VANCOUVER, BC – May 1, 2012 – Wurldtech Security Technologies, leaders in cyber security solutions for embedded devices and critical infrastructure, and Siemens ProductCERT (Cyber Emergency Readiness Team) Lab, as part of Siemens Corporate Technology, today announced that Siemens has been accredited by Wurldtech to perform Achilles® Communication Certification testing.
Achilles Communication Certification, an internationally recognized certification, provides a robustness and security benchmark for embedded device used in critical industrial infrastructure. This program assesses the network robustness of industrial devices and certifies that they meet a formal and comprehensive set of requirements and conformance.
“By incorporating the tests certified by Wurldtech, we are progressing with increased security of our soon to be Achilles certified products,” said Thomas Brandstetter, program manager ProductCERT at Siemens. “The ability to test directly within our lab environment allows us to deliver more secure products faster to the market and assures Siemens customers that our offerings are at compliance levels with common industry benchmarking methods that will assist them in avoiding downtime due to common security issues.”
Siemens customers, the owners and operators of critical infrastructure such as oil & gas, utility, and smart grid, look to the Achilles Communication Certification as proof of the security and robustness of Siemens’ products. As a key component of risk reduction strategies, this security compliance supports correct and safe facility operation while meeting new government and industry regulations such as NERC – CIP and ISA 99.
“Our goal is to help industrial stakeholders better identify and mitigate cyber security vulnerabilities in critical infrastructures,” said Wurldtech vice president of Marketing, Greg Speakman. “Wurldtech is proud to provide Siemens ProductCERT Lab with the Achilles Communication Certification accreditation, ensuring that its control systems have stronger resilience against common attacks in place.”
About Wurldtech Security Technologies
Wurldtech Security Technologies is recognized as a leader in cyber security solutions for embedded devices and critical infrastructure. Designed for suppliers and users of industrial automation devices used in high availability critical infrastructure and process control networks, Wurldtech’s portfolio includes risk assessment and threat mitigation Services, the Achilles® Test robustness testing Products, product and
process Certifications, and Achilles Threat Intelligence, a set of Industrial Control signatures for Intrusion Protection Systems. Its team of internationally-recognized cyber security experts helps industrial stakeholders identify and mitigate cyber security vulnerabilities to reduce the risk and cost of attacks. Founded in 2007, Wurldtech solutions are currently used daily by customers worldwide in industries spanning Oil & Gas, Electric Power, Medical, Nuclear, Chemical and Water Treatment. Visit www.wurldtech.com for additional information.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world’s largest provider of environmental technologies. Around 40 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2011, which ended on September 30, 2011, revenue from continuing operations totaled €73.5 billion and income from continuing operations €7.0 billion. At the end of September 2011, Siemens had around 360,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at:www.siemens.com.