Integrating Cybersecurity into Facility Operations

Ian Verhappen

Senior Solutions Architect at Willowglen Systems

Session Description
In the dynamic landscape of the oil and gas industry, Ian Verhappen, a Senior Solutions Architect at Willowglen Systems Inc., brings a distinguished career spanning back to the 1980s in automation. Certified as an Automation Professional and a licensed Professional Engineer in three provinces, he’s an ISA Fellow and a member of the Automation Hall of Fame. With a remarkable legacy in writing and presenting, he shared insights at the Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Conference 2023. This blog delves into his presentations, illuminating the transformative ideas driving the future of oil and gas through automation and digitalization.

In this evolving era, the oil and gas sector faces a paradigm shift, recognizing the imperative of integrating cybersecurity into facility operations. Regulatory mandates now solidify the inseparable connection between digital security and the protection of critical infrastructure. This blog expounds on the crucial concept of seamlessly weaving cybersecurity into facility operations. It highlights the significance of Cyberthreat Intelligence (CTI) services, bridging IT and OT teams, and embracing continuous patching to ensure the sector’s resilience against evolving vulnerabilities.

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