Bedrock announces availability of Cybershield 3.0

February 122018
Bedrock announces availability of Cybershield 3.0

February 12, 2018As part of their participation at the ARC Conference,Bedrock Automation has announced the availability of Cybershield 3.0, a firmware upgrade with advancements designed to help  end users and developers to build control applications that are both open and secure. 

Among the six innovations facilitated by the Cybershield 3.0 upgrade are a public key infrastructure (PKI) built into an OPC UA server for SCADA applications; an industrial Certificate Authority (CA) for user key management; virtual crypto key locks for the controller; and a Secure Proxy server capability that can protect legacy controls systems of other vendors.

 Bedrock Cybershield 3.0 includes the following capabilities:

  1. Secure Open SCADA with OPC UA. The cryptographic keys built into all the Bedrock system electronics, provide the root of trust for the Bedrock Certificate Authority (CA) that verifies the reliability of OPC UA-managed communications between SCADA and PLCs or other industrial control systems.
  2. Open Certificate Authority (CA) for SCADA. This SaaS key and certificate management tool is FREE to our customers SCADA providers, including Inductive Automation, ICONICS and Tatsoft, are committing to and releasing support to this interface specification.
  3. Intrusion detection. Cybershield 3.0 comes standard with intrinsic Anomaly Detection(AD) functionality that continuously monitors the controller’s network and system time to detect intrusions and anomalous behavior and report it to both SCADA and enterprise database applications for trending, alarming and historizing anomalous cyber activity.
  4. Secure Legacy Automation with SCADA. Companies can now use Bedrock security to help integrate open standard communications protocols with legacy PLC and DCS systems from other vendors. A Bedrock secure controller module acts as a gateway between SCADA platform workstation and the legacy controllers.
  5. Cryptographic key locking. Cybershield 3.0 also includes a cryptographic controller engineering key lock that permits only users with the required credentials to change the mode of the controller. 
  6. Achilles and EMP compliance on power supplies. Bedrock Automation is certifying its standalone power supply and standalone uninterruptible lithium power supply to both MiL-STD-461-G, the military standard for advanced EMP hardening, and Achilles Level 2 certification, augmenting the EMP and Achilles certification achieved for its control system modules last year.

Cybershield 3.0 will be standard on all Bedrock control systems starting in Q2 of 2018 and will also be made available to current Bedrock users as a free upgrade.  

About Bedrock Automation

Bedrock Automation, based in San Jose, California, is the maker of Bedrock, acyber secure open automation platform. From Silicon Valley, Bedrock Automation has assembled the technologies and talents in both the automation and semiconductor industries to build an automation solution for industrial control based on three prime directives:  Simplicity, Scalability and Security.  

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