Mr. Ristaino is a Managing Director at the International Society of Automation (ISA) based in RTP, North Carolina. He provides staff leadership for ISA’s conformance certification programs including the ISASecure®control systems cybersecurity certification program that certifies automation and control system products to the IEC 62443 series of international standards. Mr. Ristaino was recently appointed as Director of the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA).
Mr. Ristaino is an international presenter on the IEC 62443 standards and control systems certification. He is an invited expert to the ERNCIP in support of the EU control systems cybersecurity certification initiative, an advisor for an ORNL research project on malware in the bulk electric distribution network, an invited presenter on cybersecurity and wireless technology at ARC Forums and, has published articles in the ISA InTech magazine.
Prior to ISA, Mr. Ristaino held positions at NEMA, Renaissance Worldwide and, Deloitte & Touche Consulting’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group where he was a recognized leader in system lifecycle methodologies. Industries served include state and local government, utilities, USAF-LC, discrete manufacturing and, pharmaceutical and FDA regulated manufacturing sites.
Mr. Ristaino earned a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MS in Computer Systems Applications from the American University in Washington DC with a focus on expert systems and artificial intelligence. Mr. Ristaino holds an APICS CPIM certification.
This presentation will describe ISA activities that address securing automation that affects our everyday lives and identify opportunities for ISA collaboration. The presenter will give status updates on ISA training and education, ISA99 committee initiatives/IEC 62443 status, LOGIIC, the ISASecure program and, the newly formed ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance. ISA strives to have active collaboration […]