ISA Security Compliance Institute

Schneider Electric Field Control Processor 280 (FCP280) receives ISASecure® EDSA certification

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (22 January 2015) – An ISASecure accredited test lab, exida, has announced  that it has certified the Schneider Electric Field Control Processor 280 to the ISASecure® Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification.

The Field Control Processor 280 is Schneider Electric’s first product to be certified to the ISASecure Conformance Scheme. Schneider Electric now joins the growing list of industry leaders committed to the ISASecure control system certification scheme.

The Field Control Processor 280 is a distributed, optionally fault-tolerant, field-mounted process controller with alarming functions for Schneider Electric’s Foxboro Evo process automation system. As Schneider Electric’s latest-generation Foxboro controller, it contains a number of enhancements that reduce engineering effort, cost and footprint. The ISASecure® Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification is a demonstrable indicator to Schneider Electric’s  customers that the company is committed to safety and security in their products. ISASecure assures that the Field Control Processor 280 is free of known cybersecurity vulnerabilities and robust against network attacks.

The Schneider Electric controller registration and certificate can be viewed on the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) web site (www.isasecure.org).

“Schneider Electric is a founding strategic member of ISCI and a valued contributor to the ISASecure certification scheme,” stated Andre Ristaino, ISCI Managing Director. “We are pleased to congratulate Schneider Electric on its first ISASecure certification.”

About Schneider Electric

A global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in utilities & infrastructure, industries & machines manufacturers, non-residential buildings, data centers & networks and in residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of $31 billion in 2013, through an active commitment to helping individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

About exida

exida is a certification and research firm specializing in safety critical/high availability automation systems, control system cybersecurity, and alarm management. exida has performed more process control safety certifications than any other company worldwide. exida’s main offices are located in Sellersville, PA, USA and Munich, Germany and has worldwide operations with service centers in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, and New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.  

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. www.isasecure.org

ISASecure® is a registered trademark of the ISA Security Compliance Institute.

ISCI press contact:
Andre Ristaino
919-990-9222