The exida 61508 / Cybersecurity Certification Program FAQ

The exida IEC 61508 Certification Program was established in 2005 in response to demand primarily from end users in the process industries and manufacturers of instrumentation products. There was a need to provide a higher quality of technical expertise with effective...

Incorporating Agile and Scrum into IEC 62443

There are many ways to produce a software product. The traditional Information Technology (IT) way of creating a product was to incorporate the waterfall model, where rigid requirements were laid out before development began. Over the years, an agile process where...

A Common Development Process for IEC 61508 and IEC 62443

A good product development process should ensure a good understanding of what is to be developed, how it is to be developed and that it was developed correctly. IEC 61508 and IEC 62443‑4‑1 both have development process requirements. These requirements overlap and...

IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certification Programs Have Matured

After a significant number of well publicized cybersecurity attacks on automation systems, most plant owner/operators now recognize that a cybersecurity attack is a credible risk. The ICS owners/operators must improve cyber defenses if they want to even keep up in...