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Control systems from Hitachi and Yokogawa gained ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification.

The Control Systems Security Corporation Chartered Lab (CSSC-CL), approved the certifications. CSSC-CL, established by a collaboration of industry, academia and government organizations in Japan, operates an independent organization called the CSSC certification laboratory (CSSC-CL), which has accreditation to Guide 65 by the Japan Accreditation Board (JAB) to provide ISASecure certifications.

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The laboratory held a certification adjudication committee on July 14 and found the Hitachi HSIC 04/R900E Controller and the Yokogawa Centum VP Controller meet the required criteria to earn the ISASecure EDSA industrial control systems (ICS) certification.

The two certified ICS products are now with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) and published in the U.S. on the ISCI certified devices web page.

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“These are the first two ISASecure certifications to be issued by the CSSC-CL since becoming an ISCI Chartered Lab in early 2014,” said Andre Ristaino, ISCI Managing Director. “The launch of the CSSC-CL is an important milestone for the ISASecure certification scheme and the achievements by the CSSC team in less than two years are extraordinary.”

Two important missions of the CSSC and CSSC-CL are to strengthen the security of Japan’s domestic critical infrastructures and to boost the international competitiveness of Japan’s vendors who develop and export industrial control systems and devices. By offering the ISASecure cybersecurity certification locally, in the Tohoku Region of Japan, it is easier for Japanese vendors to achieve the globally recognized ISASecure cybersecurity certification for devices such as PLC and DCS.

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