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20 July 2021
New White Paper: Applying ISO/IEC 27001/2 and the ISA/IEC 62443 Series for Operational Technology Environments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (20 July 2021)—The International Society of Automation (ISA) and the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA), with contributing author Pierre Kobes, have released a white paper entitled, “Applying ISO/IEC 27001/2 and the ISA/IEC 62443 Series for Operational Technology Environments.”

Many organizations have established policies and procedures governing the IT security in their office environment predominantly based on ISO/IEC 27001/2. Some organizations have attempted to secure their operational technology (OT) infrastructure under the ISO/IEC 27001/2 management system and have leveraged IT commonalities in their OT environments. However, the ISA/IEC 62443 series are purpose-built for securing OT systems and when used in combination with ISO/IEC 27001/2, it ensures that organizations maintain conformance with ISO/IEC 27001/2 through common approaches wherever feasible, while applying different approaches for IT vs. OT where needed.

The white paper offers guidance for organizations familiar with ISO/IEC 27001 who are interested in protecting the OT infrastructure of their operating facilities by applying the ISA/IEC 62443 series. It describes the relationship between the ISA/IEC 62443 series and ISO/IEC 27001/2 and how both standards may be effectively used in a complementary approach within one organization to protect both IT and OT.

“I often hear the debate about whether to use ISO/IEC 27001/2 or ISA/IEC 62443 for securing OT infrastructure,” commented Andre Ristaino, Managing Director of ISAGCA. “The right answer is both, and this whitepaper describes how these two globally-accepted standards can be used together for establishing an integrated, company-wide cybersecurity plan.”

The white paper is available to download here.

About ISAGCA
The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance is made up of 50 member companies, representing more than $300 billion in aggregate revenue across more than 2,400 combined worldwide locations. Automation and cybersecurity provider members serve 31 different industries, underscoring the broad applicability of the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards. Current members of ISAGCA include 1898 & Co. (Burns McDonnell), ACET Solutions, aeSolutions, Baserock IT Solutions, Bayshore, Carrier Global, Claroty, ConsoleWorks, Coontec, CyberOwl, CyPhy Defense, Deloitte, Digital Immunity, Dragos, Eaton, exida, Ford Motor Company, Fortinet, Honeywell, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho State University, ISASecure, Johns Manville, Johnson Controls, KPMG, LOGIIC, Mission Secure, MT4 senhasegura, Munio Security, Nova Systems, Nozomi Networks, PAS, PETRONAS, Pfizer, Radiflow, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Surge Engineering, TDI Technologies, Tenable, TI Safe, Tripwire, UL, Wallix, WINICSSEC, WisePlant, Xage Security, and Xylem. For more information about ISAGCA, visit www.isa.org/isagca.


ISAGCA in the News

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance is garnering attention from every corner of the world. Featured in more than 2,200 publications in 30 countries, the ISAGCA and the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards continue to make an impact in the media. Here are a few examples: 

12 March 2021
Strengthening the IT security posture in corporates and industrials
McKinsey & Company

March 2021
After Oldsmar: How vulnerable is US critical infrastructure?
TechTarget

3 February 2021
ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance lists 2021 agenda, to focus on ISA/IEC 62443 standards
Industrial Cyber

November/December 2020
Cybersecurity standards hit their stride
InTech Magazine

24 August 2020
CISO Conversations: Understanding ISA/IEC 62443
Dark Reading

4 March 2020
The Cyber Threats Are Real – We’ve Got to Be Ready
Arabian Industry

16 January 2020 ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Triples Membership Info Security, United States

20 November 2019 New ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance reduces threats through collaboration Enterprise Channels MEA, United Arab Emirates  

20 November 2019 Effective cybersecurity is a team sport Control Global, United States  

18 November 2019 ISA Cybersecurity Standards in Smart Cities: ARC Smart City Podcast ARC Viewpoints Blog Sites, United States  

14 November 2019 Is cybersecurity embedded in your organisation? Engineering News, South Africa  

31 October 2019 Triconex and Foxboro user group meetings in Austin for Schneider Electric’s Processes The Statesman Examiner - FinancialContent, United States  

28 October 2019 Certification Emphasizes Cybersecurity of Schneider Electric’s Processes Press Releases - Digital Journal, Canada  

23 October 2019 Cybersecurity experts offer best practices Control Global, United States  

17 October 2019 Schneider Eectric inAugusturates digital transformation of smart distribution centre in Brazil MEP Middle East, United Arab Emirates  

15 October 2019 Creating a More Secure Digital Ecosystem By Connecting The Dots Industrial Automation Asia, Singapore  

9 October 2019 Cybersecurity Alliance Helps Reduce Threats Through Collaboration Nutesla - The Informant, Italy  

19 September 2019 Interview: What will ISA's Global Cybersecurity Alliance actually do? Tech Wire Asia, United Kingdom  

18 September 2019 ISA Forms ISAGCA to Promote ISA 62443 Cybersecurity Standard ARC Viewpoints Blog Sites, United States  

12 September 2019 Rockwell announced as founding member of ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Controls, Drives & Automation, United Kingdom 

3 September 2019
ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance: Schneider Electric membro fondatore Information Technology

Intelligent Software, Italy  

22 August 2019 Honeywell Advances Cybersecurity Efforts as Founding Member of New ISA Alliance BISInfotech, India

20 August 2019 Advancing cybersecurity efforts to enhance the development and adoption of cybersecurity standards ELE Times, India  

16 August 2019 ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Welcomes Schneider Electric As a Founding Member Digital Journal, Canada  

16 August 2019 ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Welcomes Schneider Electric As a Founding Member Boston Herald - FinancialContent, United States  

14 August 2019 Cybersecurity Concerns Could be Cause for IoT Pause – RTInsights RT Insights, United States

14 August 2019 ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Welcomes Schneider Electric as founding member Data Economy, United Kingdom

6 August 2019 Schneider Electric joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Trade Arabia, Bahrain  

5 August 2019
Honeywell joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance
Homeland Preparedness News, United States  


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