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PI White Paper: OT-Security - Classification of IEC62443

PROFINET , Security


This white paper first provides an overview of the various parts of the IEC 62443 series of standards and briefly describes their contents. This is followed by an assignment of the standard parts to the players in the OT security process. In the area of Operational Technology (OT) these are the plant operators, the system integrators and the product suppliers. Building on these front-up considerations, a classification of PROFINET follows. The role of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) and the manufacturers of PROFINET products in the OT security process are described. The document also includes a description, how plant operators are supported in the OT security process.

Version: 0.20
Order No: 7.342 / 7.341

Language: English / German

# Date Filename Type Size
14/04/2022 IEC_62443_Introduction_7342_V020_Feb22.pdf pdf 864 KB
14/04/2022 IEC_62443_Einführung_7341_V020_Feb22.pdf pdf 923 KB

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