ISASecure™ Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) Certification Program
ANAB offers accreditation for communication robustness testing (CRT) laboratories certifying cyber-secure products in accordance with the ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) Certification Program.
The ISASecure Certification Program was developed by the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI), an industry consortium, to accelerate industry-wide improvement of cyber-secure products and practices for industrial automation suppliers and operational sites. ISA incorporated ASCI in 2006 to provide a home for certification, conformance, and compliance assessment activities in the automation arena. ASCI has expanded on ISA's 50 years of work in standards development by facilitating the effective implementation of automation industry standards.
EDSA, the first ISA Secure certification program, focuses on the security of embedded devices and addresses device characteristics and supplier development practices for those devices.
An embedded device that meets the requirements of the ISASecure EDSA specification earns the ISASecure EDSA certification, a trademarked designation that provides instant recognition of product security characteristics and capabilities, and provides an independent industry stamp of approval similar to a Safety Integrity Level Certification (ISO/IEC 61508).
The ISASecure designation is earned by industrial control suppliers for products that demonstrate adherence to an industry consensus cyber security specification for security characteristics and supplier development practices.
Additional information on the program can be found at the ISASecure Program site.
Laboratories interested in achieving status as ISASSecure Chartered Laboratory must meet requirements outlined in EDSA-200, ISA Security Compliance Institute - Embedded Device Security Assurance - ISASecure EDSA chartered laboratory operations and accreditation.
ANAB and ANSI offer a joint program to provide dual ANAB-ANSI accreditation. Certification bodies can gain accreditation from both ANAB and ANSI through this joint program rather than applying to each organization separately.
For more information on ISASecure accreditation, contact Roger Muse,