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Guelph, ON

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Mr. Graham Nasby


Graham Nasby is an industry-recognized leader in the OT (operational technology), SCADA and automation sector for his efforts in cybersecurity best practices, standards development, alarm management, and operational efficiency. Through his work with ISA, CSA, ANSI, and the IEC, he has co-authored international standards on systems design, cybersecurity, industrial automation, alarm management, and HMI systems. Graham has multi-industry experience, ranging from the technical to project/program management, in the pharmaceutical, water/wastewater, nanotechnology, process, and rail transport industries. His background includes operations, capital projects, construction management, and developing long term technology roadmaps. As a technical and thought leader, Graham is a frequent author of industry articles and invited speaker at industry events.

Graham has been working with automation for over 20 years.  From 2010-2022 he worked with SCADA systems in the municipal water sector, and was heavily involved with the ISA water/wastewater division. He is currently the senior manager of OT security architecture for a major North American railroad. 

Graham has been involved with ISA standards committees since 2009. He has been involved with ISA as a volunteer leader, at both a local and international level, since 2010.

Division Leadership Position

Section Affiliation

Division Affiliation

Level of Education

Bachelor’s/Undergraduate Degree

Professional Associations

Association of American Railroads (AAR) - Interoperable Train Control (ITC) committee - security subcommittee
2022 - Present

Canadian Railway Association - Enhanced Train Control (ETC) committee - security subcommittee
2022 - Present

Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) - Ontario, Canada
2021 - Present

AIChE - Amercian Institute of Chemical Engineers
2012 - Present

ACM - Association for Computing Machinery (senior member)
2010 - Present

AWWA - Amercian Water Works Association
2010 - Present

OWWA - Ontario Water Works Association
2010 - Present

WEAO - Water Environment Association of Ontario
2010 - Present

WEF - Water Environment Federation
2010 - Present

ISPE - International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers
2007 - 2014

PMI - Project Management Institute
2005 - Present

ISA - International Society of Automation (senior member)
2004 - Present

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (senior member)
1998 - Present

OSPE - Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
1998 - Present

PEO - Professional Engineers Ontario
1997 - Present


  • Certified Automation Professional ® (CAP ®)

Non-ISA Certification

  • Professional Engineer
  • Project Management Professional
  • FS Eng. - Safety Instrumented Systems, CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISM - Certified Information Security Manager

Honors and Awards

Keith Otto Award - best article of the year in InTech magazine
International Society of Automation (ISA)

Member of the Year - ISA Water/Wastewater Industry Division (WWID)
International Society of Automation (ISA)

Member of the Year - Water/Wastewater Industry Division
International Society of Automation (ISA)

Mid-Career Achievement Award
University of Guelph School of Engineering

S&P Award - Outstanding Leadership in the Development of ISA-TR18.2.7-2017
International Society of Automation (ISA)

Standards Leader of the Year Award - Standards Excellence (Society-level)
International Society of Automation (ISA)

Technical Division Leader of the Year Award (Society-level)
International Society of Automation (ISA)

Volunteer Leader of the Year (Society-Level)
International Society of Automation (ISA)