The international cybersecurity standard plays an important role for the Voith Group. Recently, the family-owned company was certified by TÜV Süd according to IEC 62443-4-1.
Certification of the Voith Group according to IEC 62443-4-1
Automation components as well as components for the IIoT together with associated systems were certified for the Voith Group by TÜV Süd according to the IEC 62443-4-1 standard. Product development thus meets internationally valid standards with regard to cyber security. The corresponding certificate was presented at the international trade fair for industrial automation in Nuremberg. It is thus clear that the company’s product development has been adapted to the increasingly growing danger of cyberattacks and corresponds to the current state of the art.
For a long time now, companies have had to constantly make further adjustments to the growing Internet threat. Advancing digitalization, as well as the merging of OT and IT, ensures that cyberattacks are becoming more frequent. The international standard is the 62443 series of standards, it provides a framework to find secure solutions that also include all automation components.
The specific IEC 62443-4-1 standard sets specifications for the individual development processes as well as for systems for which security must be ensured. Voith has followed this approach and applied the safety standards to its own products. These now show increased resilience.
Voith itself sees the measure of certification by TÜV Süd as an important means of quality assurance. The independence of TÜV as an auditing body is intended to further strengthen customer confidence in the Group. In this regard, TÜV Süd is the leading company offering certification via the IEC 62443-4-1 standard.
By certifying the production process and, in particular, the automation components, Voith is also adapting to the upcoming changes that will be brought about by the “Cyber Resilience Act” according to an EU draft. The EU is also responding to the increasing number of cyberattacks so that potential gaps in security across the entire supply chain are closed. This includes not only the manufacturers themselves, but also suppliers and exporters or importers. Both companies and consumers are to be protected by this new directive.
About the Voith Group
The Voith Group operates worldwide and is considered one of the most successful technology groups. Five important markets are served: energy, raw materials, transportation, paper and automotive represent the broad portfolio. The operating business is divided into three divisions of the Group.
Voith Hydro offers turbines and generators, which are used to produce around a quarter of the energy generated worldwide from hydropower. Voith Paper focuses on paper machines and sells them all over the world. Voith Turbo produces drive elements for industrial plants as well as for vehicles on water, road and rail.
The Voith Group was founded in 1867 and is 100 percent family-owned. More than 21,000 people work for the company, and sales at its locations in over 60 countries around the world recently amounted to approximately EUR 4.9 billion. Further growth is also being built on thanks to the certification that has just been awarded.