Wind River’s VxWorks is the first real-time operating system to be certified under Wurldtech Security Technologies’ Achilles certification program, an internationally recognized standard for industrial cyber security.
This will enable Wind River’s customers in the process automation, power and energy, oil and gas, transportation, and medical market segments to deploy VxWorks with certified defenses against cyber attacks.
VxWorks meets the Achilles certification conformance requirements at Gigabit Ethernet, passing both 100Mbit and 1GigE certifications, which are recognized by most industrial and medical manufacturers to defend control devices against increased exposure to cyber security attacks.
The Achilles Certified designation has been integrated as a mandatory selection requirement by a number of industrial organizations, from all critical infrastructure sectors such as Shell and Total, and has already been implemented in more than 14 industrial control systems from manufacturers such as ABB, Honeywell and Emerson.
Achilles certification directly addresses cyber security at a time when accessible, affordable, high-speed connectivity has created increased vulnerability to malicious cyber attacks.
VxWorks now allows developers to build secure devices conforming to the Achilles certification, and its platform which includes networking stack.
“As cyber threats to mission-critical systems continue to grow in frequency and complexity, it is critical to have a secure infrastructure that protects vital data against hackers,” said Jens Wiegand, general manager of industrial and medical solutions at Wind River.
Dr. Nate Kube, chief technology officer of Wurldtech Security Technologies (Vancouver, Canada). “Suppliers integrating VxWorks into their critical control systems will now have an additional level of assurance that network stack communications are safe, secure and reliable.”