ISA approves Hitachi Raven ES Test tool

  • October 13, 2015
  • ISA
  • News

October 13, 2015 -  The ISA Security Compliance Institute announced that the Raven Product Security Testing Suite for Embedded Systems test tool from Hitachi Systems has been formally recognized for official use by certification bodies in the ISASecure industrial automation and control system (IACS) cybersecurity certification program.

Communication robustness testing (CRT) is one of four dimensions of the the embedded device certification. CRT tools are also used for network stress testing during system level certifications. With recognition of the Raven ES Test tool, Hitachi Systems joins the growing list of industry leaders supporting the ISASecure IACS cybersecurity certification scheme.

The Raven ES is a tool used to perform security testing (fuzz testing) for network-based embedded devices and network server products. This tool allows you to run a test case required for ISA Secure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) Certification.

The ISA Security Compliance Institute publishes CRT test tool recognition requirements used for evaluating CRT test tools submitted by suppliers for use in the ISASecure certification program. CRT test tools that have been formally recognized by ISCI may be used by ISASecure certification bodies for use in the CRT portion of the ISASecure EDSA and ISASecure SSA certifications.

TheISASecure 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 recomends 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 EDSA certification assessment

“The Raven ES Test tool is a further expression of the global nature of industrial cybersecurity,” stated Andre Ristaino, ISCI Managing Director. “ISCI now has four recognized CRT tools provided by global suppliers based in Finland, Japan, Canada and the USA.”

About the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) Founded in 2007, the ISA Security Compliance Institute’s mission is to provide the highest level of assurance possible for the cyber security of industrial automation control systems (IACS).

The Institute was established by thought leaders from major organizations in the industrial automation controls community seeking to improve the cyber security posture of critical Infrastructure for generations to come. ISCI Members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Aramco Services, Honeywell, Invensys (now Schneider Electric), Yokogawa, exida, Codenomicon, CSSC, and IPA-Japan.

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