October 11, 2021
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA CPSP 4-2021 Harmonized Cybersecurity Standards and Conformity Assessment. This document emphasizes the need for globally harmonized industry consensus around cybersecurity process Standards and conformity assessments. The Standard describes the importance of addressing and mitigating cybersecurity risks across an ecosystem of rapidly expanding IIoT/IoT devices and connectivity processes used to build and deploy products and systems worldwide. NEMA Member companies already undertake these tasks.
“With the cyber threat landscape continuously evolving in the U.S. and beyond our borders, manufacturers must consider global harmonization when developing cybersecurity requirements,” said NEMA Senior Industry Director for Transportation Systems and Cybersecurity Steve Griffith. “Any misalignment increases complexity and costs as well as slows down market adoption.”
“The document describes the key themes and rationale behind the need for a globally harmonized cybersecurity process,” added Griffith. “NEMA and its Member companies endorse this approach, call upon all manufacturers and corresponding government agencies to collectively drive towards this goal, and look forward to being a resource in this effort.”
NEMA CPSP 4-2021 is available for free on the NEMA website.