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Emerson, a global technology and engineering leader, announced March 19th 2019 that it had received the industry’s first ISASecure® System Security Assurance (SSA™) Level 1 certification for cybersecurity. This certification, for the company’s newest DeltaV™ distributed control system, reinforces Emerson’s commitment to help provide secure digital solutions for customers.

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The certification, issued by industry consortium ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI), independently certifies that Emerson’s DeltaV distributed control and safety systems are robust against network and system attacks. DeltaV, an advanced automation system that simplifies operational complexity and lowers project risk, provides smart process control capabilities for key industries in oil and gas operations, refineries, chemical plants, power generation and life science facilities. 

Peter Zornio, chief technology officer for Emerson’s Automation Solutions business, says, “The world’s leading industrial manufacturers are leveraging transformative digital technologies and methods to improve production reliability, safety and overall performance while focusing intensely on cybersecurity. We are committed to helping our customers securely optimise their operations around the globe in an environment of increasing cyber threats.”

The ISA cybersecurity certification is designed to help industry navigate the ever-changing digital landscape and recognise products with enhanced cybersecurity measures. ISASecure SSA Level 1 certification covers the most critical standards of the automation industry’s leading family of standards, ANSI/ISA 62443 (IEC 62443).

“ISA developed the ISASecure cybersecurity certification to give asset owners confidence in their industrial control systems and to promote supplier best practices that protect automation systems and the operations they control,” says Andre Ristaino, managing director of ISCI. “Emerson is taking a leading role that we hope other vendors will follow in further protecting personnel and processes from today’s increasing security threats.”

For more information, contact Rob Smith, South & East Africa Emerson Automation Solutions, Tel: +27 (0)11 451 3700, email: Rob.Smith@emerson.com or visit: www.Emerson.com/cybersecurity or www.isasecure.org