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KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd. joins ISA Security Compliance Institute in support of the ISASecure® IACS Cybersecurity Conformance Scheme

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (12 Oct 2015) –  The ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) announced today that Japan-based KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd. joined the ISA Security Compliance Institute as a technical member in August 2015.

“Risk management consulting has now grown beyond traditional financial and IT consulting. KPMG is now addressing cybersecurity of industrial automation and control systems (IACS),” remarked Tatsuaki Takebe, KPMG Principal Security Advisor Consultant.

International accounting and management consulting firms have a long history in the areas of regulatory compliance, standards, auditing/assessment and risk management. As requirements for organizational accountability become more prevalent, responsible companies are exploring means for meeting obligations and implementing programs to support those initiatives.

“Interest in the ISASecure industrial automation and control system (IACS) cybersecurity certification program from international accounting and management consulting firms like KPMG is an indication that company boards and C-level management are responding to security and safety risks to operations associated with operational technology cybersecurity,” stated Andre Ristaino, ISCI Managing Director. “We look forward to working the the KPMG team at ISCI.”

About KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd.
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG delivers a globally consistent set of multidisciplinary services based on deep industry knowledge. KPMG’s industry focus helps KPMG professionals develop a rich understanding of clients' businesses and the insight, skills, and resources required to address industry-specific issues and opportunities. 

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 ISA/ IEC 62443, providing confidence to users of ISASecure products and systems and creating product differentiation for suppliers conforming to the ISASecure specification.

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

ISCI press contacts:

Andre Ristaino

Michael Brazda