Cybersecurity for the industrial enterprise is quite different from cybersecurity for other areas. In enterprise security, whether for an office or even for a bank or credit card processor, the acronym, CIA, for confidentiality, integrity, availability is paramount and protecting the data in the servers is the first priority. In operations security, or industrial control security, the acronym is AIC. The first priority in a manufacturing situation is to keep the plant running (availability) with integrity and confidentiality if possible. ISA is the place you will find out how to use this difference to secure your plant.
ISA is working to secure control systems using ISA Secure components and systems from the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI), and has developed the most comprehensive standard, ISA99, which has now become the global industrial cybersecurity standard IEC 62443. The ISA web site has textbooks, training, and a new certification program. The ISA99/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist Certificate is the first of several certification programs designed to provide clear evidence that you have understood and been trained to work in the very different world of industrial control security and systems.
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