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Operational Information Confidentiality

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Operational Information Confidentiality
ID M0809
IEC 62443-3-3:2013 SR 4.1
IEC 62443-4-2:2019 CR 4.1


Deploy mechanisms to protect the confidentiality of information related to operational processes, facility locations, device configurations, programs, or databases that may have information that can be used to infer organizational trade-secrets, recipes, and other intellectual property (IP).

Techniques Addressed by Mitigation

Theft of Operational InformationExample mitigations could include minimizing its distribution/storage or obfuscating the information (e.g., facility coverterms, codenames). In many cases this information may be necessary to support critical engineering, maintenance, or operational functions, therefore, it may not be feasible to implement.