AMSTERDAM, Sept. 25, 2019 -- Applied Risk, a Netherlands-based organisation specialised in enhancing the cyber security of critical infrastructure, has signed an agreement with ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) to become an accredited ISASecure certification lab. This will enable Applied Risk to conduct assessments and certify off-the-shelf industrial automation and control (IAC) devices.
The ISASecure certification program conforms to the ISA/IEC 62443 series of internationally adopted industrial cyber security standards. The program assesses IAC products and systems to ensure they are robust against network attacks, free from known vulnerabilities, and that they meet the security capabilities defined in the ISA/IEC 62443 standards.
All ISASecure certification testing is conducted by accredited, independent test laboratories. Once Applied Risk has completed its accreditation process, it will be able to accept submissions for certification.
The addition of Applied Risk expands the global reach of the ISASecure program, which already has accredited test laboratories in the US, Japan, Germany, and Canada. Several laboratories in other countries are actively seeking accreditation.
"This is a significant step for Applied Risk," says Jalal Bouhdada, founder and CEO of Applied Risk. "This raises the bar in terms of what we can provide to customers globally. It reinforces our commitment to conform to the highest standards in cybersecurity for industrial automation and control systems."
Andre Ristiano, Managing Director of the ISASecure Program, says: "Applied Risk has a great reputation for being on the leading edge of cybersecurity. We look forward to having them as an ISASecure-accredited certification body."