• ISA99, Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security


    The ISA99 standards development committee brings together industrial cyber security experts from across the globe to develop ISA standards on industrial automation and control systems security. This original and ongoing ISA99 work is being utiilized by the International Electrotechnical Commission in producing the multi-standard IEC 62443 series.

    Below you will see the official scope and purpose of ISA99, and the complete list of experts currently on the committee. New participants are always welcome — and you need not be a member of ISA to participate.

    For the latest information on ISA99 and the ongoing development of the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards on the cyber security of industrial automation and control systems,  please contact  Eliana Brazda.

    ISA99 Scope

    The ISA99 committee addresses industrial automation and control systems whose compromise could result in any, or all, of the following situations:

    • endangerment of public or employee safety
    • loss of public confidence
    • violation of regulatory requirements
    • loss of proprietary or confidential information
    • economic loss
    • impact on national security.

    The concept of manufacturing and control systems electronic security is applied in the broadest possible sense, encompassing all types of plants, facilities, and systems in all industries.  Manufacturing and control systems include, but are not limited to:

    • hardware and software systems such as DCS, PLC, SCADA, networked electronic sensing, and monitoring and diagnostic systems
    • associated internal, human, network, or machine interfaces used to provide control, safety, and manufacturing operations functionality to continuous, batch, discrete, and other processes.

    Physical security is an important component in the overall integrity of any control system environment, but it is not specifically addressed in this series of documents.

    The following diagram depicts the status of the various work products in the ISA/IEC 62443 series of IACS standards and technical reports.

     

    ISA99 Purpose

    The ISA99 committee will establish standards, recommended practices, technical reports, and related information that will define procedures for implementing electronically secure manufacturing and control systems and security practices and assessing electronic security performance.  Guidance is directed toward those responsible for designing, implementing, or managing manufacturing and control systems and shall also apply to users, systems integrators, security practitioners, and control systems manufacturers and vendors. 

    The Committee's focus is to improve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of components or systems used for manufacturing or control and provide criteria for procuring and implementing secure control systems. Compliance with the Committee's guidance will improve manufacturing and control systems electronic security, and will help identify vulnerabilities and address them, thereby reducing the risk of compromising confidential information or causing manufacturing control systems degradation or failure.

    The Co-Chairs of ISA99 are Jim Gilsinn and Eric Cosman.  If you are interested in assisting in the work of ISA99, or would like more information, please contact Eliana Brazda, ISA Standards.

  • Contacts

    Voting Member Chair
    Eric Cosman


    Voting Member Chair
    James Gilsinn


    Voting Member Managing Director
    Joseph Weiss


    Voting Member
    Dennis Brandl


    Voting Member
    Eric Byres


    Voting Member
    Antony Capel


    Voting Member
    William Cotter


    Voting Member
    Ed Crawford


    Voting Member
    John Cusimano


    Voting Member
    Chris Da Costa


    Voting Member
    Maarten de Caluwe


    Voting Member
    Mark Fabro


    Voting Member
    Gabe Faifman


    Voting Member
    Ronald Forrest


    Voting Member
    Thomas Good


    Voting Member
    Larry Grate


    Voting Member
    Jean-Pierre Hauet


    Voting Member
    Mark Heard


    Voting Member
    Dennis Holstein


    Voting Member
    Bruce Honda


    Voting Member
    Eric Hopp


    Voting Member
    Joel Langill


    Voting Member
    Suzanne Lightman


    Voting Member
    Michael Medoff


    Voting Member
    Glenn Merrell


    Voting Member
    Lee Neitzel


    Voting Member
    Johan Nye


    Voting Member
    Bryan Owen


    Voting Member
    Tom Phinney


    Voting Member
    Jeff Potter


    Voting Member
    Judith Rossebo


    Voting Member
    Miroslaw Ryba


    Voting Member
    Omar Sherin


    Voting Member
    Bryan Singer


    Voting Member
    Graham Speake


    Voting Member
    Kevin Staggs


    Voting Member
    Tatsuaki Takebe


    Voting Member
    Bradley Taylor


    Voting Member
    William Thomson


    Voting Member
    Ted Trost


    Voting Member
    Zachary Tudor


    Voting Member
    Ludwig Winkel


    Alternate Member
    Mike Bush


    Alternate Member
    Piotr Ciepiela


    Alternate Member
    Ashok Nangia


    Alternate Member
    Ragnar Schierholz


    Alternate Member
    Maik Seewald


    Webmaster
    Johan Nye


    Webmaster
    Kevin Staggs


    Staff Contact
    Eliana Brazda


    Staff Contact
    Rob Breiner


    Staff Contact
    Charley Robinson