Safer, More Dynamic Connections: Benefits of the IEC 62443 Standard

Capturing more data, sharing it more quickly and turning it into meaningful insights has also generated new cybersecurity risks for industrial control systems.

Join editors David Mantey and Jeff Reinke as they discuss a whitepaper from Moxa, a leading provider of automation solutions and connectivity technology, entitled Strengthening the Resilience of Industrial Networks Begins with IEC 62443-4-2.  

Stimulated by the need to maintain production levels with fewer people in the plant, manufacturing saw a surge in automated technology investment during the pandemic. And after experiencing the benefits of these digital transformation expenditures, these activities have remained in high gear even after a return to "normal." 

The ability to capture more data, share it more quickly and turn it into meaningful insights checks all the boxes for manufacturing, but it does come with some challenges – primarily in the form of cybersecurity risks to industrial control systems. This has created a need for security requirements at the component level. 

Enter IEC 62443. The standard was developed jointly by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Society of Automation (ISA). Basically, it offers best practices for automation and control system cybersecurity, including BMS, SIS, PLC, SCADA, DCS and non-IT systems that monitor and control industrial plants, utilities and transportation systems.

Watch now as David and Jeff offer their take on the challenges, requirements, management needs and resources that will be required to realize all of the benefits inherent to following this critical standard.

The complete white paper can be accessed by clicking here.

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