Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
CMathas
User Rank
Manager
Re: Any examples...
CMathas   9/9/2013 9:15:21 AM
NO RATINGS
The focus of this standard is how to set up a cyber security management program. The ANSI/ISA-62443-3-3 standard is the first standard from ISA-99 which provides technical cyber security standards for the control systems that make up an IACS—the first standard to address systems.

While there are several industry-segmented standard covering water, infrastructure, oil and gas, etc., cyber security is left to the user to implement. Sometimes that's not possible as the systems aren't capable of meeting the requirements of the individual standards. ANSI/ISA-62443-3-3 defines these capabilities. End users can now define compliance to the ANSI/ISA-62443-3-3 standard as their requirement in their procurement specification. Naturally, issues of cyber security and implementation continue to evolve—somewhat rapidly, so there is a futures element of this. Like several standards, however, a basis of certification from which to go forward is always preferable compared with everyone to their own devices. This certification is currently ISASecure, from the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ICSI). Now, with the new standard, certification for these systems will be labeled ISASecure SSA. Systems that have been designed for this level of security will be easily identified.

As to a specific future vulnerability on a system level, there are so many current ones with systems the constant target of hacking, and nothing sufficient in place to protect so many, I think the criminal mind would be better than mine to think of a future vulnerability! Hacking and undermining are constantly evolving.

Thanks for posting, Charles.

 

Charles.Desassure
User Rank
Manager
Any examples...
Charles.Desassure   9/7/2013 12:36:40 AM
NO RATINGS
This sounds very interesting.  After doing additional research,  according to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), this standard is designed to provide a flexible framework to address and mitigate current and future vulnerabilities in industrial automation and control systems (IACS).  I wonder if they could provide and example of a future vulnerability in this area.  Carolyn Mathas, any examples?



EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Aging Brass: Cow Poop vs. Horse Doo-Doo
Max Maxfield
9 comments
As you may recall, one of the things I want to do with the brass panels I'm using in my Inamorata Prognostication Engine is to make them look really old. Since everything is being mounted ...

EDN Staff

11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
11 comments
This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
11 comments
- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
45 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)