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Safety controller certified by TÜV Rheinland to stringent cyber security standards

24 September 2017

HIMA’s HIMax safety controller has been awarded the new cyber security certificate from TÜV Rheinland. The test agency certified the processor and the communications module in accordance with international standards IEC 62443-4-1, IEC 62443-4-2 and ISASecure EDSA 2.0.0.

The certificate is based on stringent testing and evaluation of all requirements regarding IT security over the entire lifetime of the safety controller, and it says that the HIMax fulfils the requirements of security level SL 1. By combining safety up to SIL 3 with IT security in a single system.

“We are pleased to be among the first companies in the world to receive the new cyber security certificate from TÜV Rheinland”, said Dr. Alexander Horch, head of research, development and product management at HIMA.

The certification process must satisfy extremely stringent criteria. TÜV Rheinland tests controllers in accordance with the IEC 62443 standard (Part 4-1, Secure Product Development Lifecycle Requirements, and Part 4-2, Technical security requirements for IACS components).

HIMA additionally received the Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certificate from ISASecure, (ISASecure EDSA 2.0.0 – Level 1) which is based on a test methodology derived from the IEC 62443 standard.


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