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Software Development Lifecycle tested by TÜV AUSTRIA

  •   10/15/2020
  •   Digital Services
  •   Created by TUEV AUSTRIA

Recently, the technology of Kaspersky, the world's leading provider of IT security solutions for companies, was successfully certified by TÜV AUSTRIA according to the international standard IEC 62443-4-1.

The needs and expectations of the industrial sector when it comes to cybersecurity are understandably high, with the smooth and efficient running of production lines and manufacturing operations hugely disrupted if mission critical systems are affected by cyberthreats. A reliable and robust cybersecurity solution is crucial. In the course of an audit according to the IEC 62443-4-1- standard, TÜV AUSTRIA was convinced that KICS for Networks meets all requirements for a secure software development lifecycle of industrial enterprise solutions.

Guideline conformity – independently checked
“TÜV AUSTRIA is among the first closing the gap between IT and OT security offering a holistic audit approach covering all aspects ,” commented Detlev Henze, Head of TÜV AUSTRIA Group TÜV TRUST IT GmbH. “IEC62443 defines a new level of reliability for OT Security Process Networks also focusing on high quality software development covering the whole lifecycle. Conducting the audits we found a highly skilled and professional software development environment laying the cornerstone for high quality software products. The successfully conducted audits proof that Kaspersky’s software development processes ensure high levels of quality to address the various levels of risks and vulnerabilities in the industrial sector”, said Henze.

The key to success
Dmitry Yartsev, General Director of TÜV AUSTRIA Standards & Compliance in Moscow added: “Conformity to IEC62443 international standards is of course the key providing the wide access to high-tech world markets and let software products be incorporated in high-level industrial automation systems of Industry 4.0 level.” Kirill Naboyshchikov, Business Development Manager, KICS, Kaspersky Industrial Cybersecurity, emphasized the importance as well: “Independent and expert certification of security solutions gives those working in the industrial field complete confidence in their chosen cybersecurity approach and peace of mind that the solutions they put in place are robust and reliable.”

Detlev Henze
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