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GE Industrial Control gets enhanced cyber security accreditation

GE’s Control Solutions business line, a division of GE Measurement & Control, today announced its Bronze accreditation in Achilles Practices Certification (APC) by Wurldtech, an independent subsidiary of GE and market leader in industrial cyber security certification standards. 

Wurldtech has developed 272 strict security benchmarks across 35 key process areas for APC that are used to assess the people, processes and technologies in each organization. This accreditation confirms that cyber security best practices are in place throughout GE’s product lifecycles for power generation and oil and gas organizations, ensuring customers that systems are delivered and implemented securely.
APC evaluates security engineering processes according to an established set of requirements, ensuring that GE solutions are already compliant at the time of site installation. 

Additionally, APC consists of best practice benchmarks to help device manufacturers like GE improve cyber security processes and practices. GE’s security solutions not only help organizations reduce risk, but are certified to meet the newly published International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 62443-2-4 vendor standard, the leading international security program for Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS), to ensure the utmost level of security.
Among GE’s Achilles certified cyber security solutions is the SecurityST solution, which provides a centrally managed integral defense-in-depth solution for turbine, plant and generator controls environments. 

By employing multiple defensive services and technologies, SecurityST supports the reliability, integrity and maintainability of a plant’s critical control system. Overall, the SecurityST solution is designed to support plant operators’ compliance to cyber security regulations, standards and guidelines. 

Furthermore, its APC standard strengthens its ability to address global critical infrastructure cyber security directives, the company said.

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