FFR Raven for ICS earns formal recognition as an ISCI CRT Tool for use in the ISASecure® industrial control systems cybersecurity certification scheme

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA  (14 July 2014) – The ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) announces that the FFR Raven for ICS is now recognized as an approved CRT (Communication Robustness Testing) tool for ISASecure control systems certification programs.

CRT testing tools must meet a rigorous set of ISCI requirements to ensure consistent and credible test results when utilized by ISCI Chartered Labs for certifying industrial control systems and components. ISCI Chartered Labs are now authorized to use the Raven for ICS CRT tool for use in the communication robustness test element of ISASecure product certifications. Suppliers seeking ISASecure certifications can be confident that the Raven for ICS tool will properly reflect expected CRT test results from ISCI Chartered Labs.

"We are pleased to be included in the ISASecure global certification scheme and look forward to working with ISCI, helping suppliers improve the robustness of their ICS devices and systems," said Ryoji Kanai, FFRI Chief Technology Officer.

"We look forward to working with the FFR Raven for ICS team," said Andre Ristaino, ISCI Managing Director. “Achieving recognition for ISASecure CRT test requirements is a big commitment from FFRI and we value their confidence in the ISASecure certification scheme.”

For more information about the FFR Raven for ICS test solution, contact Ryoji Kanai, CTO at kanai@ffri.jp.

About the ISASecure® Cybersecurity Certification Program

The ISASecure® program has been developed by the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) with a goal to accelerate industry-wide improvement of cyber security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS). It achieves this goal by offering a common industry-recognized set of device and process requirements that drive device cybersecurity, simplifying procurement for asset owners and device assurance for equipment vendors.

ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance Certification (ISASecure EDSA), the first ISASecure certification, focuses on security of embedded devices and addresses device characteristics and supplier development practices for those devices. Through this certification, an embedded device that meets the requirements of the ISASecure specifications receives the ISASecure EDSA certification—a trademarked designation that provides instant recognition of product security characteristics and capabilities.   The second and third ISASecure ICS cybersecurity certifications include the System Security Assurance (SSA) and Security Development Life Cycle Assurance (SDLA). 

Visit the ISCI website at www.isasecure.org for detailed descriptions of the three ISASecure certifications.

The ISASecure certification program is an ISO/IEC Guide 65 conformance scheme (transitioning to ISO/IEC 17065) supporting ISCI’s goal to operate a globally recognized industrial automation controls cyber security certification program. Third-party accreditation of ISCI labs by ANSI/ACLASS and JAB enhances the credibility and value of the ISASecure certification by attesting to the competence, independence and, qualification of ISCI certification bodies and laboratories. Visit www.ansi.org/isasecure for details on the ISASecure ANSI/ACLASS accreditation process.

About the ISA Security Compliance Institute

Founded in 2007, the ISA Security Compliance Institute’s mission is to provide the highest level of assurance possible for the cyber security of industrial automation and control systems.

The Institute was established by thought leaders from major organizations in the industrial automation controls community seeking to improve the cyber security posture of Critical Infrastructure for generations to come. Members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Honeywell, Invensys/Schneider, and Yokogawa, exida, IPA-Japan, CSSC and, Codenomicon.

The Institute’s goals are realized through industry standards compliance programs, education, technical support, and improvements in suppliers’ development processes and users’ life cycle management practices. The Institute’s ISASecure® designation ensures that industrial automation and control system products conform to industry consensus cyber security standards such as IEC ISA/IEC 62443, providing confidence to users of ISASecure products and systems and creating product differentiation for suppliers conforming to the ISASecure specification. www.isasecure.org

ISASecure® is a registered trademark of the ISA Security Compliance Institute.
ISCI press contact:
Andre Ristaino