control systems (ICS) for critical infrastructure and the manufacturing industry, especially systems that involve Internet-facing ICS/SCADA devices. In light of the increasing number of cyber incidents, system integrators as well as component suppliers are expected to demonstrate their ability to respond to such incidents by proving that their network devices meet the technical requirements defined in the relevant guidelines of the IEC 62443 standard.
Cybersecurity solutions must include enhanced component-level security and a mechanism to manage the security level of devices. To put these security measures into practice, component suppliers must ramp up the security level of their network devices and the network as a whole. The challenge lies in assessing the potential security risks and gaps in the network and implementing an efficient way to configure and manage the security parameters of network devices.
Why IEC 62443 Standard