Gartner Expert

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.

Previous experience

Mr. Voster has worked for 18 years in total in the Oil & Gas industry: Seven years at Raytheon Engineers and 11 years at Shell. Responsibilities included setting up and restructuring IT and security organizations globally and various strategy roles. When he was working for Unilever, Mr. Voster was initially IT manager, but later focused on development and deployment of data warehousing and enterprise application integration solutions.

Professional background

Shell

Strategy Manager

Unilever

Delivery Manager

Raytheon

Information Systems Consultant

Areas of coverage

Security and Risk Management Leaders

Technology, Information and Resilience Risk

Education

Bachelor's Degree, Civil Engineering

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What is the ideal governance structure for security?

2How should security in an OT environment be set up?

3What should an information security strategy look like?

4What should the organization or operating model for the security function look like?

5What processes should the security function focus on?