Invensys Operations Management's Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system (DCS) operator workstations have passed the Achilles Cyber Security Certification test, performed by Wurldtech Security Technologies, an industrial cyber security testing and certification agency. The testing was conducted on the Foxboro I/A Series Model P92 Workstation for Windows hardware and I/A Series AW70 human machine interface (HMI) software for the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, including I/A Series FoxView, FoxAlert, Alarm Manager and System Manager applications.
The I/A Series Model P92 workstations are the first host-based devices (HBD) to achieve this benchmark for communications security. As proposed by the ISA99 security standard, an HBD is a general-purpose device running a general-purpose operating system capable of hosting one or more applications or data stores.
"The testing conducted using the Achilles Test Suite covers the most common cyber security threats," says Ernie Rakaczky, Invensys Operations Management security program manager. "Invensys Operations Management has also embraced the underlying requirement of a well-established software development lifecycle that incorporates security fundamentally, and has also adopted Achilles Certification as an integral part of our QA strategy."
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