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Steve Mustard is a member of the board of directors for Mission Critical Global Alliance (MCGA), a nonprofit organization that facilitates the development and dissemination of educational and informational resources intended to upskill the current workforce and to cultivate the next generation of professionals engaged in securely and safely operating mission critical infrastructure while protecting the physical and economic security, health, and safety of the public. 

Steve is an industrial automation consultant with extensive technical and management experience across multiple sectors. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), ISA Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®), UK registered Chartered Engineer (CEng), European registered Engineer (Eur Ing), GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), and Certified Mission Critical Professional (CMCP).


Backed by 30 years of software development experience, Steve specializes in:  the development and management of real-time embedded equipment and automation systems; and the integration of real-time processing, decision-support and other disparate systems to improve business processes. He serves as president of National Automation, Inc.


Steve writes and presents on a wide array of technical topics and is the author of ‘Mission Critical Operations Primer”, published by ISA. He has also contributed to other technical books, including the Water Environment Federation’s “Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, Manual of Practice No.8, Sixth Edition”.
Steve’s previous and current client list includes: the UK Ministry of Defence; NATO; major utilities, such as Anglian Water Services and Sydney Water Corporation; major oil and gas companies, such as BP, BG Group and Shell; Fortune 500 companies, such as Quintiles Laboratories; and other leading organizations.


Publications and Lectures

  • 2018 – Mission Critical Operations Primer, ISA, (ISBN 978-1-945541-71-1)

  • 2017 – Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 8, Water Environment Federation (ISBN 978-1-26003-118-8) – contributing author

  • 2017 - Will blockchain technology disrupt the ICS world?, ISA Intech, November/December 2017

  • 2016 – From Manual to Automated, Water Environment & Technology, May 2016

  • 2015 – When failure is not an option, ISA Flash, No 58, September 2015

  • 2015 – Mission Critical Operations: When failure is not an option, InTech Magazine, May-June 2015

  • 2014 - NIST Cybersecurity Framework Aims To Improve Critical Infrastructure, Power Magazine, February 2014

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Steve Mustard

About MCGA

Since its founding in 2020, leaders in business, government and industry have turned to Mission Critical Global Alliance as a trusted resource in safeguarding operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) elements of mission critical infrastructure.  As a nonprofit organization with expertise in advocacy, skills standards development, education, research, workforce development and professional certifications, we help protect the physical and economic security, health, and safety of the public.