Remote Access

Definition(s)


Remote Access

Use of systems that are inside the perimeter of the security zone being addressed from a different geographical location with the same rights as when physically present at the location.

Source:  DNVGL-RP-G108, Cyber security in the oil and gas industry based on IEC 62443, DNV GL, September 2017. Global Standards

Remote Access

Use of systems that are inside the perimeter of the security zone being addressed from a different geographical location with the same rights as when physically present at the location.

  • NOTE: The exact definition of “remote” can vary according to situation. For example, access may come from a location that is remote to the specific zone, but still within the boundaries of a company or organization. This might represent a lower risk than access that originates from a location that is remote and outside of a company’s boundaries

Source: ANSI/ISA–99.00.01–2007, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, Part 1: Terminology, Concepts, and Models, 29 October 2007. National Standard