PLCs, PACs

PLC coding practices document released

The Top 20 Secure PLC Coding Practices document aims to provide a list of coding practices for PLC programmers.

By International Society of Automation (ISA) June 16, 2021
Courtesy: VIPA ControlsAmerica and New Products for Engineers' Database

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA), along with admeritia GmbH (admeritia),  announced the release of the Top 20 Secure PLC Coding Practices document. The document aims to provide a list of coding practices for programmable logic controller (PLC) programmers that have benefits for the information technology (IT) security of PLCs and the plants they control.

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance is proud to be a contributing organization for the release of the Top 20 Secure PLC Coding best practices document. This public-sourced document utilized members and leaders from around the world to join forces and help develop this grassroots list.

“At S4x20, Jake Brodsky identified that engineers and others who are programming and configuring PLC’s are not being taught security practices,” said Dale Peterson, creator and program chair of S4 in a press release. “It’s gratifying that the community, including organizations like ISAGCA, came together to fill this gap by creating and making freely available the Top 20 PLC Secure Coding Practices.”

“ISAGCA is pleased with the project’s release and are looking forward to its future utilization for our members. The Top 20 Secure PLC Coding best practices document is sure to benefit the entire automation community in the ever-important PLC space,” said ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance managing director Andre Ristaino.

– Edited from an ISA press release by CFE Media.

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