Underwriters Laboratories has developed new cybersecurity standards for the Industrial Control industry in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The standards were developed to provide cybersecurity criteria for testing third-party software and to validate the security claims of software vendors. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi commented below.
Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi:
“Having UL standards and certifications for industrial cybersecurity will advance the practices of vendors in terms of building cybersecurity into their products and will make it easier for industrial organizations to purchase products that are designed with cybersecurity in mind. As ICS vendors already work with UL for a wide variety of certifications, having UL certify products for cybersecurity fits with existing processes and just makes sense. The new UL standards help embed good cybersecurity design into product development cycles, which is a positive step forward.”