RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) November 12, 2020
The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA, http://www.isa.org/isagca) announced today the inclusion of eight new founding members: Eaton, KPMG, Deloitte, Idaho State University, PETRONAS, Surge Engineering, TDi Technologies, and UL.
The International Society of Automation (http://www.isa.org) created the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance to advance cybersecurity readiness and awareness in manufacturing and critical infrastructure facilities and processes. The ISAGCA brings end-user companies, automation and control systems providers, IT infrastructure providers, services providers, system integrators, and other cybersecurity stakeholder organizations together to proactively address growing threats.
“The operational technologies and control systems that automate critical infrastructure are experiencing a rapid increase in malicious cybersecurity attacks that include data breaches and ransomware. The impact is serious, affecting life, safety, environmental protection, and economic viability across sectors,” said ISAGCA Managing Director Andre Ristaino. “ISAGCA is driving alignment and clarity across public and private sectors – and our diverse group of member companies are working together to advocate for adoption of the ISA/IEC 62443 series of control system cybersecurity standards.”
ISAGCA is made up of 40 member companies, representing more than $240 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.
The newest members to join ISAGCA include:
- Eaton (http://www.eaton.com): Eaton is a power management company made up of over 92,000 employees that provides sustainable solutions to help customers in 175 countries manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power more safely, efficiently, and reliably.
- KPMG (http://www.kpmg.com): One of the world’s Big Four accounting and consulting firms, KPMG operates in 147 countries, serving the needs of business, governments, public-sector agencies, and not-for-profits. KPMG helps clients understand the balance between protection and accessibility, creating strong cybersecurity strategies, and mitigating/preventing disruptions from cybersecurity incidents.
- Deloitte (http://www.deloitte.com): One of the world’s largest accounting and consulting firms, Deloitte’s cybersecurity focus includes advising, implementing, and managing solutions across five areas: strategy, defense, and response; data; application security; infrastructure; and identity.
- Idaho State University (http://www.isu.edu): Idaho State University is a public research-based institution that advances scholarly and creative endeavors through academic instruction, and the creation of new knowledge, research, and artistic works. Idaho State University provides leadership in the health professions, biomedical, pharmaceutical sciences, environmental science, and energy programs.
- PETRONAS (http://www.petronas.com): Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is a global energy and solutions company, ranked amongst the largest corporations on Fortune Global 500®. Wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia, the corporation is vested with the entire oil and gas resources in Malaysia and is entrusted with the responsibility of developing and adding value to these resources. PETRONAS seeks opportunities in energy investments both in hydrocarbon and renewables across the globe, and their portfolio includes conventional and unconventional resources as well as a diverse range of fuel, lubricant, and petrochemical products.
- SURGE Engineering (http://surge.engineering): SURGE Engineering is an engineering firm leading complex automation projects all over the world, especially in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. SURGE works with clients to drive solutions for process controls, safety instrumented systems, industrial and SCADA cybersecurity, and instrumentation challenges.
- TDi Technologies (http://www.tditechnologies.com): TDi is the provider of the ConsoleWorks solution, offering a secure, single method to streamline access and control to any device. The ConsoleWorks platform for human resolution creates a persistent security perimeter which is always monitoring, auditing, and logging activity down to the keystroke to support regulatory, cybersecurity best practices and IT/OT operations.
- UL (http://www.ul.com): UL is a global safety science leader, focused on pushing the frontier of cybersecurity with over two decades of experience in developing cybersecurity frameworks, securing connected devices from chip to cloud, and helping customers throughout the full cybersecurity journey – from developing and implementing cybersecurity strategies, through validation and all the way to certification. UL’s portfolio of OT and IoT security solutions and in-depth capabilities help customers address securing product lifecycles, cybersecurity in smart ecosystems and supply chain risk management.
In July 2019, the ISAGCA was launched by its initial founding members – Claroty, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Nozomi Networks, Rockwell Automation, and Schneider Electric. Within the first year, the organization expanded to include: 1898 & Co.; ACET Solutions; aeSolutions; Bayshore Networks; Beijing Winicssec Technologies Co. Ltd.; CyberOwl; Digital Immunity; Dragos; exida; the ISA Security Compliance Institute; the ISA99 Standards Committee; Idaho National Laboratory; LOGIIC (Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity); Mission Secure, Inc.; Mocana; Munio Security; Nova Systems; PAS Global; Radiflow; Senhasegura; Tenable; TiSafe; Tripwire; Wallix Group; WisePlant; and Xage Security.