Joel Langill

Director of Industrial Cyber Security Services


Joel Langill is a part of the Critical Infrastructure Protection team at AECOM where he serves as the Director of Industrial CyberSecurity Services. In his role, he leads and develops teams within AECOM’s global organization focusing on the identification of cyber-physical threats, how they could potentially exploit system and operational weaknesses across cyber, physical and electromagnetic spectrum domains, and how this could impact essential business, manufacturing and mission operations. Cyber security services span multiple sectors including defense, transportation, energy, sporting and entertainment venues, facility management, smart cities, to name a few. 

Prior to joining AECOM, Joel founded – a site devoted to industrial cyber security. He has worked for over 30 years exclusively in the industrial automation and control industry where he was involved in designing, implementing and supporting automation solutions for global infrastructure projects spanning the globe. 

His experience includes integrated control system architectural design, product development, project implementation, and system migration in a variety of roles having exposure to most industry sectors. Having worked on both greenfield and brownfield projects around the world, Joel has rare and insightful insight into the risks and mitigation of cyber threats in operational systems as they have been designed, deployed, and maintained. 

Joel offers one of the leading training courses on ICS cyber security, and was the co-author of the popular book on the subject “Industrial Network Security”. Joel is a member of the ISA 84 and ISA99 committees on functional safety and industrial security for control systems.