Yokogawa CENTUM VPYokogawa Electric Corporation’s CENTUM VP production control system has obtained the ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification from the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI).

With cybercrime and cyber warfare on the rise worldwide, companies in the oil, petrochemical, power, and other industries are increasingly focused on the cyber security features of the products they purchase. To assure customers of the high reliability of its products, Yokogawa obtained the ISASecure EDSA certification for the CENTUM VP production control system through a process that involved an examination by the CSSC (Control System Security Center) Certification Laboratory.

This is the second Yokogawa product to receive ISASecure EDSA certification; the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system received the same certification earlier this year.

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The ISCI promotes various security evaluation initiatives and is comprised mainly of ISA members. The ISASecure program has been developed by the ISCI with the goal of accelerating the industry-wide improvement of cyber security for industrial automation and control systems (IACS). It offers a common industry-recognized set of device and process requirements that drive device security, simplifying procurement for asset owners and device assurance for equipment vendors. The ISASecure EDSA certification has three elements: communication robustness testing (CRT), functional security assessment (FSA), and software development security assessment (SDSA), and is based on the IEC 62443-4 standard.