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ISA Security Compliance Institute Expands Coverage of ISASecure® Cybersecurity Certification Program

Release date: 2/11/2014

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (11 February 2014) –  The ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) announced today the availability of a system-level cybersecurity certification for industrial automation and control systems (IACS) products. ISCI also announced Q2 2014 availability of an organizational certification which ensures that suppliers are following cybersecurity development and support lifecycle processes for IACS products.

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (11 February 2014) –  The ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) announced today the availability of a system-level cybersecurity certification for industrial automation and control systems (IACS) products. ISCI also announced Q2 2014 availability of an organizational certification which ensures that suppliers are following cybersecurity development and support lifecycle processes for IACS products. 

Supplier organizations are encouraged to contact an ISASecure-accredited lab for details on these new certifications and the steps for certifying IACS products and their organization’s product development and support lifecycle processes. 
The new product certification is the System Security Assurance (ISASecure SSA) which assesses the cybersecurity of off-the-shelf industrial control systems and certifies conformance to IEC 62443-3-3. The objective of this certification is to ensure cybersecurity robustness for off-the-shelf control systems and to certify that the systems are free from known vulnerabilities. The SSA program description and certification specifications are available for download in PDF format from the ISCI website at www.isasecure.org.

The new organizational certification is the Security Development Life Cycle Assurance (SDLA) certification which ensures that a supplier’s product development organization has institutionalized cybersecurity into their product development and support lifecycle processes and follows them consistently on an ongoing basis. The objective of this certification is to ensure that cybersecurity is designed into IACS products from the beginning and is followed throughout all product development and support lifecycle phases.

ISCI has been certifying embedded devices under the Embedded Device Security Assurance certification (ISASecure EDSA) scheme. EDSA, the first ISASecure certification, assures cybersecurity for off-the-shelf embedded devices and lists certified devices from prominent suppliers such as Honeywell and Yokogawa.

The ISASecure™ program has been developed by the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) with a goal to accelerate industry-wide cybersecurity improvement for IACS. ISASecure certifications are based upon international cybersecurity standards including the IEC 62443 series, ISO 27001 and other relevant industry-consensus standards.   

The ISASecure IACS cybersecurity certification program is an ISO/IEC Guide 65 conformance scheme supporting ISCI’s goal to operate a globally recognized IACS cybersecurity certification program. Independent third-party accreditation by IEC accreditation bodies (AB), such as ANSI/ACLASS and JAB, ensures the credibility and value of the ISASecure certification by objectively attesting to the competence and qualification of ISCI certification bodies (CB) and laboratories.

About the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI)
Founded in 2007, the ISA Security Compliance Institute’s mission is to provide the highest level of assurance possible for the cyber security of industrial automation control systems (IACS).

The Institute was established by thought leaders from major organizations in the industrial automation controls community seeking to improve the cyber security posture of Critical Infrastructure for generations to come. ISCI Members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Aramco Services, Honeywell, Invensys (now Schneider Electric), Yokogawa, exida, Codenomicon, CSSC, and IPA-Japan.

The Institute’s goals are realized through industry standards compliance programs, education, technical support, and improvements in suppliers’ development processes and users’ life cycle management practices. The ISASecure® designation ensures that IACS products conform to industry consensus cyber security standards such as IEC 62443, providing confidence to users of ISASecure products and systems and creating product differentiation for suppliers conforming to the ISASecure specification. 

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ISASecure® is a registered trademark of the ISA Security Compliance Institute.

ISCI press contact:
Andre Ristaino
919-990-9222