ISA Security Compliance Institute calls for input on specification

The Technical Steering Committee of the ISA Security Compliance Institute is developing the Embedded Controller Security Assurance segment (ECSA) of the ISASecure conformance specification for industrial automation control systems (IACS). This specification is intended to provide assurances of secure characteristics in network- connected IACS devices that monitor and control manufacturing processes in an industrial environment.

The ISA Security Compliance Institute is releasing this Call for Input to encourage a cross section of industry security experts to collaboratively create the Embedded Controller SA conformance specification. The specification will be constructed within the framework of the ISA99 Standard Foundational Requirements, will be measurable and testable and, establish the basis for the first ISASecure conformance tests for devices.

Interested parties are asked to notify the ISA Security Compliance Institute of their interest in contributing to the ECSA via email to Andre Ristaino at aristaino@isa.org by August 15, 2008. Contact Andre Ristaino at aristaino@isa.org to request a copy of the CFI. The Call for Input document containing deadlines and further detail, will be posted August 4, 2008 on the home page of ISA Security Compliance Institute website at www.isa.org/ISASecure

For more information contact Andre Ristaino, managing director at 919-990-9222, email aristaino@isa.org.

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