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Development process for Automation Runtime certified according to IEC 62443-4-1

The development process for Automation Runtime, the real-time operating system provided by automation specialist B&R, has been certified. The successful audit by TÜV Rheinland confirms the standard-compliant implementation of the processes for secure product development of industrial automation technology according to IEC 62443-4-1. B&R takes cyber security into account in all phases of the software product lifecycle – from specification to design, development, testing and maintenance.

Robert Fuchs, cyber security officer at B&R, explains, "B&R takes its responsibility for OT security in the supply chain seriously. IEC 62443-4-1 certification underscores the company's ability to implement modern vulnerability management, perform comprehensive security testing and assist in identifying and addressing security risks." Orientation to the industry standard makes it easier for B&R customers to conduct time-consuming in-house analyses and supplier audits related to the cyber security of OT systems.

Florian Schneeberger, Chief Technology Officer at B&R, adds: "Management sees this certification as a key milestone in the strategy to further anchor cyber security in our product portfolio. We will successively expand our activities in this area because the development of robust products is becoming increasingly important for the commercial success of our customers."

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