Research Triangle Park, NC — The ISASecure Program announced that Johnson Controls has earned the world’s first ISASecure CSA certification for its smart buildings products with YORK® YK and YZ centrifugal chillers.
Industrial control suppliers can earn ISASecure designations for robust products that are free from recognized liabilities. This certification comes at a time when cybersecurity threats are rising and businesses are considering the potential vulnerabilities of unprotected building infrastructures. It provides customers with assurance that each product meets the technical security requirements for IACS components as defined in the internationally recognized ISA/IEC62443-4-2 cybersecurity standards and is developed in accordance with the internationally recognized ISA/IEC 62443-4-1 cybersecurity standard.
“We understand what’s at stake for our customers. That’s why Johnson Controls is committed to bringing cyber-resilient building solutions to market. The ISASecure certification recognizes this commitment and provides reassurance at a time when cyber threats to operational technology are increasing,” said Jason Christman, vice president and chief product security officer, Johnson Controls.
“The YORK® YK and YZ chiller ISASecure product certification is the first in the chiller industry, demonstrating Johnson Controls’ leadership in proactively securing our products and solutions as well as our customers’ peace of mind,” said Joe Villani, director of controls engineering, Johnson Controls
The ISASecure program was established to independently certify the cybersecurity of operational technology and automation control systems, such as those deployed within smart buildings.
"Johnson Controls continues to demonstrate leadership in cybersecurity for smart buildings,” said Mike Medoff, director of cybersecurity certification at exida. "The ISASecure certification program Component Security Assurance (CSA) focuses on the security of software applications, embedded devices, host devices, and network devices."
“A number of manufacturers have committed to the ISA/IEC 62443 standards for smart building technology,” said Andre Ristaino, managing director, Automation Standards Compliance Institute, and director of ISAGCA. “Johnson Controls is the first to formally certify a smart building product under the ISASecure certification scheme. Johnson Controls has been an enthusiastic supporter of both the ISA/IEC 62443 international cybersecurity standard and has demonstrated leadership in securing automation that affects our everyday lives.”