Verve Industrial Protection announces appointment of experienced NERC CIP auditor and ICS program expert Boyd Nation, as Director of Compliance Services

Chicago – Feb 24, 2018 – Verve Industrial Protection, the global leader in industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity, today announced the appointment of Boyd Nation as Director of Compliance Services.  He will be responsible for leading our compliance services in support of the Verve suite of solutions.

A 20+-year utility security and compliance veteran who has provided high-level compliance services and program leadership to major power companies like,Southern Company, Ameren, and Exelon along with a large number of smaller but important pieces of the Bulk Electric System, Nation has built several ICS security and compliance programs, turning siloed security tools and practices into a sustainable compliance program and significantly reducing risk.

“We are thrilled to have Boyd assume this role.  His depth of expertise in the ICS cybersecurity industry especially around compliance is a significant addition to our team.  We are committed to bringing our unique industrial control systems cybersecurity platform based solution to the global market. Boyd is the perfect person to lead this,” said John Livingston, CEO of Verve Industrial Protection.

Verve industrial Protection’s flagship product, the Verve Security Center, soon to release its fourth version, is a comprehensive platform to manage all critical elements of cybersecurity within the ICS environment. Its unique cross-vendor solution allows operation technology (OT) leaders to significantly reduce the costs and complexity of managing cyber defense across the enterprise from a single console.

“Verve Industrial is extremely well positioned to help industrial customers reduce complexity, capture investment and position themselves for highly accurate visibility and action into their security and compliance programs”, said Mr. Nation. “I am very excited to engage with our customers and channel partners that service this space to help bring clarity to an often chaotic topic while organizing and extending our available compliance services.  We will be building a world-class compliance service organization to complement Verve’s traditional strength across our software product line and engineering services expertise”.

About Verve Industrial Protection

Verve Industrial Protection is a world-class engineering firm specializing in ICS systems, cybersecurity and technical services. Verve Industrial Protection reinvented the ICS cybersecurity industry by fusing information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT) through the Verve Security Center.  For more information, please visit, or follow us on LinkedIn.