IEC 62443-4-1 Certification

Intrising Obtains IEC 62443-4-1 Certification
Feb 23, 2023

IEC 62443-4-1 International Certification in Preparation to Protect Your Network

A press release was also published on the official website of Bureau Veritas, the international certification institution of IEC62443-4-1.

Taipei, Taiwan, Feb 23, 2023—Intrising Networks, Inc., the innovator in the industrial ethernet world, is delighted to announce that we have acquired the international certification IEC 62443-4-1 which is regarding the network security standard. The fusion of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems are known as "IT/OT convergence." Organizations nowadays are caught between two worlds. There is the conventional physical world made up of machines, electromechanical devices, and other business machinery. Then there is the more contemporary digital world, which uses equipment to process data and operate apps.

IT/OT convergence is a significant force behind Industry 4.0 and industrial IoT (IIoT) technologies and a crucial part of smarter supply chains, energy grids, buildings, factories, and warehouses. For instance, IT/OT convergence allows facility managers to gather, modify and analyze data from OT systems and then use it to provide IT insights to improve operational efficiency. The convergence of IT and OT also enables facility managers to update and enhance OT systems using data from IT systems, improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their physical operations. These technologies, which are in charge of gathering, sending, and processing data from IT and OT systems, include edge devices, wireless networks, cloud application programming interfaces (APIs), and distributed IIoT applications.

Keeping security up is a common challenge of IT/OT convergence. The dangers associated with connectivity were also not taken into account because many OT systems were not built for remotely accessible or standardized communication. OT systems may not receive frequent updates, and their distributed design may increase their vulnerability. An organization's essential infrastructure and its OT systems may be vulnerable to industrial espionage and sabotage due to these weaknesses. Despite this, worries about cybersecurity are holding up IT/OT convergence. Even though utilities are often proactive in investing in technology, these worries cause them to integrate technology cautiously and IOUs to advance slowly. The security standards for IT and OT may continue to be distinct. This will guarantee that controls, like those for asset management, data loss prevention, security operations, and incident response and recovery, are consistently applied to both IT and OT systems. Pressure to "show" that these measures pay for themselves by preventing data leaks or security breaches is a difficulty that many businesses must contend with. Intrising believes that it is our responsibility to help businesses in overcoming these challenges. We have put a great deal of hard work into leveraging network security for our industrial equipment. Thanks to the great effort of everyone involved, Intrising has successfully obtained the International Certification of IEC 62443-4-1 by Bureau Veritas.

IEC 62443 was created to maintain cyber-physical systems. It can be used in any industrial setting, including crucial infrastructure buildings like power plants or nuclear reactors, as well as in fields like healthcare and transportation. The IEC 62443 standards, which address the cybersecurity issues posed by industrial automation and control systems (IACS) and OT settings, are the most thorough industrial cybersecurity standards now available to the industrial and manufacturing industry. Cybersecurity in the field of industrial automation is tested and certified by the IEC System for Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components. Having achieved this certification enables Intrising to guarantee the security of our industrial equipment.

The process requirements for the secure development of goods used in IACS are outlined in IEC 62443-4-1. For products utilized in the industrial automation and control systems environment, it specifies secure development life-cycle (SDL) standards linked to cybersecurity. It offers advice on how to fulfill the specifications listed for each part. Security requirements definition, secure design, and secure implementation are all included in the lifecycle description, along with coding standards, verification and validation, defect management, patch management, and product end-of-life. These requirements can be used for building, maintaining, and retiring hardware, software, or firmware in new or current processes.

Intrising has complied with security regulations to reinforce and improve product quality and preserve information security, which also means wwe are able to recognize any risks and collaborate with clients to reduce them. After acquiring the IEC 62443-4-1 certification, Intrising believes that customer will be able to tell how dedicated the company is to give the best sense of security. IEC 62443-4-1 marks the new beginning for Intrising. Intrising will continue to innovate in the ethernet world and enhance network security to best protect our customers.