ACLASS and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have launched a pilot accreditation program based on 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. ANSI-ACLASS will serve as the accreditation body for organizations that provide product certifications in accordance with the ISASecure EDSA conformance scheme and ISO/IEC Guide 65.
Third-party accreditation by ANSI-ACLASS enhances the credibility and value of the ISASecure process by attesting to the competence and qualification of certification bodies and laboratories, offering them a significant distinction from their competitors in the marketplace.
Companies inteterested in becoming accredited ISASecure EDSA certification bodies and/or laboratories should visit the ANSI website for information on accreditation requirements, fees, and the application process. The 30-day open period to apply for accreditation under the pilot program began August 2, 2010, and ends on September 1, 2010.
Read the ANSI news release.