Kongsberg acquires Achilles(T) Satellite System

As part of a strategic plan to prepare for increasing cyber threats, KONGSBERG acquired the Achilles(T) Satellite test system from Wurldtech(T) Security Technologies. The system will ensure a higher level of security by providing resilience against digital attacks.


Developed specifically to address cyber-security challenges unique to the industrial automation industry, Achilles has become a world leader delivering trusted solutions for diagnosing known and unknown vulnerabilities in SCADA and industrial control systems. The system is widely deployed amongst global operators, systems integrators and vendors who supply and manage critical infrastructure in sectors such as power, energy, water, transportation, telecommunications, manufacturing, as well as military and intelligence. 


The Achilles Satellite will be integrated into Kongsberg Maritime release regression tests to ensure the quality of the frameworks provided by the Kongsberg Maritime Technology Base. In addition, the system will be used for testing resilience against cyber threats of Kongsberg delivery projects on customers' demand.


By integrating Achilles into the established product development processes, Kongsberg is greatly reducing business risks for its customers by proactively identifying, isolating and addressing vulnerabilities in process automation and control systems before they are deployed in operational industrial networks. This will minimise downtime and improve the overall security, availability and integrity of global critical infrastructure.


Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore