In recent years, there has been a growing demand for standards and guidelines to manage the risk exposure of OT infrastructure.
This includes industrial facilities, distribution centers, automated warehouses, building management systems, data center infrastructure, and other similar networks that are now required to comply with standards and frameworks such as IEC-62443, NIST, NERC CIP, and others. IT and OT departments, who typically manage cyber security standard compliance across the organization, are now also required to monitor the compliance of these standards in remote OT locations. These locations are managed by OT organizations that run sensitive, revenue-generating systems, in which downtime translates to immediate financial losses. Therefore, system availability is a top priority. Furthermore, remote OT operations are typically distributed geographically over many locations in which the OT infrastructure resides, while their cyber security standards are managed centrally by the IT departments.
This technical whitepaper outlines all of the components of the IEC-62443 standard’s compliance requirements and how the SCADAfence Governance Portal helps industrial organizations achieve full compliance with the IEC-62443 standard.