Yokogawa Obtains ISASecure SDLA Certification for Control System Development Process

Tokyo, Japan - January 29, 2020

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that its control system development organization has obtained ISASecure® Security Development Lifecycle Assurance (SDLA) certification from the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) *1. This certification assures, through a third-party evaluation, that its control system development processes meet the requirements for developing secure products. Yokogawa is the first control system product supplier to obtain this certification in Japan.

Cybercrime is rapidly increasing worldwide and is growing ever more sophisticated. Recent cyberattacks targeting industrial control devices have disrupted production operations and resulted in the theft of data. As a result, many of our customers in the oil, petrochemical, natural gas, power, and other industries who operate critical infrastructure are increasingly paying special attention to the evaluation of cybersecurity features before deploying control systems and devices.

Yokogawa already has obtained ISASecure EDSA certification from the ISCI for the CENTUM™ VP integrated production control system and ProSafe™-RS safety instrumented system, both of which are solutions in the OpreX™ Control and Safety System family. This latest certification is for compliance with version 2.0.0 of the ISASecure SDLA certification specifications*2, and it has been granted to the organization at the Yokogawa head office that develops control system products. This certification was granted based on an examination that ascertained the organization is in compliance with the IEC 62443-4-1 standard and certain other requirements.

In order to protect plants and other facilities against security threats and ensure stable and secure operations, it is essential to continuously engage in the study, design, operation, and evaluation of security measures. Yokogawa provides solutions that support its customers' security activities through every phase of the plant lifecycle, starting with product design and development and proceeding through to implementation of security measures in the system integration phase and security management in the operation phase. Yokogawa will continue to improve the cybersecurity solutions that it provides to ensure secure operations at its customers' plants.

*1 The ISCI is comprised mainly of members of the International Society of Automation (ISA) who are involved in industrial control system and device security. The ISCI's ISASecure SDLA certification program was developed to evaluate the security development processes of organizations.
*2 The ISASecure SDLA Version 2.0.0 specifications were released in February 2018. These specifications are based on the IEC 62443-4-1 industrial automation and control system development standard established by the International Electrochemical Commission (IEC).


About Yokogawa

Founded in 1915, Yokogawa engages in broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. The industrial automation business provides vital products, services, and solutions to a diverse range of process industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, and pulp and paper. With the life innovation business, the company aims to radically improve productivity across the pharmaceutical and food industry value chains. The test & measurement, aviation, and other businesses continue to provide essential instruments and equipment with industry-leading precision and reliability. Yokogawa co-innovates with its customers through a global network of 113 companies spanning 60 countries, generating US$3.6 billion in sales in FY2018. For more information, please visit www.yokogawa.com.

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