Compliance IEC 62443

As industrial systems become increasingly interconnected and digitized, the need to implement robust cybersecurity measures becomes crucial. Industrial control systems are particularly vulnerable to cyber threats, given their critical role in managing essential and, in many cases, critical operations. To help organizations identify and mitigate these threats, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has introduced the IEC 62443 series of standards.

What is it, what is it for?

IEC 62443 is a series of international standards developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to address cybersecurity in industrial automation and control systems (IACS). These standards are designed to provide a comprehensive framework to help protect these systems against cyber threats.

Purpose of IEC 62443

  • Industrial Systems Security: Provides guidelines and requirements to protect industrial control systems against unauthorized access and cyber-attacks. This includes the protection of networks, devices and software that control industrial processes.

  • Risk Mitigation: Helps organizations identify, assess and mitigate cybersecurity risks in their industrial control infrastructures. This is essential to ensure operational continuity and facility security.

  • Best Practice Standards: Establishes best practice standards for the design, implementation and management of cybersecurity in industrial environments. This includes vulnerability management, incident response and supply chain security management.

  • Compatibility and Conformance: Facilitates compatibility and conformance with other security standards and regulations, which helps organizations align with international best practices and comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

IEC 62443 Key Components

IEC 62443 consists of several parts that address different aspects of industrial cybersecurity:

  • Part 1 (General concepts): provides an overview of the principles and concepts of cybersecurity for industrial systems.
  • Part 2 (Policies and Procedures): Defines requirements for cybersecurity management in organizations.
  • Part 3 (Systems and Components): Sets out requirements for the secure design of industrial control systems and components.
  • Part 4 (Product requirements): Specifies cybersecurity requirements for products and solutions used in industrial systems.

In summary, IEC 62443 serves as a comprehensive guide for securing industrial control systems, providing a solid foundation for protecting these systems against cyber threats and ensuring their safe and reliable operation.

How does Orbik help you?

Orbik helps you with compliance with IEC 62443 standards, especially 62443-4-2. This standard responds to the need for secure components, to ensure industrial cybersecurity.