ICS Triplex Receives Achilles Controller Cyber Security Certification

The Trusted(TM) Safety Controller from ICS Triplex is one of the first safety controllers in the automation industry to receive the Achilles(TM) Controller Level 1 Cyber Security Certification from Wurldtech Security Technologies.

In April 2007, ICS Triplex engaged Wurldtech to undertake an independent, highly rigorous vulnerability assessment of the Trusted(TM) Safety Controller. Two version of the Trusted(TM) controller were tested: the T8110 and T8110B. The purpose of these tests was to determine the robustness of the Trusted(TM) controller against a variety of Ethernet and TCP/IP cyber attacks. In particular, Achilles(TM) tested the Trusted’s Datalink layer (Ethernet and ARP), Network layer (IP and ICMP) and Transport layer (UDP and TCP).

The Trusted(TM) controller passed the tests with ease and Wurldtech Labs’ test results indicate that the Trusted Product Release 3.5 is a well designed system offering robust protection against layer 2 through layer 4 cyber attacks.

“The Achilles(TM) testing and certification provides welcome reassurance to the industrial automation community that the products they purchase are highly secure and reliable, conforming to a comprehensive set of requirements, in order to achieve this globally recognised certification,” said Allan Rentcome, Chief Technical Officer, ICS Triplex. “Trusted(TM) is one of the few safety controllers on the market today that can offer the highest level of reliability, availability and security.”

The Achilles(TM) certification programme developed by Wurldtech was designed to provide the automation industry with an independent assessment of the security of industrial controllers and certify that they conform to a stringent set of requirements. Achilles(TM) certification is fast becoming globally recognised as the leading independent test for assessing the robustness of industrial controllers against cyber attacks. With over 20 million individual tests conducted during the vulnerability assessment only the most secure controllers are able to achieve Level 1 certification.

Tyler Williams, President of Wurldtech Security Technologies commented “By achieving the Achilles(TM) Certification, ICS Triplex is communicating to its customers that the company is making security a top corporate priority.”

About ICS Triplex plc
ICS Triplex plc is an independent global company that has over 40 years of experience in developing, engineering, manufacturing and maintaining safety, critical and control solutions for both onshore and offshore installations. Thousands of systems have been supplied to the world’s premier companies in oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals and power generation. Applications include emergency shutdown, fire and gas detection, burner management, process control and turbomachinery & compressor control.

The origins of the company are in the supply of fully integrated turnkey solutions for safety, critical and control systems. The industry leading Trusted(TM) system is also available through a network of independent integrators and third party organizations which are certified by ICS Triplex, providing customers with a local source of Trusted(TM) products and services. ICS Triplex is headquartered in the U.K. With offices around the world, ICS Triplex helps customers to improve their profitability, building value for end users and shareholders alike.