Yokogawa Obtains ISASecure SDLA Certification for Control System Development Process

By Shin Kai

Company and Product News

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced that its control system development organization has obtained ISASecure Security Development Lifecycle Assurance (SDLA) certification from the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI).  This certification assures, through a third-party evaluation, that its control system development processes meet the requirements for developing secure products.  Yokogawa is the first control system product supplier to obtain this certification in Japan.

Cybercrime is rapidly increasing worldwide and is growing ever more sophisticated.  Recent cyberattacks targeting industrial control devices have disrupted production operations and resulted in the theft of data.  As a result, many of Yokogawa Electric’s customers in the oil, petrochemical, natural gas, power, and other industries who operate critical infrastructure are increasingly paying special attention to the evaluation of cybersecurity features before deploying control systems and devices.

Yokogawa already has obtained ISASecure EDSA certification from the ISCI for the CENTUM VP integrated production control system and ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system, both of which are solutions in the OpreX Control and Safety System family.  This latest certification is for compliance with version 2.0.0 of the ISASecure SDLA certification specifications, and it has been granted to the organization at the Yokogawa head office that develops control system products.  This certification was granted based on an examination that ascertained the organization is in compliance with the IEC 62443-4-1 standard and certain other requirements.

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