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Japan-based CSSC-CL announces ISASecure® EDSA certifications for Hitachi and Yokogawa Industrial Control Devices

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (15 July 2014) -  The Control Systems Security Corporation Chartered Lab (CSSC-CL) announced today that it has certified control systems from Hitachi and Yokogawa to the ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification.

The Control System Security Center (CSSC, President: Seiichi Shin), established by a collaboration of industry, academia and government organizations in Japan, operates an independent organization called the CSSC certification laboratory (CSSC-CL), which has been accredited to Guide 65 by the Japan Accreditation Board (JAB) to provide ISASecure certifications. The laboratory held a certification adjudication committee on 14 July 2014 and judged that the Hitachi HSIC 04/R900E Controller and the Yokogawa Centum VP Controller met the required criteria to earn the ISASecure® EDSA industrial control systems (ICS) certification.

The two certified ICS products are now registered as certified devices with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) and are published in the US on the ISCI certified devices web page (www.isasecure.org).

“These are the first two ISASecure certifications to be issued by the CSSC-CL since becoming an ISCI Chartered Lab in early 2014,” stated Andre Ristaino, ISCI Managing Director. “The launch of the CSSC-CL is an important milestone for the ISASecure certification scheme and the achievements by the CSSC team in less than two years are extraordinary.”

Two important missions of the CSSC and CSSC-CL are to strengthen the security of Japan’s domestic critical infrastructures and to boost the international competitiveness of Japan’s vendors who develop and export industrial control systems and devices. By offering the ISASecure cybersecurity certification locally, in the Tohoku Region of Japan, it is easier for Japanese vendors to achieve the globally recognized ISASecure cybersecurity certification for devices such as PLC and DCS.

More information about the CSSC-CL and ISASecure certified products can be found on the following websites in Japan and the US:

・CSSC-CL website URL:http://www.cssc-cl.org (Japanese version)
・CSSC-CL website URL:http://www.cssc-cl.org/en (English version)
・USA ISCI website URL:http://www.ISASecure.org/End-User-Resources.aspx

About the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI)

Founded in 2007, the ISA Security Compliance Institute’s mission is to provide the highest level of assurance possible for the cyber security of industrial automation control systems (IACS).

The Institute was established by thought leaders from major organizations in the industrial automation controls community seeking to improve the cyber security posture of Critical Infrastructure for generations to come. ISCI Members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Aramco Services, Honeywell, Invensys (now Schneider Electric), Yokogawa, exida, Codenomicon, CSSC, and IPA-Japan.

The Institute’s goals are realized through industry standards compliance programs, education, technical support, and improvements in suppliers’ development processes and users’ life cycle management practices. The ISASecure® designation ensures that IACS products conform to industry consensus cyber security standards such as ISA/ IEC 62443, providing confidence to users of ISASecure products and systems and creating product differentiation for suppliers conforming to the ISASecure specification. 
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ISCI press contact:

Andre Ristaino
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