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Advocacy and Adoption

Reliance on ISA/IEC 62443 in Public Policy

ISAGCA Advocacy & Adoption

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA) Advocacy & Adoption workgroup is focused on identifying opportunities to reference ISA/IEC 62443 in public policies and enable its adoptions by partnering with other groups.
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Adoption Status of Laws, Regulations, and Standards

Domestic and Global Efforts

The ISAGCA Advocacy Team works with various stakeholders to encourage reliance upon ISA/IEC 62443 in laws, regulations, and other standards. We are continuing our work to engage government agencies in these efforts and engage other standards organizations.

  • Qatar's National Cyber Security Agency recommends reliance on ISA/IEC 62443 for the electricity and water sector.
  • Singapore created a law that references ISA/IEC 62443.
  • Malaysia created regulations that reference ISA/IEC 62443.
  • The European Union meets monthly to work with IEC standards committees to help them reference ISA/IEC 62443 which is recognized as a horizontal standard to provide cybersecurity standards for various IEC standards. Many of the IEC standards committees plan to public a major revision of their standards by 2025.
  • The NEC (National Electrical Code) 2023 Requirements for Critical Operations Power Systems includes references to ISA/IEC 62443 and the ISA Security Compliance Institute.

Collaboration and Partnerships

ISAGCA has established relationships with other organizations to identify opportunities to collaborate on ISA/IEC 62443 advocacy and adoption efforts in their work.

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Energy Sector

ISA Bulk Power System Workgroup is working with DOE to secure the Bulk Power System (BPS) Supply Chain based on a response to a Request for Information on “Securing Critical Electric Infrastructure.”

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Oil and Gas

LOGIIC (Linking the Oil & Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity) is a consortium of five large oil companies who work on projects and studies to improve cybersecurity capabilities of OT systems.


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Industry Groups

Open Process Automation Forum is developing a standards-based, open, secure, interoperable process control architecture.

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Agency Partnerships

ISAGCA has also established relationship with government organizations to collaborate on ISA/IEC 62443 advocacy and adoption efforts:

Additional Projects on Adoption

ISAGCA funds projects designed to improve the adoption of ISA/IEC 62443:

  • IIoT Architectures Project
  • Cross Reference Project
  • Formal liaison between ISAGCA and ISA99 WG9
  • A&A Work Group Led by ISA Staff

Public Policy Advocacy

ISAGCA resources for public policy to support US critical infrastructure: