How to minimize the cyber security risks of your W&WW plant


Water is the most important human food. Therefore, protecting the water supply, including ensuring drinking water security, is essential. Because W&WW systems are part of the critical infrastructure for this reason, IEC 62443 with its holistic approach is ideal.

Key Takeaways

  • Cyber attacks as a business risk #1
  • The two security worlds IT & OT
  • Why IEC 62443?
  • The way to a secure W&WW plant
  • Phoenix Contact as ICS Security Service Provider


Dipl.-Ing. Darius Celej

Dipl.-Ing. Darius Celej

Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co, Senior Project Manager

Dipl.-Ing. Darius Celej is Senior Project Manager for all questions concerning the IEC 62443-2-4/-3-3 standard at Phoenix Contact Electronics GmbH. He has been a member of the Phoenix Contact Group since 1998. He started as commissioning engineer in the automotive sector. Later he held various functions in the development/test department as well as in the system and industry management. Afterwards he worked for more than ten years in the maintenance and execution of remote control / monitoring projects. In the course of these projects, he implemented security, remote and other communication protocols on PLCs. For more than three years now he has been working on projects within the framework of the IEC 62443 standard. In particular, the certification as Solution Service Provider according to IEC 62443-2-4 and the certification of the blueprint ‘Remote Monitoring & Control’ according to IEC 62443-3-3. Customer project management is also part of this.