Cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities are clear and present dangers to our facilities, our processes, and the safety of our communities.
In today’s connected world, every digital device is a potential vulnerability point. Recent attacks on safety systems in multiple industries have proven that threat actors have the capability and motivation to cause significant physical damage and put lives at risk.
Governments around the world are becoming more concerned about the impact of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, especially when it comes to critical infrastructure applications. Regulatory activity is ongoing, and experienced technical experts need to weigh in on how those regulations are crafted and implemented. We can't approach this unilaterally—we can only approach it together. Our voices need to be heard.
We are at a crossroads in our fight against cybersecurity vulnerabilities and attacks. It’s no longer enough to assess risk and adjust our internal processes behind closed doors. It’s time to bring your expertise to the table.
That’s why we’ve created the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance. Industry needs an inclusive, open, and collaborative initiative that moves us all forward.
We won’t win this fight by standing alone. We will win by joining together. If we leverage our collective intelligence and experience, we will jump-start a revolution that results in a safer, more secure world.
The World’s Only Consensus-Based Automation and Control Systems Cybersecurity Standards
Industries have long relied on global standards to solve technical problems and bring consistency to process and product design. Leveraging industry standards increases productivity, lowers costs, and keeps people, industrial facilities, and commercial buildings safe. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards is the world’s only consensus-based cybersecurity standard for automation and control system applications. These standards codify hundreds of years of operational technology and IoT cybersecurity subject matter expertise.
The standards define requirements and procedures for implementing electronically secure automation and industrial control systems and security practices and assessing electronic security performance. The series approaches the cybersecurity challenge in a holistic way, bridging the gap between operations and information technology; and between process safety and cybersecurity.
ISA/IEC 62443 Resources
ISAGCA produces free resources to spread awareness about the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards.
ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance is a collaborative forum to advance cybersecurity awareness, education, readiness, and knowledge sharing
Membership is open to any organization involved in industrial cybersecurity—end users, automation providers, system integrators, consultants, government agencies, and more
Founding members will establish priorities, but initiatives will include expanding the development and use of industry standards, creating education and certification programs, advocating for cybersecurity awareness and sensible approaches with world governments and regulatory bodies
Contributions are revenue-based and tax-deductible
Objectives of the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance
The objectives of the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance include the acceleration and expansion of standards, certification, education programs, advocacy efforts, and thought leadership. Member companies will identify and prioritize initiatives, work to proliferate adoption of and compliance with global standards, and contribute to workforce education and certification programs.
Members of the Alliance will bring their expertise and experience together to:
Increase thought leadership and industry-wide awareness
Expand advocacy and outreach to governments, regulatory agencies, and stakeholder organizations around the world
Accelerate standards development and adoption
Share knowledge and information in an open environment
Extend the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards to relevant markets and develop application guides that help specific industry verticals apply the standards
Expand compliance and prevention initiatives
Provide best practice tools to help companies navigate the entire lifecycle of cybersecurity protection