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IEC 62443 Compliance Scheme: What's New?

The presenter will provide an update on the status of the ISASecure program. ISASecure continues to evolve based on feedback from cybersecurity experts from certification bodies, asset-owners, tool suppliers, and automation technology suppliers.
Attendees will be interested in recent developments including:
    1. Change to maintenance of certification policy which aligns more closely with the security lifecycle foundations of ISA/IEC 62443 and is less burdensome for suppliers.
    2. Change to third party testing approach, significantly reducing costs and burden to suppliers.
    3. Reduction in logo/registation fees and more closely aligning with the security lifecycle foundations of ISA/IEC 62443.
    4. Retirement of CRT tool recognition program.
    5. Collaboration with industry groups and new initiatives



Andre Ristano

Mr. Ristaino is Managing Director of global conformance certification programs at the International Society of Automation. He directs the ISASecure automation and control systems cybersecurity certification program which uses the ISA/IEC 62443 (IEC 62443) standards. 

Mr. Ristaino is an international presenter on the IEC 62443 standards, control systems certification and application to key vertical industries including traditional process industries, building management systems and medical systems. He is an invited expert to the ERNCIP in support of the EU control systems cybersecurity certification initiative, an advisor for an ORNL research project on malware in the bulk electric distribution network, an invited presenter on cybersecurity and wireless technology at ARC Forums and, has published articles in the ISA InTech magazine. 

Prior to ISA, Mr. Ristaino held positions at NEMA, Renaissance Worldwide and, Deloitte & Touche Consulting’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group where he was a recognized leader in system lifecycle methodologies. Industries served include state and local government, utilities, USAF-LC, discrete manufacturing and, pharmaceutical and FDA regulated manufacturing sites. 

Mr. Ristaino earned a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MS in Computer Systems Applications from the American University in Washington DC with a focus on expert systems and artificial intelligence.Mr. Ristaino holds an APICS CPIM certification.