Security is a top priority for industrial automation users. The onus is on solution providers and product suppliers to provide solutions that make it practical for IA users to manage large networks of devices with security enabled by default.
The OPC Foundation, PROFINET International, ODVA and FieldComm Group have formed the Industrial Ethernet Security Harmonization (IESHG) joint working group to help address this challenge by finding ways to agree on common terminology and solutions. The goal of the working group is the alignment of industrial ethernet security concepts so that end users have less complexity when using security in their automation systems.
As customer and legal security requirements for industrial ethernet technologies are accelerating at a high rate of speed. IESHG looks to ensure that the security concepts of involved parties lead to harmonized and easy to use secure solutions. T
IESHG announced the release of their first whitepaper, designed to shed light on different industrial automation security topics. Coverage of general concepts, like Public-key infrastructures, the different certificate types of the SDOs, as well as certificate management tools are included.
Further whitepapers are expected.
Download the document here at FAQ ON INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET SECURITY CONCEPTS