Industrial Sector

Customer trust with certified cybersecurity for Smart Connected Solutions

Together with GF Piping Systems, we realised sustainable best practices for a secure industrial and digital product development lifecycle based on IEC 62443.

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Value at a glance

  • GF Piping Systems and Zühlke defined a certified process for a security development lifecycle that fits the IEC 62443-4-1 requirements.

  • GF Piping Systems benefits from modern cybersecurity mindsets, e.g. shift-left security, security by design and test-driven security.

  • Future product development can rely on a sustainable process that continuously improves and addresses the growing cybersecurity risks.

Ensure product security by meeting ISO/IEC 62443 development standards

GF Piping Systems has defined a general innovation process that enables the development of a novel portfolio of digital products. Given the increased connectivity of the new products, cybersecurity has become a focal point for solid product quality and sustainable security. To protect customer assets and ensure the cybersecurity of products, GF Piping Systems wants to move forward to meet the industry and market demand for vendors to comply with ISO/IEC 62443 standards in the development of digital products.

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' Zühlke helped us to achieve our IEC 62443 4-1 certification within a very short time frame. We valued their expertise in this subject, their professionalism in managing this topic and the personal commitment of each team member, which was exceptional. '
Stephan Körn
Head of Digital Enterprise Architecture

Embedded security with a certified and day-to-day adapted process

Zühlke supported GF Piping Systems in defining tailored process descriptions for a security development lifecycle that fits the IEC 62443-4-1 requirements. In addition, Zühlke offered consulting and engineering services to the client´s R&D teams in bringing the processes to life. The process descriptions were iteratively polished to fit the day-to-day work of engineers for customer-centric security. Together, the team achieved a certified process for embedding security throughout its entire product development lifecycle.

Modern cybersecurity mindset for future challenges and risks

The certified process elevates GF Piping Systems’ development to Maturity Level 2 as defined in IEC 62443-4-1, cementing customer security in its innovation process. Through Zühlke’s tailored process definition, GF Piping Systems benefits from modern cybersecurity mindsets such as shift-left security, security by design and test-driven security. Future product development at GF Piping Systems can leverage a sustainable process that continuously improves and addresses the growing cybersecurity risk landscape in industrial IoT.