- July 13, 2017
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (13 July 2017) – ISA Security Compliance Institute announced today that the Acheron Test tool, provided by CNCERT/CC & Beijing Xinlian Kehui Technology Co., has been formally recognized for official use by certification bodies in the ISASecure® control systems cybersecurity certification program.
Acheron is formally approved for use in both the ISASecure EDSA 2.0.0 and SSA 2.0.0 certifications.
Communication robustness testing (CRT) is one of four dimensions of the embedded device certification. CRT tools are also used for network stress testing during system level certifications.
The ISA Security Compliance Institute publishes CRT test tool recognition requirements used for evaluating CRT test tools submitted by suppliers for use in the IEC 62443 based ISASecure certification program. The ISASecure® tool recognition process confirms that the product’s test suites meet the ISASecure CRT requirements and are capable of consistently executing ISASecure certification tests.
ISCI recommends that suppliers use ISCI recognized CRT test tools during the product development and testing phases to identify and correct network-based security vulnerabilities. Using recognized CRT tools during the development process also aids suppliers in preparing for the formal ISASecure certifications.
The Acheron Test tool registration and certificate can be viewed on the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) web site (www.isasecure.org).
“The Acheron team was well-prepared for the recognition process and demonstrated a solid understanding of standards-based cybersecurity testing,” stated Andre Ristaino, ISCI Managing Director. “We are pleased to include Acheron to the growing list of ISCI-recognized CRT tools.”