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ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus achieves IEC 62443 Certification from exida


  April 09, 2018

ABB’s flagship SD Series HPC800 controller, part of the ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus portfolio, received IEC 62443 certification, which recognizes that the controller has met the requirements for the software development lifecycle assessment, functional security assessment and communications robustness testing. The certification awarded by exida demonstrates compliance to the IEC 62443 cyber security standard for industrial automation and control systems. 

Compliance to IEC 62443 ensures confidence in the solution’s ability to support leading industry standards that promotes cyber security and operational reliability, while reducing security risks. With increasingly targeted threats to operational technology such as distributed control systems, more and more customers are requiring suppliers to demonstrate cyber security competency and capability in procurement specifications.

Over the past decade ABB has made significant investments in cyber security, focusing on secure development life cycle, testing capabilities and development of strong product security teams across all ABB product development activities. Included in this investment is strong participation in leading industrial control security standards. 

“Securing critical power generation and water infrastructure requires strong collaboration between the people operating the plants, their vendors and service providers,” says Kevin Kosisko, managing director of ABB’s power generation and water business. “This certification provides an independent assessment of ABB’s rigorous product development and testing programs, developed over many years, to support power generation and water companies’ efforts to secure their operations.”