Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA UU. (3 October 2019) - The International Automation Society (ISA) announced today that WisePlant, a global provider of industrial solutions in automation and safe energy, industrial cybersecurity, asset and functional safety, intrinsic and worker safety: it is a corporate partner of ISA.

WisePlant, founded in South America and based in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA. In the US, it has provided customized security and cybersecurity services and solutions to the main mission-critical process and industry companies in South America since its creation in 2012.

The company specializes in providing consulting and training services through its independent divisions WiseSecurity y WiseCourses Academy, based on the series ISA / IEC-62443 of safety standards of industrial control and automation systems (IACS). The mission of WisePlant is to provide the proactive capabilities and defenses necessary to mitigate serious security risks.

ISA / IEC-62443, the only series of industrial cybersecurity standards based on the consensus of the world and those approved by the United Nations, protect the IACS and the networks that control the operating technology machinery and associated devices within the critical infrastructure and manufacturing plants . Without these defenses in place, an industrial cyberattack can cause plant shutdown, operational and equipment deterioration, and serious economic and environmental damage, and put lives at risk.

WisePlant He was the first company in South America to become a member and supporter of ISASecure® Certification program that evaluates products and systems of automation and industrial control to ensure that they are robust against network attacks, free of known vulnerabilities, and comply with the security functions defined in the standards ISA / IEC-62443. WisePlant He has also collaborated with ISA to educate industrial leaders in South America about standards ISA / IEC-62443 and training courses ISA based on standards.

According to the association agreement, WisePlant will work with ISA to jointly develop a range of informational and promotional resources, including webinars, technical content published in InTech magazine; and a wide range of online advertisements and electronic newsletters, video alerts and e-book sponsorships delivered through Automation.com, the online editor of ISA of content related to automation.

“We are very excited to partner with ISA to educate owners and operators of critical infrastructure about the value and importance of standards ISA / IEC-62443, and demonstrate how efficiently and effectively they can be adopted and implemented, ”said Maximillian G. Kon, CEO and Managing Director of WisePlant. "From the discrete manufacturing process, WisePlant and its divisions provide specialized consulting services and leading technological solutions to combat industrial cyber risk and improve safety. We hope our alliance with ISA, a widely recognized leader in safety standards, training and education in industrial automation, builds on our strategic strengths and improves our ability to deliver value to our customers worldwide. ”

“As a company that provides cyber security solutions and services based on ISA / IEC-62443 in the same broad spectrum of the industry it serves ISA, especially oil and gas, chemicals, petrochemicals, mining, metals, food and beverages, and pharmaceuticals, WisePlant It is a natural setting as a corporate partner of ISA “Says Jennifer Infantino Halsey, director of marketing and communications for ISA. "WisePlant is well positioned, given its knowledge of the standards ISA / IEC-62443, to complement our efforts to expand global awareness of the need to protect IACS from the increasing risks of cyber attacks through internationally adopted cybersecurity standards. ”

About the corporate sponsorship program of ISA

The Corporate Sponsorship Program of ISA offers companies a personalized and personalized approach to sponsorship within the organization. Partnership packages include year-round promotion, access and prominent recognition throughout the association and turnkey service from a dedicated team of professionals.

Companies can group ISA products and services with marketing opportunities, providing a more streamlined approach to corporate sponsorship. For more information about the ISA Corporate Partnerships Program, visit www.isa.org/partnershipsoverview .

About me WisePlant: A company of WiseGroup

From our locations throughout South America - including Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Bogotá and Montevideo - and its headquarters in the United States in Pompano Beach, Florida, WisePlant provides technological solutions to all industrial segments. Our areas of action and portfolio of solutions and services include process measurement, secure automation, safe energy, industrial cybersecurity, functional safety, intrinsic safety, worker safety and asset safety with many years of experience in multidisciplinary projects.

Together with the specialized systems integrators, we select the technology that will be used and provide customized solutions to implement the services through world-class best practices and methodologies. Our team of technicians and engineers has experience working on large-scale projects for international companies. Our knowledge and technology are applied in various industries, such as oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, mining, metals, food, beverages, automotive, pharmaceutical and many more. For more information, visit https://wiseplant.com .

About ISA

The International Automation Society is a nonprofit professional association founded in 1945 to create a better world through automation. ISA technical competence advances by connecting to the automation community to achieve operational excellence. The organization develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; organizes conferences and exhibitions; and offers network and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 clients worldwide.

ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations that acts as “The Voice of Automation”. Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA closes the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).


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