In a recent press release statement on Friday, Mar. 22nd 2019, the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI), an industry consortium dedicated to accelerating the industry-wide improvement of cyber-secure products and practices for industrial automation, announced Johnson Controls, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based automotive, electronics, and HVAC equipment parts manufacturer, joining the organization as a strategic level member.
“Joining ISA Security Compliance Institute demonstrates Johnson Controls commitment to advancing cybersecurity standards and certification for the global community of manufacturers and customers of intelligent buildings and smart city technologies,” says Jason Christman, vice president, and chief product security officer, Johnson Controls.
As a strategic level member of ISASecure, the Milwaukee-based parts manufacturer will be joining thought leaders, who are active decision-makers in the automation and control system industry spread worldwide, in gaining support for the ISA/IEC 62443 standards. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards are designed with the industrial automation and control systems (IACS) in mind, to provide a flexible framework that is capable of addressing and mitigating current and future security vulnerabilities.
Andre Ristaino, ISCI managing director, says, “We welcome the Johnson Controls team and look forward to working with them here at ISCI. Johnson Controls is a leader in cybersecurity for buildings technologies and solutions. Johnson Controls’ newly minted leadership role in the ISASecure program is a demonstration of its continued commitment to ensuring safe and secure operations at customer sites around the globe”.