A collaborative forum to advance OT cybersecurity awareness.
Created by the International Society of Automation (ISA), the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA) is a collaborative forum to advance cybersecurity awareness, education, readiness, and knowledge sharing. The objectives of ISAGCA include the acceleration and expansion of standards, certification, education programs, advocacy efforts, and thought leadership. Member companies identify and prioritize initiatives, work to proliferate adoption of and compliance with global standards and contribute to workforce education and certification programs.
The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance is made up of 50+ member companies, representing more than $1.5 trillion in aggregate revenue across more than 2,400 combined worldwide locations. Automation and cybersecurity provider members serve 31 different industries, underscoring the broad applicability of the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards. Membership is open to any organization involved in industrial cybersecurity—end users, automation providers, system integrators, consultants, government agencies, and more.
How We Do Our Work
ISAGCA has organized our efforts into four workgroups with the following objectives.
Awareness and Outreach
Cultivates awareness and engagement around important cybersecurity issues with industry and stakeholders across all relevant sectors. Serves as primary marketing arm for ISAGCA’s objectives and accomplishments.
Advocacy and Adoption
Expands and extends the adoption and use of cybersecurity standards worldwide. Cultivates relationships with key global stakeholder groups and agencies. Develops materials that help all sectors utilize standards and technical guidance.
Training and Education
Delivers specific workforce development initiatives with consideration to all relevant job functions and industry sectors. Develops and promotes training courses, web seminars, educational events, certificates or certification programs, etc.
Compliance and Prevention
Expands and develops compliance, prevention, and harmonization initiatives. Leverages collective expertise and intelligence of member companies for the good of industry.
ISAGCA’s Advisory Board meets quarterly, in addition to monthly all-member meetings, to ensure operating plans are being executed and the organization is meeting its goals.
The Advisory Board appoints a chairperson and vice chairperson, with the option to add other leadership positions as needed. The Advisory Board also reviews and updates the ISAGCA roadmap, prioritization of projects, funding of initiatives, establishment of new working groups or committees, and more.
Vice President and Chief Product Cybersecurity Officer at Honeywell
ISAGCA ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRPERSON
Matt Bohne is a passionate cybersecurity leader and executive with a proven track record of building and leading cybersecurity organizations securing energy, industrial, buildings, nuclear, pharmaceutical, and consumer sectors. He is a sought-after expert with deep experience in DevSecOps, critical infrastructure, software engineering, secure SDLC, supply chain security, privacy, and risk management.
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Johns Manville (JM)
ISAGCA ADVISORY BOARD VICE-CHAIRPERSON
Chris McLaughlin has a passion for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and has spoken frequently at conferences about the importance of working together with engineering counterparts to manage this threat. Chris has over 25 years of security and infrastructure experience leading the vision for a highly complex manufacturing company. In 2022, he was recognized by C100 as one of the top 100 Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) in the United States. In addition to his work with JM, Chris serves as president for the Denver InfraGard chapter and is an active member of the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), both of which focus on protecting critical infrastructure.
Program Manager, ISAGCA
Heidi Cooke is Program Manager for ISAGCA, where she works collaboratively with the consortium's leaders and cybersecurity experts, as well as other stakeholders within the broader International Society of Automation community. Heidi has over 25 years of industrial automation experience, with an electrical engineering degree and learned skills along the way in systems engineering, product development, product marketing, workforce development, and project management.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, ISAGCA
Andre Ristaino is the Managing Director, Global Consortia, Conformity Assessment at the International Society of Automation. His scope of responsibilities includes ISAGCA, ISASecure, LOGIIC, and ICS4ICS. Within ISAGCA, Andre leads the Compliance and Prevention Work Group and the Advocacy and Adoption Work Group. Andre has extensive experience working to develop and manage program to promote the development and deployment of cybersecurity capabilities for numerous industries.
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT
Liz Neiman is the Managing Director of Strategic Engagement at the International Society of Automation. She leads ISA’s marketing, communications, events, and outreach activities and brings more than 22 years of experience in marcom in the standards, conformity assessment, education technology, and architecture industries. Within ISAGCA, Liz leads the Awareness and Outreach Work Group.
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