Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA (3 October 2019) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today that WisePlant—a global provider of industrial solutions in secure automation and energy, industrial cybersecurity, asset security, and functional, intrinsic, and worker safety—is an ISA Corporate Partner.
WisePlant, founded in South America and headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida USA, has been providing customized safety and cybersecurity services and solutions to South America’s leading process companies and mission-critical industries since its 2012 inception.
The company specializes in providing consulting and training services—through its independent WiseSecurity and WiseCourses Academy divisions—based on the ISA/IEC-62443 series of industrial automation and control systems (IACS) security standards. WisePlant’s mission is to deliver the proactive capabilities and defenses needed to mitigate serious security and safety risks.
ISA/IEC 62443, the world's only consensus-based series of industrial cybersecurity standards and those endorsed by the United Nations, protect the IACS and networks that control operational technology machinery and associated devices within critical infrastructure and manufacturing plants. Without these defenses in place, an industrial cyberattack can result in plant shutdown, operational and equipment impairment, and severe economic and environmental damage, and put lives at risk.
WisePlant was the first South American company to become a member and supporter of the ISASecure® certification program, which assesses industrial automation and control products and systems to ensure they are robust against network attacks, free from known vulnerabilities, and meet the security capabilities defined in the ISA/IEC 62443 standards. WisePlant also has collaborated with ISA to educate industrial leaders in South America on ISA/IEC 62443 standards and ISA training courses based on the standards.
Under the partnership agreement, WisePlant will work with ISA to co-develop a range of informational and promotional resources, including webinars, technical content published in InTech magazine; and a diverse range of online and e-newsletter ads, video alerts, and ebook sponsorships delivered on and through Automation.com, ISA's online publisher of automation-related content.
"We are very excited to be partnering with ISA to educate owners and operators of critical infrastructure about the value and significance of the ISA/IEC 62443 standards, and demonstrate how efficiently and effectively they can be adopted and implemented,” said Maximillian G. Kon, CEO and Managing Director at WisePlant. "From process to discrete manufacturing, WisePlant and its divisions provide specialized consulting services and leading technology solutions to combat industrial cyber risk and improve operational safety and security. We expect our alliance with ISA, a widely and long-recognized leader in industrial automation security standards, training, and education, will build on our strategic strengths and enhance our ability to deliver value to our customers around the world.”
“As a company that provides ISA/IEC-62443-based cybersecurity solutions and services across the same broad industry spectrum that ISA serves—most notably oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, mining, metals, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals—WisePlant is a natural fit as an ISA Corporate Partner,” says Jennifer Infantino Halsey, ISA’s Director of Marketing & Communications. “WisePlant is well positioned, given its knowledge of the ISA/IEC-62443 standards, to complement our efforts to expand global awareness around the need to protect IACS from the growing risks of a cyberattack through internationally adopted cybersecurity standards.”
About the ISA Corporate Sponsorship Program
The ISA Corporate Sponsorship Program offers companies a customized, tailored approach to sponsorship within the organization. Partnership packages include year-round promotion, prominent association-wide access and recognition, and turnkey service from a dedicated team of professionals.
Companies can bundle ISA products and services with marketing opportunities, providing a more streamlined approach to corporate sponsorship. For more information about ISA's Corporate Partnerships Program, visit www.isa.org/partnershipsoverview.
About WisePlant – A WiseGroup Company
From our locations throughout South America—including Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Bogotá, and Montevideo—and its US headquarters in Pompano Beach, Florida, WisePlant provides technology solutions to all industrial segments. Our areas of action and portfolio of solutions and services include process measurement, secure automation, secure energy, industrial cybersecurity, functional safety, intrinsic safety, worker safety, and asset security with many years of experience in multidisciplinary projects.
Together with specialized systems integrators, we select the technology to be used and provide customized solutions to implement the services by world-class best practices and methodologies. Our team of technicians and engineers have experience working on large-scale projects for international companies. Our knowledge and technology apply across various industries, such as oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, mining, metals, food, beverages, automotive, pharmaceutical, and many more. For more information, visit https://wiseplant.com.
The International Society of Automation is a nonprofit professional association founded in 1945 to create a better world through automation. ISA advances technical competence by connecting the automation community to achieve operational excellence. The organization 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 Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), 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 (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).