A International Society of Automation (ISA), one of the world's largest professional standards setting and education organizations in the automation industry, has just created a global alliance of companies - including multinationals Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Claroty, Nozomi Networks, and, now also TI Safe - focused on protecting manufacturing plants, utilities and other critical cyber-risk operations.
The proposed Global Cybersecurity Alliance It is to establish a collaborative forum to promote cyber security awareness, education, readiness and sharing. Marcelo Branquinho, CEO of TI Safe explains that this is not just about training professionals, but also helping to develop best practices for a global business community that needs to implement shop floor security. Initiatives will include expanding the development and use of industry standards, creating education and certification programs, advocacy for cyber security awareness, and sensible approaches to governments and global regulators.
TI Safe's goal is to help nationally-owned companies implement global standards locally. According to Branquinho, these standards point to good practices, but do not detail how to implement, how to put equipment and technological solutions to comply with the items that the standards determine. "We have been operating in this market for 13 years and we are used to transposing global standardization into the national scenario. We have detailed the standards, making them more palatable to the Brazilian public, in tune not only with the country's language, but also with the industrial environment. Brazilian".
TI Safe will act on several fronts. The first is by helping alliance working groups to develop best practices by looking at existing standards. A second strand is in the training part. "Our goal is to associate our training, which has a very intense practical part, with the theoretical part of ISA. The idea is to join forces to be complementary," details Branquinho.