Emerson Passes Achilles Recertification

Monday, March 21, 2016 @ 05:03 PM gHale


Emerson Process Management’s DeltaV version 12.3 distributed control system (DCS) and its security project and engineering support services, is the first to pass the Achilles Practices Certification (APC) annual recertification of security best practices.

Cyber security provider, Wurldtech, performed the audit in certifying mission-critical connected systems, devices, and practices. The IEC 62443-2-4 standard defines security requirements used by integration and maintenance service providers of industrial automation and control systems.

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Because cyber threats facing its users are constantly evolving, Emerson wanted to meet APC annual recertification by updating its DeltaV DCS with system hardening and cyber security service offerings. By undergoing Wurldtech’s annual recertifications, Emerson can deepen its cyber security processes and practices, development, testing, commissioning, maintenance, and support throughout the DeltaV lifecycle.

Supporting industry standard security requirements set by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Wurldtech created its certification program to independently verify manufacturer policies and practices meet or exceed IEC 62443-2-4 requirements.

“Wurldtech Achilles Practices Certification is the cyber security certification most widely requested by our customers,” said Emerson Process Management’s chief strategic officer Peter Zornio.

“By recertifying its DeltaV system and its service practices for project engineering and support, Emerson can better address cyber security needs through globally recognized standards,” said Nate Kube, chief technology officer and founder of Wurldtech.