ISA ( is providing free access to its published reports and draft standards on manufacturing and control systems security. The reports will be available until the end of 2005. ISA is making this move to encourage understanding and application of the approved guidance in its two ANSI-approved technical reports and to obtain feedback for a next generation of standards, which are currently under development.

By making the approved documents available together with the most current drafts of standards under development by the ISA SP99 committee, ISA intends to significantly expand the network of automation professionals, IT professionals, and business executives that will contribute to the application and refinement of best practices.

The two published guidance documents and the two draft standards can be accessed at Comments, suggestions, questions, and offers to help can be submitted to ISA at

— Flow Control Staff