exida Earns First Accreditation From ISASecure

Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 04:11 PM gHale

Safety and Security certification and consulting company, exida, earned provisional accreditation for providing ISASecure EDSA Certification services under ISA Security Compliance Institute’s (ISCI) cyber security conformance scheme.
During October, ANSI/ACLASS assessors evaluated exida’s operational conformance to requirements in ISO/IEC Guide 65 (EN45011), ISO/IEC 17011 and ISO/IEC 17025 guidelines, and the ISASecure EDSA Certification program definition. After conforming to all requirements, exida is the first certification lab to achieve this designation in the ISASecure EDSA Certification program.
Suppliers seeking to certify embedded devices should contact exida, who will conduct certifications on behalf of ISCI. exida can provide the device testing and organizational assessments required in the ISASecure EDSA Certification. The certification consists of three elements: A device Functional Security Assessment (FSA), a device Communication Robustness Test (CRT), and an organizational Software Development Security Assessment (SDSA).
“The ISCI cyber security certification program fits well with our functional safety certification program,” said Dr. William Goble, managing director of exida. “Recent events have shown that a strong control system cyber security defense is an essential part of control system safety and availability. That defense starts with industrial control devices such as PLC, DCS, SIS, and SCADA controllers that are resilient to rogue communications and unauthorized access and developed with a security mindset.”
The ISASecure program is a part of the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) with a goal to accelerate industry-wide improvement of cyber security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS).

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