Voluntary Cyber Security Standards for Industrial Control Systems Operators (VCSS-CSO)

The rapid adoption of digital technologies and services, and the drive to increase efficiency means that the traditional hard separation between these physical infrastructure and information technology environments is diminishing.

This leads to an increased risk that industrial control systems and infrastructure can become vulnerable to cyber threats.

To help address this risk the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in partnership with the New Zealand Control Systems Security Information Exchange (CSSIE) has developed the new voluntary standards cyber security standard for control systems operators (VCSS-CSO).  

This standard builds on the initial VCSS-CSO developed by industry and the NCSC in 2013.