The 62443 series of standards developed by ISA (International Society of Automation) and adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) provides a framework for mitigating vulnerabilities in Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) associated with Industry 4.0 and Critical Infrastructure.
To access and perform actions on industrial systems, privileged or administrative credentials are usually required, which allow you to modify many settings in the environment. Thus, if a malicious agent improperly obtains access to such credentials, it is possible to steal critical data or even cause irreversible damage to industrial systems.
The elements contained in the ISA 62443 standards provide a set of methods and techniques for protecting industrial systems, involving the implementation of IACS-associated security policies. These policies provide for proper management of both own and third-party user credentials, in addition to permissions and monitoring of remote access to those systems. senhasegura’s session recording feature also allows one to record and store maintenance actions safely. In this way, it is possible to improve the retention of technical knowledge, thus ensuring the greater independence of the suppliers of IACS-associated products.
Therefore, it is possible to overcome the challenges of access management in critical industrial systems and achieve compliance with ISA/IEC 62443 standards.
How can we help your company?
senhasegura, in partnership with Baumier – authorized distributor of communication products for industrial networks in Brazil – allows the implementation of a complete solution for the proper protection of Industry 4.0 and Critical Infrastructure systems. senhasegura provides a secure and simplified way to authorize and monitor all privileged users in IACS, based on the required controls in the ISA 62443 series of standards.
Benefits of senhasegura for the compliance with ISA 62443 Standards:
- It establishes and enforces the security policies associated with the authorization in multiple Industrial Automation and Control Systems. senhasegura becomes the main point of user management for these systems;
- It allows granting or revoking privileges to users, ensuring the implementation of the principle of least privilege;
- It provides a method of remote sessions through privileged credentials, without the need for the user to know the password of the credential;
- It monitors remote sessions and flag possible violations to policies for the access of privileged credentials on systems.