Today, industrial automation and control systems can be built from standardised hardware and software components. These open systems facilitate integration and reduce dependence on suppliers. Standardised components enable the networking of control systems, production equipment and office IT even over large distances. Integrated communication accelerates production, provides for a clearer overview and cuts development and operating costs.
The challenge: Open systems are more vulnerable.
Since Stuxnet, probably the most famous computer worm, we have been aware that industrial automation and control systems are vulnerable to attacks. How can we protect these systems from malicious attacks, sabotage and espionage? Analyses, assessments and tests play a key role in implementing appropriate security controls against these threats.
We at TÜV SÜD assist you in meeting this challenge. We analyse your equipment and processes, assess vulnerabilities and risks and test the security of your systems.