Security Institute Gains ANSI Pilot Program

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 06:08 PM gHale


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)/ACLASS brand launched a formal pilot accreditation program based on the requirements of the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification program.
ISASecure recognizes and promotes cyber secure products and practices for industrial automation suppliers and operational sites.
An agreement between ISCI, ANSI, and ACLASS establishes ANSI/ACLASS as the Accreditation Body for organizations that provide product certifications in accordance with the ISASecure EDSA conformance scheme as well ISO/IEC Guide 65, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems.
”With our device certification requirements and lab accreditation requirements complete, we can now accredit labs to international standards to provide certification services,” said Andre Ristaino, ISCI managing director.
One of the goals of gaining third-party accreditation is to show a distinction from competitors in the market.
Companies desiring to become an accredited ISASecure EDSA certification body and/or laboratory should visit the ANSI ISASecure website for a description of the ISASecure EDSA program and information on accreditation requirements, fees, and the application process. The 30-day open period to apply for accreditation under the pilot program started August 2 and ends September 1.
“The industry’s vision to set up a globally recognized security assessment program for our automation control systems is being realized through ISCI,” said Ivan Susanto, manager PCN & SCADA security of Chevron and ISCI board vice chairman.



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