6 May 2021

Kiwa and Cyber security expert Hudson Cybertec join forces

Hudson Cybertec, a Dutch company specialized in cyber security for Industrial Automation & Control Systems (IACS), is now part of the Kiwa Group. With this participation, Kiwa aims to expand its presence in the cyber security market, whereas Hudson Cybertec will profit from Kiwa’s worldwide network and expertise in the field of certification.

The two companies are fully complementary in their services and have a strong synergy. As a full service provider in the field of cyber security and (product) certifications together we ensure secure primary processes of companies and organizations at home and abroad.

As a cybersecurity services provider with a focus on Operational Technology (OT), Hudson Cybertec supports organizations across the globe by making them ‘digitally resilient’ by means of its Industrial Automatization & Control Systems. With its integral and pragmatic approach, having a strong focus on people, process and technology, Hudson Cybertec provides the market with a wide range of independent cyber security audits and assessments, OT network & compliance monitoring and consultancy. Moreover, the company is closely involved in the development of the IEC 62443 standard and recognized as a Subject Matter Expert worldwide. Hudson Cybertec remains an independent corporation and will continue to deliver services under its own brand.

Joining forces

Kiwa has a long track record in the field of cyber security, including services related to certifications, such as GDPR/AVG and the international standards IEC 62443 and ISO 27000. The close involvement of Hudson Cybertec’s cyber security experts with the development of the IEC 62443 standard complements this. Kiwa will have access to its in-depth expertise about cyber security for industrial automatization and control systems, and Hudson Cybertec profits from the growth potential and is able to strengthen its market position.

Contributing to a more cyber resilient world

Hudson Cybertec’s Managing Director Marcel Jutte is happy to join forces with Kiwa and by doing so, helping organizations become more cyber resilient: “Technological and social developments as well as national and international regulations are constantly evolving. In combination with the growing connectivity and complexity of processes in the public and private sector, this stresses the need for certifications of cyber security and compliance monitoring”.

Ron Scheepers, Executive Vice President at Kiwa: “For over 70 years, Kiwa is certifying products and processes based on quality, safety and sustainability and we are extending our activities in the field of cyber security. Certifications of IT and OT systems show that risks related to cyber security can be managed and this is a reassurance for our clients and end-users. Hudson Cybertec’s expertise in this field perfectly fits with our ambitions in the field of cyber security. This collaboration enables us to combine the in-depth knowledge of Hudson Cybertec with our expertise in several national and international markets.”

About Hudson Cybertec

Hudson Cybertec is an independent Dutch cybersecurity solution provider with years of experience in cybersecurity for Operational Technology (OT). Their mission is to make and keep the primary processes of companies and organizations digitally resilient. Hudson Cybertec is primarily active in the domains that belong to the Critical Infrastructure, such as energy, oil & gas, water, infrastructure, nuclear and the chemical & process industry. Furthermore, they support Small-to-Medium Businesses (SMB’s) and operate in other (niche) markets where there are technical installations present.

Hudson Cybertec is closely involved in the development of the international cybersecurity standard or Industrial Automation & Control Systems, the IEC 62443). In collaboration with the Royal Dutch Standardization Institute (NEN), they also offer a full training program built around the IEC 62443. The NEN is the only official representative of the IEC in The Netherlands.

The unique combination of profound domain-specific knowledge, extensive experience in cyber security and broad expertise in industrial and technical automation, distinguishes Hudson Cybertec from other security companies.