Wurldtech Awards Achilles Practices Certification to Siemens
Siemens Achieves Rigorous Industry Benchmarks for Best Practices for Cyber Security Threat Protection of Process Control System
VANCOUVER, British Columbia and NUREMBERG, Germany, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Wurldtech Security Technologies, leaders in protecting mission-critical connected devices from cyber security threats and Siemens, today announced that Siemens AG, Industry Automation Division, has obtained the Achilles® Practices Certification for its SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system by passing strict industry benchmarks for device manufacturers’ security processes and practices.
Based on standards set by the International Instrument Users Association (WIB), Achilles Practices Certification sets the bar for cyber security best practices in processes, practices, development, testing, commissioning, maintenance and support throughout the product lifecycle. By meeting these rigorous security requirements, device manufacturers are able to provide customers with the assurance that corporate processes lead to the development and implementation of secure products and systems.
“We congratulate Siemens on achieving Achilles Practices Certification,” said Wurldtech CTO and founder, Nate Kube. “By passing these stringent certification requirements, Siemens customers are assured that SIMATIC PCS 7 processes meet or exceed best practice benchmarks.”
“The Achilles Certification allows us to continually demonstrate our commitment to delivering secure products to our customers,” said David Heinze, Marketing Manager Industrial Security at Siemens. “Siemens is a global market leader in industry automation and will continue to assure customers we’ve taken proactive steps to demonstrate independent certification of our policies and practices.”
About Wurldtech Security Technologies
Wurldtech is in the business of protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attack. Wurldtech works with both device manufacturers and system operators to provide protection for critical infrastructure against the persistent and dynamic cyber threats. Customers worldwide spanning Oil & Gas, Electric Power, Medical, Nuclear, Chemical, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical and Water Treatment markets rely on Wurldtech products and services to reduce the risks and costs of a cyber attack, maximize system uptime and meet compliance mandates. Our Achilles® certification programs have been widely adopted by both manufacturers and operators to deliver third party benchmark testing of product and system security. Additional information can be found at www.wurldtech.com.
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