IEC TR 63415:2023 

Nuclear Power plants - Instrumentation and control systems - Use of formal security models for I&C security architecture design and assessment


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IEC TR 63415:2023 provides an overview over the formalized modelling and designing of cybersecure architectures to apply for I&C system cybersecurity enforcement at NPPs. The plant-specific risk assessment can use the techniques covered by this TR. This document considers the complex problem of NPP I&C architecture synthesis to address particular issues:
- asset classification,
- barrier measures assignment,
- the information transfer and links conformity with security requirements.
This document provides guidance on creating a comprehensive security model applicable to NPP I&C systems that describes NPP I&C cybersecurity architecture and aids in accomplishing the main tasks of I&C system secure design, which are:
- specification of system designs with increased determinism that enhance security,
- mapping of the security requirements into the security architecture of the I&C system,
- definition of the security requirements for information exchange between components within the I&C system, operators and other systems,
- assistance in the determination of the security degree assignment with a model-based technique considering asset properties and formal grouping of the assets,
design and establishment of security zones boundaries.

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Publication typeTechnical Report
Publication date2023-08-30
Available language(s)English
TC/SCTC 45/SC 45A - Instrumentation, control and electrical power systems of nuclear facilitiesrss
ICS27.120.20 - Nuclear power plants. Safety
Stability date  2027
File size2121 KB

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