Automation group hires cybersecurity expert as managing director

Marty Edwards, a cybersecurity expert and director of the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), has been hired as the managing director of the Automation Federation.

By International Society of Automation (ISA) June 7, 2017

The Automation Federation, which is part of the International Society of Automation (ISA), has hired industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity expert Marty Edwards as its new managing director. Edwards, a 25-year industry veteran, is director of the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), an operational division of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The Automation Federation is an association of non-profit member organizations dedicated to fostering economic growth and manufacturing innovation. Its initiatives and expertise are focused on three key areas: industrial cybersecurity, workforce development, and member advocacy.

Edwards will begin his tenure at the Automation Federation in late June. Current Automation Federation managing director Mike Marlowe will continue with the organization as managing director emeritus until his retirement in December.

Edwards holds a diploma of technology in Process Control and Industrial Automation (Magna cum Laude) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and in 2015 received its Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2016, Mr. Edwards was recognized by FCW in their "Federal 100 Awards" as being one of the top information technology (IT) professionals in the federal government.

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– Edited from an ISA press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering cybersecurity stories.