Measure against cyber attacks
Kongsberg Maritime recently achieved AchillesT Level 1 cyber security certification
on the AIM 8.2 controller RCU501. The RCU501 controller is the main real time controller
used in Kongsberg Maritime's frameworks for Dynamic Positioning, Integrated Control
System and Process Control products. The certification is an important measure for
protection against cyber attacks.
Recognisable stamp of approval
The Achilles Controller Certification Program was introduced by Wurldtech Security
Technologies in 2007 and has become a well known measurement for assessing a system's
security level. Wurldtech has taken a world leader position and has collaborated
with industry to create a certification program designed specifically to provide
the highest quality benchmark for the development and deployment of secure industrial
controllers. The Achilles Certification process presents device manufactures with
an independently verified result from which to communicate their products' security
and robustness to customers, while providing the operators of control systems with
an instantly recognisable stamp of approval on the security, safety and reliability
of their deployed products.
30 million individual test
The Achilles Certification program combines the power of the AchillesT Satellite
- the world's most sophisticated control system testing technology - with the more
rigorous certification criteria based on internationally accepted standards and
best practices to ensure each device passed meets the highest level of industry
compliance and acceptance. The Achilles Level 1 Certification verifies the security,
reliability and robustness of a device's implementation of the OSI layers 2 - 4
including Ethernet, ARP, IP, ICMP, TCP and UDP services. A device must pass no less
than 30 million individual tests to achieve Achilles Level I Certification.
Proof of digital security
"Not many companies in the world have this type of certification, so this is
very important to Kongsberg Maritime, providing us with a proof of digital security.
In order to achieve the certificate, the AIM was exposed to very stressful tests.
The Achilles test was performed on a RCU501 controller with a control application
loading the controller to maximum design load. The controller behaved according
to design and passed the Achilles level 1 test," said Sølve Raaen, Product Manager,