Cyber Certified Equipment on Safety List

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 03:10 PM gHale

Control system cyber security certification is now added to exida’s Safety Automation Equipment List, a directory of safety certified equipment.

The new 2010 IEC 61508 safety standard now includes cyber security threat analysis. Responding to the new aspect to the standard, safety product, services, and certifications provider, exida is now incorporating control system cyber security as a part of the functional safety assessment process.

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“Cyber security has become an important issue,” said exida Managing Director Dr. William Goble. “The controller’s ability to maintain control and safety, even during an attack is the key.”

That is why a certified controller gives the user greater potential to have more uptime and fewer false trips while also maintaining a safe environment.

Sellersville, PA-based exida maintains the list of process industry equipment as a service to those selecting equipment for safety instrumented systems that meet IEC 61511. Only equipment actively marketed and available for sale by the manufacturer will go on the list.

Click here for more information, or to view the full Safety Automation Equipment List.

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