Standards committee proposes Security Compliance Institute

At a May 2007 meeting with the ISA-sponsored Automation Standards Compliance Institute, an ad-hoc group of asset owners and suppliers of industrial automation technology and services moved forward with a plan to establish an ISA Security Compliance Institute. The group’s mission is to decrease the time, cost and risk of developing, acquiring and deploying control systems by establishing ...
By Staff August 15, 2007

At a May 2007 meeting with the ISA-sponsored Automation Standards Compliance Institute, an ad-hoc group of asset owners and suppliers of industrial automation technology and services moved forward with a plan to establish an ISA Security Compliance Institute.

The group’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.

The program is designed to:

  • Facilitate 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. A goal of the organization is to push conformance testing into the product development life cycle.