As announced on May 20th, ISAGCA Members Schneider Electric, 1898 & Co., Dragos, and Idaho National Laboratory will serve as members of the international Operational Technology Cybersecurity Expert Panel appointed by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA).
“Around the world, countries are planning their approaches to the persistent and significant cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure and industrial operations,” said ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Managing Director Andre Ristaino in the press release.
“The US government is also painfully aware of the importance of protecting critical infrastructure, as highlighted by the recent attack on the Colonial Pipeline. This incident is only a wake-up call if you haven’t been paying attention. Our organizations have been advocating for smarter cybersecurity approaches for a decade or more through our standards committee, certification body, and most recently, the founding of the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance. Nearly 50 member companies, acting individually and as a group, are serving as subject matter experts in nearly every world region to drive adoption and usage of the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards as the foundational basis for assessing and managing cybersecurity risk across all industry sectors.”
Singapore’s approach to global concerns over cybersecurity includes a defined plan created by their government and the country’s Cyber Security Agency (CSA). CSA launched its OT Cybersecurity Masterplan in 2019, providing guidance to professionals working in OT environments with a focus on security industrial control systems. The three objectives of the masterplan are:
- To create awareness of the OT challenges faced across industries within Singapore
- To align the efforts of OT cybersecurity initiatives and to address cyber-threats, including a recommendation to leverage the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards within the Cybersecurity Code of Practice (CCOP) as one of the key components of a strong cybersecurity approach
- To guide the development of effective cybersecurity initiatives, solutions, and to encourage partnerships with industry leaders and stakeholders