Emerson software helps users reduce cyber threats through control system recertification

News Release from Emerson Process Management on 3/21/2016

Emerson’s DeltaV DCS the first to repeat Achilles Practices Certification for cybersecurity best practices based on IEC 62443-2-4

AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 21, 2016) – 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. Wurldtech, a GE Company, and a leader in cyber security solutions for operational technology environments, performed the audit in certifying mission-critical connected systems, devices, and practices. The IEC 62443-2-4 standard defines security requirements to be used by integration and maintenance service providers of industrial automation and control systems.

Because cyber threats facing its users are constantly evolving, Emerson is driven to meet APC annual recertification by updating its DeltaV DCS with system hardening and well-informed cybersecurity service offerings. By undergoing Wurldtech’s annual recertifications, Emerson can further deepen its cybersecurity 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 that manufacturer policies and practices meet or exceed IEC 62443-2-4 requirements.

“Wurldtech Achilles Practices Certification is the cybersecurity certification most widely requested by our customers,” said Emerson Process Management’s chief strategic officer Peter Zornio. “Achieving Achilles Practices Certification demonstrates Emerson’s commitment to help our customers meet current and emerging international cybersecurity standards and regulations. Most importantly, this assists them in protecting their process and assets.”

“Best-in-class companies are proactively taking steps to comply with security industry standards. We congratulate Emerson on achieving this benchmark,” said Nate Kube, chief technology officer and founder of Wurldtech.

“Best-in-class companies are proactively taking steps to comply with security industry standards. We congratulate Emerson on achieving this benchmark,” said Nate Kube, chief technology officer and founder of Wurldtech. “By recertifying its DeltaV system and its service practices for project engineering and support, Emerson can better address cybersecurity needs through globally recognized standards.”

 About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include Bettis™, DeltaV™, Fisher™, Micro Motion™, Ovation™ and Rosemount™.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion.  For more information, visit Emerson.com.

About Wurldtech

Wurldtech, a GE company, works with both device manufacturers and system operators to provide protection for industrial and operational assets, process control networks, and critical infrastructure against persistent and dynamic cyber threats. Customers across oil and gas, power, transportation and healthcare use Wurldtech’s operational technology (OT) cyber security products and services to reduce the risks and costs of a cyber attack, maximize system uptime and meet compliance mandates.  Additional information can be found at www.wurldtech.com.​

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