Sungrow has announced its implementation of the IEC 62443-4-1 industry security standard, certified by the international organization DEKRA, becoming the first company in the renewable energy industry to possess CB certification of this standard.
IEC 62443-4-1 specifies process requirements for the secure development of products used in industrial control and automation systems (IACS) and defines a lifecycle for developing and maintaining these products. The standard sees cyber security as an ongoing process and caters for the development of IACS components that are secure-by-design, the integration of these components into an industrial environment needing to be governed by defense-in-depth policies and practices.
The standard has been incorporated into the IECEE CB certification system and has been adopted by countries including the United States, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Australia and India as their national code.
From design and development to testing and implementation, Sungrow is strictly in line with rigorous product development life-cycle processes, including security management, requirement specification, design, implementation, verification and validation testing, management of security-related issues and update management.
“Sungrow’s iSolarCloud system solution passed all requirements to achieve the IEC standard. We are proud to be among the few companies offering a certified solution that incorporates security into its products from the very beginning of the development life cycle. All this is due to the efforts of our dedicated technical team,” commented James Wu, Sungrow’s Vice President.
Industrial cyber security is especially vital in an agile Industrial IoT (IIoT) environment and the certification represents just the tip of the iceberg regarding Sungrow’s commitment to industrial security.
“Security will always be a priority for our customers and Sungrow will continue to build and deliver certified products that address these security needs,” Wu concluded.