The ISA Security Compliance Institute announces new Governing Board for 2015-2016

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (04 September 2015) – The ISA Security Compliance institute (ISCI) announced today its Governing Board for 2015-2016. 

Ed Crawford at Chevron will serve as Board Chairman, replacing Johan Nye at ExxonMobil. Nye will serve as Vice-Chairman, replacing Crawford. Paul Forney at Schneider Electric will serve as the Technical Steering Committee Chairman, replacing Kevin Staggs at Honeywell. Staggs will serve as Marketing Chairmain, replacing Graham Speake at Yokogawa. Eric Cosman will continue to serve as ISA99 committee liaison to ISCI.

ISCI is led by a Governing Board that sets the strategy and direction for ISCI. Governing Board officers serve two-year terms and ensure adherence to annual plans and budgets. Volunteering for a Governing Board officer position requires a significant commitment from the individual and generous support from the respective sponsoring companies. 

“We are pleased to have Ed Crawford as the new ISCI Board Chairman and look forward to his leadership over the next two years,” said Andre Ristaino, Managing Director, ISCI.  “ISCI members would also like to thank the outgoing officers, with a special thanks for outgoing Chairman Johan Nye. Johan has provided steady leadership for ISCI and ensured that ISCI maintained focus on the long-term vision of the organization.”

Message from the new Chairman

It is my privilege to serve as the Chairman of the Board of the ISA Security Compliance Institute. The work that this organization is responsible for is one of the most important in addressing cybersecurity assurance for industrial control systems (ICS).

I want to thank the outgoing Chairman, Johan Nye, for his leadership and guidance that has resulted in the development of the IEC 62443 standards-based EDSA, SSA and SDLA certifications as the model for certifying ICS security.

In an environment of increasing cybersecurity threats and greater need for more intelligent ICS cyber resiliency, it is good to know that ISASecure® is the logo of choice for ICS cybersecurity assurance.”

Regards, Ed Crawford, Chairman of the Board

About the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) 

Founded in 2007, the ISA Security Compliance Institute’s mission is to provide the highest level of assurance possible for the cyber security of industrial automation control systems (IACS).

The Institute was established by thought leaders from major organizations in the industrial automation controls community seeking to improve the cyber security posture of critical Infrastructure for generations to come. ISCI Members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Aramco Services, Honeywell, Invensys (now Schneider Electric), Yokogawa, exida, Codenomicon, CSSC, and IPA-Japan.

The Institute’s goals are realized through industry standards compliance programs, education, technical support, and improvements in suppliers’ development processes and users’ life cycle management practices. The ISASecure® designation ensures that IACS products conform to industry consensus cyber security standards such as ISA/IEC 62443, providing confidence to users of ISASecure products and systems and creating product differentiation for suppliers conforming to the ISASecure specification.

ISASecure® is a registered trademark of the ISA Security Compliance Institute.

ISCI press contacts:

Michael Brazda
Marketing And Operations Manager

Andre Ristaino
Managing Director