Cyber security in the process industry during PPA event

The Hague, January 30, 2019 – Yesterday, on Tuesday January 29, the annual Production Process Automation (PPA) event took place in ‘Het Hart van Holland’ in Nijkerk. This event offered an extensive seminar program for management, directors, engineers, purchasing and operators in the industry including a variety of presentations and an exhibition floor. Hudson Cybertec, as part of the seminar program, presented a session about cyber security in the process industry.

While exhibitors demonstrated their knowledge and skills regarding improving performance, efficiency and effectiveness at the exhibition floor, almost 200 visitors gained insight from Hudson Cybertec on the implementation of a Cyber Security Management System (CSMS) in the process industry. Clear benefits of a CSMS, including application of a structure to cyber security and balancing related human, organizational and technology factors were discussed.

Besides a large number of practical examples that can be encountered during the implementation of a CSMS, success factors for implementation were also discussed, like creating a support base and charting a direction from the current to a desired situation.

Finally, the attendees were given some recommendations about how they can work with cyber security management within the process environment of their own organization and how to manage this effectively.

Together with the events organization and the participants, Hudson Cybertec can look back on a successful event.

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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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