Participants Emerson Global Users Exchange see importance of cyber security management

From April 12 to 14 the Emerson Global Users Exchange was organized in Brussels. This annual Emerson conference, organized for its customers, brings together professionals from the industry. There were more than a 100 presentations given to a broad international audience of well over a thousand end users, alliance partners, suppliers and Emerson professionals.

Hudson Cybertec gave a presentation on cyber security of Industrial Automation & Control Systems (IACS), the Operational Technology of organizations. The presentation “Are you ready to crash your plant?” addressed the lack of security awareness in many companies. Because of this, they don´t know what security risks arise from not securing the instrumentation layer, or not defining responsibilities for cyber security. Hudson Cybertec warned the participants that is it essential to protect the instrumentation layer and to integrate cyber security in all layers of the organization, as well as with suppliers. The presentation was well received by the audience..

The audience were given handles on how cyber security van be managed throughout the OT organization, using the IEC 62443 standard. The IEC 62443 Competence Center of Hudson Cybertec has a broad knowledge of, and experience with this security standard and advises companies in managing the security for their IACS infrastructure.

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Monitoring your OT environment is essential. You know what is happening on your network and see to what extent you are compliant with various cyber security standards and laws and regulations.

IEC 62443 Standard

The IEC 62443 standard offers your organization tools to improve the digital security and safety of your IACS environment. Implementation of the standard improves the cybersecurity level of your organization's OT / ICS / SCADA environment.

The IEC 62443 is the international cybersecurity standards framework for operational technology (OT). The framework consists of a collection of standards, technical reports and related information for securing Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS).

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Hudson Cybertec’s IEC 62443 Competence Center has extensive experience with this standard. We play an active role in the development of the standard, actively promote it internationally and have developed a training program around the IEC 62443.

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It is becoming increasingly important for organizations to be able to demonstrate that the digital security of the OT environment is in accordance with standards frameworks. It is therefore possible to certify (parts of) your IACS environment according to IEC 62443.

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If you want to know more about this standard and need training on how to apply it within your own organization or at your clients, Hudson Cybertec has a number of very interesting training courses for you.

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The IEC 62443 standard provides organizations with tools to improve the digital security and safety of OT / ICS / SCADA environments.

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