Orlando, Florida., April 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Fortress Information Security, the nation’s leading cybersecurity provider for critical infrastructure organizations with digitized assets, has joined the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA). Fortress provides cybersecurity solutions to much of the US electrical grid and plays a critical role in defining and supporting policies and practices that seek to protect critical infrastructure across the board and further align consumer security practices. asset owners and industrial providers.
ISAGCA is comprised of many diverse and innovative organizations that strive to challenge and shape the future of cybersecurity based on globally accepted standards and best practices, and in particular the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards.
“ISAGCA focuses on ensuring safe industrial automation and control systems in supply chains,” he said. gonda lamberink, vice president of critical manufacturing security solutions for Fortress. “Collaboration between asset owners, system integrators and vendors makes the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards well-positioned to positively impact industrial and critical infrastructure, including but not limited to utilities. energy, water management systems, health care, and transportation systems.”
“We are pleased to add Fortress, a key provider of cybersecurity services, to ISAGCA’s expanding team of stakeholders working to establish OT cybersecurity as an engineering discipline,” he said. megan samfordPresident of ISAGCA and Vice President, Director of Product Safety, Energy Management at Schneider Electric.
“The addition of Fortress will accelerate our expansion of the ISAGCA End User Council through Fortress Asset to Provider Network members, including major electric power utilities, among other asset owners and their providers” . Andre RistainoDirector General of ISAGCA, he added.
The ISA/IEC 62443 standards have a far-reaching influence on government and industry. Last year, the New York State legislature made reference to these standards in a recently proposed cyber security bill. Also in 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) formally adopted ISA/IEC 62443 as horizontal standard.
Fortress has implemented the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards on the Fortress Platform and Asset to Vendor Network for security risk assessment, management, and supply chain information exchange linked to security controls.
“We have aligned our Fortress Cyber-Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) security risk assessment, management and data solutions with ISA/IEC 62443 standard controls as part of an ongoing effort to secure critical infrastructure,” he said. Lamberink. “Facilitating supply chain collaboration around security controls that are well understood among asset owners, system integrators and product vendors is vital to achieving critical infrastructure cybersecurity.”
The shared goals of Fortress and ISAGCA intersect with the cybersecurity efforts of critical infrastructure and manufacturing industries. As Fortress strives to illuminate and manage supply chain security risks and vulnerabilities, ISAGCA provides the community with an emphasis on designating cybersecurity as a crucial pillar of risk management plans, integrating security within the cycle of operations and maintaining compliance with standards in all supply chains.
Fortress and ISAGCA embark on a joint mission to secure industrial and critical infrastructure by joining forces. Fortress looks forward to the innovation and evolution that will inevitably result from this collaborative partnership.
About Fortress Information Security
Fortress Information Security protects critical infrastructure from cybersecurity risks with vendor and asset risk management solutions. Fortress is the only company that connects IT and OT assets and providers with a holistic approach.
Fortress specializes in critical heavy infrastructure sectors such as electric power utilities, oil and gas, government, industrial automation, healthcare, transportation and more.
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