You see the headlines every day. Cyber-attacks are happening everywhere; Germany, Spain and right here in the US. Cyber-attacks are a real threat to every company and according to Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of global IT security firm Kaspersky Labs, the evidence supporting these claims is a dramatic uptick in targeted attacks against networks around the world.
Process and Data Automation (PDA) takes these threats seriously and has taken bold steps to ensure we can help protect our customers. PDA’s own security experts, Mark Silka and Scott McCausland, are among an elite group of professionals who have recently received ISA99/IEC 62443 certifications. Both successfully completed a two-day ISA classroom training course, using ANSI.ISA 99 (IEC 62443) Standards to Secure Your Industrial Control System and successfully passed the rigorous exam.
PDA President Joseph Snyder stated, “It was imperative to us that we were able to provide our customers with the protection they need from these types of imminent attacks. Sending Mark and Scott for this rigorous training and certification is just one more way we can keep our customers safe in today’s dangerous cyber environment”.
In 2013, ISA introduced a new cybersecurity certificate program based on its ISA99/IEC 62443 series of industrial automation and control systems security standards. Drawing on its internationally recognized leadership and expertise in industrial automation and control systems security, the International Society of Automation (ISA) has developed a knowledge-based industrial cybersecurity certificate program. ISA’s new certificate program, the ISA99/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist Certificate, is designed to help professionals involved in IT and control systems security improve their understanding of ISA99/IEC 62443 principles and acquire a command of industrial cybersecurity terminology.
Developed by a cross-section of international cybersecurity subject-matter experts from industry, government and academia, the series of ISA99/IEC 62443 standards apply to all key industry sectors and critical infrastructure, providing the flexibility to address and mitigate current and future vulnerabilities in industrial automation and control systems.
“Our new cybersecurity certificate program is another step forward in ISA’s development as a global leader in industrial cybersecurity standards, training and education, and in building on our commitment to meeting the needs of industrial control systems professionals throughout the world,” says Dalton Wilson, ISA’s Manager of Education Services.
So, who’s protecting your cyber network from an invasion? If your answer isn’t Process and Data Automation, contact us today to learn how we are the right support team for the job.
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