Honeywell has joined the Global Cyber security Alliance (GCA), created by the International Society of Automation (ISA), as a founding member. The company will collaborate with GCA participants — from other technology providers and integrators to end users and government agencies — to build awareness, provide education, share best practices, and accelerate the development and adoption of cyber security standards.
“Cyber security is the great equalizer for any company,” said Matthew Bohne, Vice President and Chief Product Security Officer, Honeywell Building Technologies. “All companies should thoughtfully incorporate cyber security into the products and services they sell. The entire industry and connected world at large needs to operate with the confidence that our digital infrastructure is robust and secure, whether it’s utilities or facilities and even specific products we use every day. This is core to our collective future, and the GCA provides the platform and partnership to make it happen.”
Honeywell’s involvement with the ISA GCA builds on decades of work, both with ISA and internally, to protect customers and technologies from on- and offline threats. This includes being a founding member of the ISA Security Compliance Institute, which oversees product certification for ISA/IEC 62443 – a series of standards adopted by the International Electro technical Commission (IEC) and endorsed by the United Nations for the cyber security lifecycle of industrial control devices and systems. Honeywell is an industry leader in control system cyber security and has certified more products to the ISA/IEC 62443 standards than any other global supplier.