Marco Ayala


Marco (Marc) Ayala is a process automation professional with over 25 years of experience working in petrochemical facilities where he designed, engineered and maintained process automation, safety systems and integrated networks. He has expertise with safety systems, advanced process control, enterprise historians and industrial network security where worked with enterprise-IT to implement a corporate PCN security solution. Marco is active in the oil and gas, chemicals industry, maritime domain including offshore facilities. His passion is security efforts including cyber security and working alongside asset owners, federal, local and state entities in the endeavor and obligation to protect critical infrastructure and national assets. Mr. Ayala has is a certified cyber instructor for ISA. Member contributor of the AMSC GoM cyber panel, InfraGard member; Chief of the Maritime Cross Sector Council for ports and terminals.

Posts by Marco Ayala:

July 6, 2017

Summit: Security Needs Hands on Training

By Gregory Hale, Writer | Marco (Marc) Ayala, aeSolutions Contributor | Published: June 28, 2017 It is easy to think technology will solve any and all security problems, but the truth of the matter is people need training to understand and then trouble shoot any issues that can arise. “People need to be trained and empowered,” said Marco […]

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April 28, 2017

Cybersecurity Course Concludes with Students More Confident and Competitive

By Sgt. Michael Giles, Writer | Marco (Marc) Ayala, aeSolutions Contributor | Published: April 28, 2017 CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah (April 28, 2017)– Participants in the Cyber Shield 17 exercise completed an International Society of Automation course in cybersecurity design and maintenance today at Camp Williams, Utah. The National Guard exercise, in collaboration with the […]

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October 7, 2015

Unsupported ICS: Not an Easy Upgrade

By Gregory Hale, Writer | Marco Ayala, aeSolutions Contributor | Published: October 7, 2015 ISS Industrial control system (ICS) software moving into the unsupported realm is a true fear and problem for users. Just what can they do? Yes, the quick answer is just to simply upgrade, but in the complex world of ICSes […]

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December 10, 2014

The Map That Shows Why a Pipeline Explosion in Turkey Matters to the U.S.

By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley, Writers | Marco Ayala, aeSolutions Contributor | Published: December 12, 2014 Bloomberg Business For years, the U.S. intelligence community has questioned how vulnerable oil and gas pipelines are to a destructive cyberattack. They got an answer when hackers targeted an oil pipeline in Turkey. Majority-owned by BP, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan […]

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