Joel Langill is a security researcher for InfoSec Institute and has over 25 years of control systems experience. He possess an in-depth knowledge and experience in industrial control systems architectures, product development, system implementation, system upgrades and migrations 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 have included major companies such as General Electric, Shell Oil Company, Honeywell Process Solutions, and ENGlobal Automation. Langill, through his previous employers, gained rare and insightful expertise in the risks and mitigation of cyber vulnerabilities in industrial control systems.
Langill's unique approach to security emphasizes the processes and people used to implement security programs, rather than relying solely on technology or "products". 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. Most recently he has played a central role in the analysis and implications of the Stuxnet worm, including new methods of mitigating current and future attacks on critical infrastructure.