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Rockwell Automation joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance as a founding member

Rockwell Automation joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance as a founding member

August 14, 2019 — Production facilities can contain thousands of technologies from different vendors. Cybersecurity threats only need to exploit one of them to steal trade secrets, stop production or even harm workers. To better secure complex and vulnerable production operations, the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance recently announced Rockwell Automation as a founding member.

The alliance is a coalition of industry, government agencies and others working to help secure industrial operations. Some of its objectives include:

  • Accelerating the expansion and use of the ISA/IEC 62443 standards
  • Developing a skilled and cyber-aware workforce
  • Optimizing compliance and prevention initiatives 

“Cybersecurity is critical to digital transformation. It’s critical not only for the protection of information and intellectual property but also for the protection of physical assets, the environment and worker safety. Our engagement with the Global Cybersecurity Alliance will be another important step in our efforts to help customers identify and mitigate risks,” said Rockwell Automation CEO Blake Moret.

ISA developed ISA/IEC 62443, a consensus-based cybersecurity standards for automation and control system applications. Rockwell Automation has earned ISA/IEC 62443-4-1 certification for its Security Development Lifecycle, which it uses to design security into the lifecycle of its products. The company also recently introduced the first industrial controller to obtain ISA/IEC 62443-4-2 certification.

Companies can join the Global Cybersecurity Alliance here.


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.

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation is dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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