Grantek Cybersecurity Expert Featured in ISA Interchange

December 16, 2020

ISA Interchange

ISA Interchange, the official blog of the International Society of Automation (ISA) features an article on how Industrial Security meets the Internet of Things. This article, titled: “What Is IoT Security?“, was written by Jacob Chapman, Grantek’s Director, Industrial IT & Cybersecurity. Jacob also serves as the Chairman of ISA’s Cybersecurity Committee of Smart Manufacturing & IIoT Division.

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“In essence, building a wall for the attacker to climb over is not the right approach—a “moat” is needed, so wide and with mud so thick that attackers cannot run through it. That approach requires a combination of foundational system design practices (such as segmenting and filtering traffic within a network), advanced security technologies (such as intrusion detection systems), cybersecurity training and awareness for everyone from the operator to the executive, and policies and processes for maintaining the systems and security programs.”
– ISA Interchange, December 2020

As a member of the ISA-99 Working Group, Jacob assisted with the development of IEC-62443-2-1 Cybersecurity Standards. IEC-62443-2-1 defines the elements necessary to establish a cyber security management system (CSMS) for industrial automation and control systems (IACS) and provides guidance on how to develop those elements.

ISA ( is a non-profit professional association founded in 1945 to create a better world through automation. ISA advances technical competence by connecting the automation community to achieve operational excellence. The organization develops widely-used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

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