Wam Voster

Wam Voster

Sr Director Analyst
Wam Voster is a Senior Director in Gartner Research, focused on security and risk management. He advises clients on the security of Operational Technology (OT) sometime referred to as ICS security or SCADA security and issues related to security management, security organization and security governance.

Mr. Voster has extensive experience in both directing and advising security programs in complex environments. He is a seasoned IT professional with a background in the Oil and Gas industry as well as in the fast moving consumer goods sector.

Of his 32 years in the IT industry, the last 12 years were dedicated to information security. He is based in the Netherlands, but for most of his career, he either managed or advised on large programs around the globe.
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Monday, 14 February, 2022 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM GST
When Disaster Strikes, Don't Be Caught Unprepared But Have Your Incident Response Ready

Increasingly, security incidents happen without warning and remain undetected for an extended period. When responding to such an active threat, it is vital that the time between the initial detection and the full mitigation is as short as possible. Security & Risk management Leaders must be prepared for the inevitable by having a proper security incident response process.

Tuesday, 15 February, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM GST
Introducing the Gartner OT Security Framework

Organizations need to ensure their Operational Technology (OT) has a framework of People, Process and Technology to increase or at least maintain their OT security posture. Fully aligning to standards like the IEC62443 is for many smaller organizations not feasible. Security & Risk Management Leaders can use these OT Security controls to address the risks in their OT environment.

Tuesday, 15 February, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM GST
Case Study Roundtable: Lessons from the Field – Secure Remote Operations and Maintenance for Critical OT Infrastructure.

The pandemic has introduced a paradigm shift that has recalibrated the risk appetite for owners and operators of critical infrastructure as it relates to remote working. As businesses globally overcome the challenges associated with lockdowns and maintaining their bottom line, remote working has provided the much-needed relief. Nonetheless, is it possible for owners or operators of critical national infrastructure to operate and maintain their services remotely? This session discusses the typical security risks faced by power utilities when undertaking essential activities remotely and recommendations for mitigation of the same. Key takeaways:
• Cyber risks associated with introducing remote access to power systems infrastructure.
• Methodology for effective risk mitigation in OT and control systems environments for enabling secure remote access.
• Lessons learned: remote vs in-person – and its influence on safety.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.