As a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification standards. Bureau Veritas focuses on providing value-added services to its clients with a global network and comprehensive portfolio of services including cybersecurity solutions. ATOP Technologies, a prestigious international company in industrial communications and networking, has successfully obtained the IEC 62443-4-1 certification this year with the support of Bureau Veritas.
Pascal LE-RAY, the General Manager of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Technology Products Taiwan, pointed out that Taiwanese companies have always been export-oriented, and therefore their products must meet the requirements of foreign customers. In recent years, the prevailing of incidents of Operational Technology (OT) cyberattacks are causing more and more global industry players to pay increasing attention to information security.
Under this circumstance, Taiwanese manufacturers must first obtain certification for their products before they can successfully grasp the corresponding business opportunities in smart manufacturing. We are pleased to have this opportunity supporting ATOP Technologies to obtain the IEC 62443-4-1 certification. It certainly demonstrates ATOP’s commitment to adhere to the strictest standard of industrial cybersecurity.
In response to the rapid changes in cyber threats, cybersecurity countermeasure becomes the crucial key to the road of success for manufacturers and system integrators. The major of implementation focuses on establishing cybersecurity assessment, enhancing competence, and developing practical safety products or systems in order to strengthen the company’s competitiveness in the global market. As a global leader, Bureau Veritas supports its clients in protecting their systems, assets, products and supply chains from cyber risks. Bureau Veritas provides a comprehensive portfolio of cybersecurity assessment services covering the electronics, automotive and wireless industries.
Civic WU, Technical Director at ATOP Technologies, asserted that Operation Technology (OT) cybersecurity has always been a top priority in ATOP’s research and development. Obtaining the IEC 62443-4-1 certification is not only a positive response to the growing number of customers who request international standard compliance for their equipment, but also a commitment to supply reliable quality products. IEC 62443-4-1 compliance starts from introducing the standard into existing product development cycles, and the related processes, cybersecurity requirements, planning, and maintenance are time and labor consuming. Yet in the age of Industry 4.0 and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), cybersecurity is definitely not an area to be overlooked—investment in this area is both necessary and worthwhile.
During the certification process itself, Bureau Veritas provided ATOP with valuable assistance in task progress planning, as well as counsel for implementing complex standard details. ATOP was able to complete a strong cybersecurity program that is in line with international standards and interlinked from procedures to their design, implementation, and maintenance, each with their own means to address specific risks and threats. With this certified program, ATOP ensures overall product life cycle security to help customers achieve projects having strict security demands.
Left Side: Civic Wu, Technical Director of ATOP Technologies Inc., Middle: Philip Shu, Manager of Int’l Industrial Comm. Div. of ATOP Technologies, Inc.
Right Side: Pascal Le-Ray, the General Manager of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Division, Technology Products Business Line Taiwan