In this era of digital transformation, technologies cannot become a pain for organizations, it must be the answer that adds value. That is why it is so important to identify and know the ecosystem in which the transformation strategy is going to be developed, which makes a difference with respect to digitalization.
Eric Cosman, chairman of ISA99 Committee, explains that standards, guidance, and direction are available from several sources, but surveys and anecdotal reports have shown that many still struggle with how to turn this information into effective programs. Suppliers have a clear imperative to improve their products, but asset owners often struggle with how to get started. Practical approach into cybersecurity is very hard to find in the market, still today.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) and the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA) are proud to announce that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has officially designated the IEC/ISA-62443 series of standards as "horizontal," meaning they are proven to be applicable to a wide range of different industries.
We continue to observe how many professionals with vast experience in Information Security, industrial companies that take action, renowned cybersecurity consultants, government organizations and technology developers are wrong (by far) when it comes to identifying, evaluating, classifying and managing industrial cyber assets. One of the main mistakes is to focus and prioritize those that have communications interfaces over those that do not. The errors we observe are many and very significant.
The new training courses 2150, 2160, 2161, and 2162 are dedicated exclusively and primarily to implementation and compliance, with the ZCM system developed by WisePlant Group LLC. Users are able to begin implementation and begin to comply immediately and without delay with all the requirements of the ISA/IEC-62443 series of standards.
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.