News | March 22, 2019

Johnson Controls Joins ISA Security Compliance Institute In Support Of The ISA Secure Cybersecurity Conformance Scheme

The ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) announced recently that Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls, a global industrial leader, has joined the ISA Security Compliance Institute 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,” stated Jason Christman, vice president and chief product security officer, Johnson Controls.

As a strategic level member of ISASecure, Johnson Controls joins thought leaders who are taking action to secure automation and control systems around the world, including support for product conformity assessment to ISA/IEC 62443 standards. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards is designed to provide a flexible framework to address and mitigate current and future security vulnerabilities in industrial automation and control systems (IACS).

The addition of Johnson Controls provides leadership for establishing ISA/IEC 62443 standards and ISASecure as the basis for securing smart buildings and smart cities around the globe.

“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,” stated Andre Ristaino, ISCI managing director.

The IEC 62443 certification program most requested by end users
ISASecure is an industry-led initiative established to independently certify the cybersecurity of control systems, automation, and IOT technology. The program strives to include a balance of stakeholders and ensures that end-users fill leadership roles in the ISASecure decision-making; including leading in certification specification development processes.

The ISASecure scheme has been well-vetted by end-users, certification bodies, and control system suppliers from many industry sectors including traditional process industries and building control industries.

ISASecure has been active for over 10 years with the first certificate of conformance issued in early 2011. The certification scheme is based upon international ISA/IEC 62443 standards developed by subject matter experts from many industries around the globe.

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For more information, visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions
Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco, YORK, Metasys, Ruskin, Titus, Frick, PENN, Sabroe, Simplex and Grinnell. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com.

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). ISCI is a wholly-owned conformity assessment organization within the International Society of Automation (ISA) where the ISA/IEC 62443 standards are developed.

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. 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 IEC 62443, providing confidence to users of ISASecure products and systems and creating product differentiation for suppliers conforming to the ISASecure specification. For more information, visit www.isasecure.org.

SOURCE: The ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI)