Emerson earns cyber security certification

Posted By : Joe Bush
Emerson earns cyber security certification

Emerson’s DeltaV automation system has received ISASecure SSA Level 1 certification for meeting industry consensus cyber security standards for process and safety controls.

This certification, for the company’s newest DeltaV distributed control system, is the latest step in Emerson’s goal to provide secure digital transformation solutions for its customers. ISASecure SSA Level 1 certification covers the most critical standards of the automation industry’s family of standards, ANSI/ISA 62443 (IEC 62443).

The certification, issued by industry consortium ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI), independently certifies that Emerson’s DeltaV distributed control and safety systems are robust against network and system attacks. DeltaV, an advanced automation system that simplifies operational complexity and lowers project risk, provides smart control capabilities for key industries in oil and gas operations, refineries, chemical plants, power and life science facilities.

“The world’s leading industrial manufacturers are leveraging transformative digital technologies and methods to improve production reliability, safety and overall performance while focusing intensely on cyber security,” said Peter Zornio, Chief Technology Officer for Emerson’s Automation Solutions business. “We are committed to helping our customers securely optimise their operations across the globe in an environment of increasing cyber threats.”

The ISA cyber security certification is designed to help the industry navigate the ever-changing digital landscape and recognise products with enhanced cyber security measures.

“ISA developed the ISASecure cyber security certification to give asset owners confidence in their industrial control systems and to promote supplier best practices that protect automation systems and the operations they control,” said Andre Ristaino, Managing Director of ISCI. “Emerson is taking a leading role that we hope other vendors will follow in further protecting personnel and processes alike from today’s increasing security threats.”

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