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Hitachi Systems Ltd. Test tool receives recognition as Communication Robustness Testing Test tool for use in the ISASecure® cybersecurity certification program

Hitachi Systems Ltd. Raven ES Test tool receives recognition as Communication Robustness Testing Test tool for use in the ISASecure® cybersecurity certification program

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (13 October 2015) – The ISA Security Compliance Institute announced today that the Raven Product Security Testing Suite for Embedded Systems (hereafter called “Raven ES”)  Test tool provided by Hitachi Systems, Ltd. 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 registration and certificate can be viewed on the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) web site (

“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 Hitachi Systems Ltd.
Hitachi Systems, Ltd. is an IT services company with strengths in high-quality operations and maintenance services. Hitachi Systems works closely with customers through a network of roughly 300 service sites and contact centers across Japan, through which it offers a wide range of business system design and integration services, as well as outsourcing services that take advantage of its robust data center infrastructure. A leader since the dawn of the IT era in Japan, Hitachi Systems leverages its track record and expertise in IT services to offer one-stop services covering the entire IT life cycle – from system consulting to integration, installation, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Systems also pushes beyond the boundaries of IT to create new value for customers, with the aim of becoming a global service company to which customers can entrust any operation.

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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.

The Institute’s goals are realized through industry standards compliance programs, education, technical support, and improvements in suppliers’ development processes and users’ life cycle management practices. The ISASecure® designation ensures that IACS products conform to industry consensus cyber security standards such as ISA/IEC 62443, providing confidence to users of ISASecure products and systems and creating product differentiation for suppliers conforming to the ISASecure specification.

ISASecure® is a registered trademark of the ISA Security Compliance Institute.

ISCI press contacts:

Andre Ristaino

Michael Brazda