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Manufacturing Profile Implementation Methodology for a Robotic Workcell



Timothy A. Zimmerman


The National Institute of Standards and Technology has constructed a testbed to measure the performance impact of cybersecurity technologies on Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The testbed was chosen to support the implementation of the Cybersecurity Framework Manufacturing Profile: a voluntary, risk-based approach for managing cybersecurity activities and reducing cyber risk to manufacturing systems. A methodology for implementation of technical solutions to the Profile language is described, as well as an comprehensive review of the testbed measurement systems and the comparative analysis procedure used for identifying performance impacts. Finally, an example comparative analysis is performed, and the characterization of the workcell is discussed.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8227
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cybersecurity, robotics, manufacturing, performance, industrial control system, PLC, measurement methodology, testbed, workcell


Zimmerman, T. (2019), Manufacturing Profile Implementation Methodology for a Robotic Workcell, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created May 22, 2019