American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Operations & Process Technology Summit

October 13-16, 2019 | San Antonio, TX

On October 13th, ONG-ISAC Executive Director Angela Haun met with the AFPM Cyber Security Committee to provide an update on ONG-ISAC activities and member benefits. The following day she participated in a Town Hall panel presentation along with fellow panelists; Wade Smith, I2oT Solutions, LLC, Ken Paulson, CHS Refinery, Tim Olsen, Emerson (Moderator) and Bruce Taylor, Sinclair Oil Corporation (pictured from left to right).

AFPM technology summit panelists, oil and gas, cybersecurity
AFPM Summit Town Hall Panel

ONG-ISAC’s continued participation in events like this engages current ISAC members, informs potential member companies of ISAC membership benefits, furthers the relationship with ISAC Allied Partner AFPM and promotes cybersecurity in the industry.

The Summit, in its 72nd consecutive year, was a highly technical conference focused on disciplines within the refining and petrochemical industries responsible for site operations including operational planning control and automation technologies and cybersecurity. The theme of this year’s Summit was “Maximizing Your Molecular Advantage – Practical Solutions for Today, Forethought for Tomorrow.”

Discussion highlights:
• How do you justify the implementation of a wireless infrastructure?
• Wireless monitoring and cybersecurity challenges
• How do you design for a robust network?
• Who owns the wireless infrastructure – The division of IT and OT?