The purpose of IEC 62443 is to protect the end user. The standard states that detailed analysis of the most critical assets is essential to achieve the goal.
Request a detailed analysis of the cyber risk with the IEC 62443 method
The protection of critical infrastructures and key resources is essential for security and productivity, which is why the Cyber Security Risk Assessment service is based on the pillars of the IEC 62443 standard, which sets down a systematic method for managing cyber risks at industrial plants.
The ICS Risk Assessment service provides a two-step path of modular analysis:
- High Level Risk Assessment. Development of high-level IEC 62443 risk assessment according to the process described in IEC 62443-3-2, including business logic.
- Low Level Risk Assessment. Preparation in detail of the risk assessment according to the process described in IEC 62443-3-2, after a high-level risk assessment. The detail is based on the high-level result only for the most critical assets.
In particular, the detailed analysis covers the threats to which the systems are exposed. The analysis focuses on several factors, such as the vulnerabilities already known, their complexity, what countermeasures and procedures have been adopted previously and whether there are operational practices already in place for the correct management of the human factor, often the main vehicle of cyber attacks.
This information is then used for the correct drafting of the Cyber Security Specifications for the protection of the most critical assets installed at the plant.
In IEC 62443/ISA 99 terms, an OT system is defined as a “control system,” that is, a hardware or software component intended to be integrated into a final industrial automation and control system. PLCs, HMIs, SCADA systems, and safety instrumented systems are examples of OT systems.
The legislative references in the IEC 62443 standard directed at OT device manufacturers are found in IEC 62443-4-1 and IEC 62443-4-2 regarding the design requirements in conformity with legislation for systems, sub-systems, or hardware or software components.
As defined in IEC 62443-4-1, the manufacturer is required to implement certain cyber security practices when developing the product:
- Specification of Security Guidelines
- Security by design
- Secure Implementation
- Security V&V Testing
- Security Guidelines
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