TÜV SÜD PSB will be South East Asia’s first ISASecure® certification body for Automation and Control Systems
Singapore. TÜV SÜD PSB, the German training, testing and certification giant, signed an agreement with the International Society of Automation to conduct certification assessments using ISASecure certification specifications. The agreement was signed by Mr Andre Ristaino, Managing Director, International Society of Automation and Mr. Richard Hong, CEO, TÜV SÜD ASEAN.
Simultaneously the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) and ISA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide certification body accreditations for the ISASecure® cybersecurity certification program. TÜV SÜD PSB will become the first certification body for the ISASecure® ISA/IEC 62443 certification program in South East Asia.
TÜV SÜD PSB is now positioned to independently certify automation and control system products and organisations, ensuring robust defence against malicious cybersecurity attacks and providing assurances of product conformity to IEC 62443 for end-users of automation technology.
While signing the contract, Mr Andre Ristaino, Managing Director, ISA, said, “The evolving cybersecurity threat landscape for systems and processes has made automation more vulnerable to attacks than ever before. Automation and control system product and service providers now have a way to ensure that systems are resilient to such attacks. We believe this partnership and TÜV SÜD PSB global expertise will greatly benefit the industry in this regard.”
Mr. Richard Hong, CEO, TÜV SÜD ASEAN further added, “Automation and control systems are becoming more complex due to standardised hardware and software components, respectively linked with each other. In such a scenario, independent robust evaluation, coupled with domain expertise is the need of the hour. TÜV SÜD PSB is perfectly poised to evaluate the development lifecycle process of control system product providers and assure their devices and systems are resilient from cyber-attacks and known vulnerabilities, according to the ISASecure certification program”
The IEC 62443 family of operational technology (OT) cybersecurity standards help both suppliers and asset-owner companies anticipate potential weaknesses of their automation and control technologies, and counter them with effective protection measures.
About Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC)
SAC is the national accreditation body in Singapore. It operates a range of accreditation programmes that provide independent assessment and formal recognition of the competence of companies in performing specific types of testing, calibration, inspection, certification and other related activities.
About the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) and ISASecure®
Founded in 2007, the ISA Security Compliance Institute’s mission is to provide the highest level of assurance possible for the cybersecurity of automation control systems. ISCI has been conducting ISASecure® certifications on automation and control systems since 2011 through its network of ISO/IEC 17065 accredited certification bodies.
The Institute was established by thought leaders from major organizations in the automation controls community seeking to improve the cyber security posture of critical Infrastructure for generations to come. Prominent ISASecure supporters include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, TUV Rheinland, Yokogawa, YPF, exida, GE Digital, Synopsis, CSSC, CSA Group, IPA-Japan and others.
The Institute’s goals are realized through ISASecure® compliance programs, education, technical support, and improvements in suppliers’ development processes and users’ life cycle management practices. The ISASecure® designation ensures that automation products conform to industry consensus cyber security standards such as IEC 62443, providing confidence to users of ISASecure products and systems and creating product differentiation for suppliers conforming to the ISASecure specification. www.isasecure.org.
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About TÜV SÜD PSB
TÜV SÜD PSB is headquartered in Singapore with operations in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of TÜV SÜD. Over the last 50 years, TÜV SÜD PSB is a service provider for a comprehensive and integrated suite of product testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services. TÜV SÜD PSB’s test reports and product certification marks are well accepted by manufacturers, third party buyers and government authorities worldwide. TÜV SÜD PSB is accredited under the Singapore Accreditation Council Singapore Laboratory Accreditation (SAC-Singlas) Scheme to ISO/IEC Guide 25 (ISO/IEC 17025) and ISO Guide 65 (ISO/IEC 17065). As a pioneer in providing management systems certification services, TÜV SÜD PSB was the first certification body in Asia to introduce ISO 9000 as a basis of quality system certification as well as ISO/TS 16949 automotive certification in the South East Asia region.
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