Bedrock Automation has announced that its Secure Control and Communications (SCC) controller has received Achilles certification from GE Digital. The Bedrock SCC, the first industrial controller with intrinsic cyber security protection, has achieved Achilles Level 2 Certification for communications robustness testing (CRT).
“Compliance with cyber security standards is a fundamental objective of our platform. In 2016 we completed certification of the most extreme cyber hardening standard, MIL-STD-461G for EMP immunity, and have now completed Achilles CRT. This year we are focused on completing ISA Secure, as well as Achilles for secure IIoT communications to our field power and UPS products” said Albert Rooyakkers, Bedrock Automation founder and CEO.
The Achilles Test Platform helps manufacturers of mission critical infrastructure solutions ensure that their products are less vulnerable to cyberattacks. It tests communications robustness of networks and operational parameters, identifying vulnerabilities and reproducing, isolating, and resolving faults that cause them. The Bedrock SCC has achieved Achilles Level 2 certification.
Bedrock Automation joins nine of the top ten global automation vendors in using Achilles test products to verify and validate performance under real-world conditions, such as denial of service (DoS) attacks. The test battery is based on extensive experience in working with critical infrastructure systems and with manufacturers of devices that automate them.
“With the connectivity of devices continuing to increase at a rapid pace, there is a critical need to better understand potential vulnerabilities and ways to eliminate them. By using the Achilles Test Platform and earning the Achilles Communication Certification, Bedrock has demonstrated its commitment to network robustness testing and improving the quality of its products. We congratulate Bedrock on this milestone,” said Felicia Nicastro, Senior Cyber Security Director at GE Digital.