The organization’s mission is to decrease the time, cost, and risk of developing, acquiring, and deploying control systems by establishing a collaborative industry-based program among asset owners, suppliers, and other stakeholders to:
Facilitate the independent testing and certification of control system products to a defined set of control system security standards;
Use existing control system security industry standards, where available, develop or facilitate development of interim standards where they don’t already exist, and adopt new standards when they become available;
Accelerate the development of industry standards that can be used to certify that control systems products meet a common set of security requirements.
The standards, tests, and conformance processes for control systems products will allow the products to be securely integrated. The ultimate goal is to push the conformance testing into the product development life cycle so that the products are intrinsically secure.