Marty Edwards

Advisory Board Member

Marty Edwards is a globally recognized industrial automation and control systems (IACS) cybersecurity expert who collaborates with industry, government, and academia to raise awareness of the growing risks of industrial cybersecurity incidents and the need to take steps to mitigate them.

As Director of Strategic Initiatives at the International Society of Automation (ISA), Edwards works with government and industry leaders throughout the world to broaden understanding and imple- mentation of the ISA/IEC 62443 cybersecurity standards. Prior to joining ISA in mid-2017, Edwards—a 25-year industry veteran—was the longest-serving Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). Edwards also served as a program manager focused on control systems security at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and has held a variety of roles in the instrumentation and automation fields. Edwards also currently serves as the Managing Director of the Automation Federation.

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 the institute’s Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2016, Edwards was recognized by FCW in its “Federal 100 Awards” as being one of the top IT professionals in the U.S. federal government.