January 16, 2020: ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance begins the new year with several priority projects underway and an expanded group of companies and organizations as members.  

ISAGCA is organized into four general focus areas for cybersecurity, including: Awareness and Outreach; Compliance and prevention; Education and training; and Advocacy and Adoption. These focus areas or working groups are comprised of subject matter experts from member companies, ISA staff, and external experts who are collectively working on the following projects in 2020:

  • A condensed guide to implementing the ISA / IEC-62443 series of standards
  • A consolidated matrix that cross-references all standards related to cyber security with ISA / IEC-62443 principles
  • A roadmap for further cooperation with world governments that currently reference standards in their regulatory requirements or recommended practices
  • A reference guide to the mapping system life cycle phases and stakeholder roles for the specific cybersecurity automation knowledge, skills, and abilities required to manage each phase
  • Publication of industry vertical overlaps to ISA / IEC-62443 standards for automation of buildings, medical devices and other sectors
  • A database of speakers with expertise and experience in automation cybersecurity and associated engagements for speaking opportunities at industry events.

In addition to identifying and starting work on these priority projects, the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance has more than tripled its founding members with the addition of 23 startups and organizations to its membership. In late July, ISAGCA announced Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Claroty, and Nozomi Networks as its initial founding members. Subsequently, in late 2019, the following additional companies joined ISAGCA as founding members:

  • aeSolutions
  • Bayshore Networks
  • Beijing Winicssec Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • Digital immunity
  • Dragos
  • exida
  • ISA Security Compliance Institute
  • ISA99 Committee
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • LOGIIC (Linking the oil and gas industry to improve cybersecurity)
  • Mission Secure, Inc.
  • Mocana Corporation
  • Munio Security
  • PAS Global
  • Radiflow
  • Senhasegura (supporting member)
  • Sustainable
  • TiSafe
  • Tripwire
  • WisePlant 
  • Wallix Group
  • Xage Security

End users, asset owners, government agencies, and other organizations focused on cybersecurity are welcome to join the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance. The current list of members includes:

  • Idaho National Laboratory, the leading nuclear energy research and development center in the United States
  • ISA Security Compliance Institute, which has certified automation products under the ISASecure brand since 2010 through a global network of accredited certification bodies
  • LOGIIC, an ongoing collaboration of oil and natural gas companies and the US Department of Homeland Security. USA That it carries out collaborative research and development projects to investigate and improve the level of cybersecurity in critical systems of interest to the oil and natural gas sector;
  • and the ISA99 Committee, responsible for the expansion and promotion of the ISA / IEC-62443 series of standards.

“Unifying and intensifying the work of experts from around the world, regardless of their affiliation, is a key part of ISAGCA's mission. We believe automation vendors, cybersecurity vendors, asset owners, government agencies, research groups, and others involved in cybersecurity efforts are stronger together, collaborating to deliver solutions that meet the needs of the industry today. and tomorrow, ”said ISA Executive Director Mary Ramsey. "We are proud to bring together a diverse group of opinion leaders to advance the state of cybersecurity."

Notable members of the ISA Security Compliance Institute include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, Yokogawa, Exida, Control System Security Center, YPF, Japan Information Technology Promotion Agency, Royal Dutch Shell plc, TUV Rheinland, DNV GL and TUV SUD. LOGIIC's current members include BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Total, ConocoPhillips and other large oil and gas companies that operate a significant global energy infrastructure.

More information from ISA-GCA: https://isaautomation.isa.org/cybersecurity-alliance/

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About ISA

The International Society for Automation is a non-profit professional association founded in 1945 to create a better world through automation. ISA advances technical competence by connecting the automation community to achieve operational excellence. The organization develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes technical books and articles; organizes conferences and exhibitions; and offers career and networking 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 bridges 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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