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Emerson certified for process systems cyber security

April 24, 2013 - Emerson Process Management’s DeltaV digital automation system and its project and engineering support services have successfully passed annual best practice standards set by Wurldtech Security Technologies, a world leader in protecting mission-critical connected systems and devices.

Emerson has taken a leading role in responding to increased global cyber-security threats by providing cost-effective, easy-to-use protections to its DeltaV digital process automation system. Because of the dynamic nature of cyber security threats, manufacturers participating in Wurldtech’s Achilles Practices Certification program must re-certify every year. Annual audits help participants improve their cyber security processes and practices, development, testing, commissioning, maintenance and support throughout an automation system’s lifecycle.

Building on industry security requirements set by the International Instrument Users Association (WIB), Wurldtech created its program to proactively and independently certify that manufacturer policies and practices meet and exceed these requirements.

"Wurldtech set the bar for device manufacturer cyber security," said Emerson Process Management’s chief strategic officer Peter Zornio. "Now, with the Achilles Practices Certification they’ve expanded coverage to the entire control system and its lifecycle. This certification is just one testament  to Emerson’s ongoing commitment to  helping process industries meet current and emerging international cyber security standards and regulations, and most importantly, protecting  their process and assets."

"We congratulate Emerson on this achievement," said Wurldtech CTO and founder, Nate Kube. "By certifying its DeltaV system and its service practices for project engineering and support, Emerson can better meet cyber security expectations through globally recognized standards."  

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, Ovation, and AMS Suite.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion.

About Wurldtech Security Technologies
Wurldtech is in the business of protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attack. Wurldtech works with both device manufacturers and system operators to provide protection for critical infrastructure against the persistent and dynamic cyber threats. Customers worldwide spanning Oil & Gas, Electric Power, Medical, Nuclear, Chemical, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical and Water Treatment markets rely on Wurldtech products and services to reduce the risks and costs of a cyber attack, maximize system uptime and meet compliance mandates. Our Achilles certification programs have been widely adopted by both manufacturers and operators to deliver third party benchmark testing of product and system security. 

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