ISA publishes second edition of its best-selling book on industrial automation and control system security

  • July 21, 2016
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The International Society of Automation (ISA) today announces the second edition release of Industrial Automation and Control System Security Principles, a highly acclaimed book on industrial cybersecurity that became ISA’s best-selling publication during 2013—the year of its initial printing.

The title of the second edition—Industrial Automation and Control System Security Principles: Protecting the Critical Infrastructure—was expanded and updated to reflect the latest advances in industrial automation and control system (IACS) security. IACS serve as the operational underpinnings of critical infrastructure, such as power generation, water treatment, petroleum and chemical processing, and other vital operations.

“The updated edition covers the latest thinking and approaches to IACS security,” says the book’s author, Ronald L. Krutz, Ph.D., P. E., CISSP, ISSEP, Chief Scientist at Security Risk Solutions, Inc. “I wanted to highlight the latest developments—from industrial, governmental and commercial sources—in industrial cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection, and show how they can be practically applied to protect IACS.”

For greater perspective on the value and significance of the updated edition, read the Q&A feature with Dr. Krutz. You’ll also gain important background on the author and learn how you can purchase a copy of this significant new book release. Click here to order the book today.

About ISA

The International Society of Automation ( is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (, an association of non-profit organizations serving as "The Voice of Automation." Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute ( and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (