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14 January 2020 ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Kicks Off 2020 with Priority Projects and Expanded Membership

ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance continues its mission to advance the state of cybersecurity with new priority projects and an expanded membership of diverse thought leaders from around the world.  

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) January 14, 2020 -- The 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 & Outreach; Compliance & Prevention; Education & Training; and Advocacy & Adoption. These focus areas or working groups are comprised of subject matter experts from member companies, ISA staff, and outside experts who are collectively working on the following projects in 2020:

  • An easy-to-follow, condensed guide to implementing the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards
  • A consolidated matrix that cross-references all cybersecurity-related standards to ISA/IEC 62443 principles
  • A roadmap for expanded cooperation with worldwide governments that are currently referencing the standards in their regulatory requirements or recommended practices 
  • A multi-dimensional reference guide mapping system lifecycle phases and stakeholder roles to specific automation cybersecurity knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to manage each phase
  • Publishing industry vertical overlays to the ISA/IEC 62443 standards for building automation, medical devices, and other sectors
  • A database of speakers with expertise and experience in automation cybersecurity and associated commitments 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 new companies and organizations to its membership. At the end of July, ISAGCA announced Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Claroty, and Nozomi Networks as its initial founding members. Subsequently, as of the end of 2019, the following additional companies joined the 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) 
  • Tenable 
  • TiSafe 
  • Tripwire 
  • WisePlant 
  • Wallix Group 
  • Xage Security

End users, asset owners, government agencies and other cybersecurity-focused organizations are welcomed to join the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance. The current membership roster includes:

  • Idaho National Laboratory, the United States’ leading center for nuclear energy research and development 
  • the ISA Security Compliance Institute, which has been certifying automation products under the ISASecure® brand since 2010 via a global network of accredited certification bodies 
  • LOGIIC, an ongoing collaboration of oil and natural gas companies and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that undertakes collaborative research and development projects to investigate and improve upon 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 advocacy of the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards.  

“Unifying and intensifying the work of experts around the world, regardless of affiliation, is a key part of ISAGCA’s mission. We believe that automation providers, 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 industry today and tomorrow,” said ISA Executive Director Mary Ramsey. “We are proud to bring together a diverse group of thought 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. Current members of LOGIIC include BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Total, ConocoPhillips, and other large oil and gas companies that operate significant global energy infrastructure.  

To learn more about the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance, visit http://www.isa.org/isagca. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, contact ISA Marketing & Communications Director Jennifer Halsey at jhalsey@isa.org.

Contact Information Jennifer Halsey International Society of Automation (ISA) http://www.isa.org/isagca (919) 549-8411  

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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 continues to make an impact in the media. Here are a few examples: 

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 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 Global Cybersecurity Alliance Homeland Preparedness News, United States  


Founding Members  

PAS
xage security
MOCANA
Wallix
Bayshore
Supporting Member - senhasegura
radiflow
exida
Munio Security
Digital Immunity
tripwire
INL - Idaho National Laboratory

Join the Movement: Contact ISA to Learn More

Let’s talk about how your company or organization can join us—contact Rick Zabel at rzabel@isa.org or +1 919 990 9233. Press and media should contact ISA’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Jennifer Halsey, at jhalsey@isa.org or +1 919 990 9287.  

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