Joel Langill is the SCADAhacker. His expertise was developed over nearly 30 years through in-depth, comprehensive industrial control systems architecture, product development, implementation, upgrade and remediation in a variety of roles covering manufacturing of consumer products, oil and gas including petroleum refining, automation solution sales and development, and system engineering. His employers include major companies such as General Electric, Shell Oil Company, Honeywell Process Solutions, and ENGlobal Automation, offering him rare and insightful expertise in the risks and mitigation of cyber vulnerabilities in industrial control systems.
Joel's unique approach to security emphasizes the processes and people used to implement security programs, rather than relying solely on technology or "products". This directly translates into looking at security not just in terms of the hardware and software solutions covered, but how these components are actually integrated and delivered to end-users. The best strategy for comprehensive security balances People, Processes and Products. His perspective has been sought and cited by numerous industry publications focused on both industrial automation and information security. Joel continues to provide critical input and technical guidance regarding control system vulnerability research, management and mitigation to clients and followers around the world.
Joel's proven experience with integrated industrial control system architecture and design, functional safety, and operational security skills have fostered business relationships with several large industry firms, including Gartner, Siemens, Tofino Security, Waterfall Security Solutions, McAfee, and Kaspersky Labs.
Joel recently completed his role as Technical Editor and contributor to an upcoming book "Applied Cyber Security for the Smart Grid" (scheduled publication early 2Q-2013) with established industry leaders Raj Samani (Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer for McAfee Europe/Middle East/Africa) and Eric Knapp (Director Critical Infrastructure Markets for McAfee). Joel plans to work with Raj and Eric on future collaborative works, including the second edition of Eric's successful book "Industrial Network Security: Securing Critical Infrastructure Networks for Smart Grid, SCADA, and Other Industrial Control Systems".
In 2010 and 2011 prior to launching his own training curriculum, Joel served as the lead boot-camp instructor for InfoSec Institute's SCADA Security course. Joel now offers one of the only advanced cyber security courses focusing entirely on defensive strategies for security industrial control systems, providing participants with exposure to personally developed methodologies covering threat identification, risk management, classification, assessment, and testing.
He is the Director of Critical Infrastructure and SCADA representative for the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI.us), where he was a lead contributor to a report on the use of Stuxnet in cyber warfare. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Penetration Test, Cisco Certified Network Associate, and TÜV Functional Safety Engineer. Joel is also a proud member of the Milwaukee Chapter of InfraGard.
Joel maintains a large presence on various social outlets including Twitter and YouTube with thousands of followers spanning over 40 countries around the globe providing timely and relevant information specifically relating to cyber security for industrial automation and control. He is regularly a guest on webinars and a guest blogger with Tofino Security (TofinoSecurity.com).
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