Sacramento California (PRWEB) June 12, 2014
The advancements in process automation capability and the proliferation of communication technologies are providing an unprecedented opportunity in the pursuit of efficiency, but security of Critical National Infrastructure must be the first priority.
Key presenters confirmed include Pacific Gas and Electric, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District, NIST, NERC, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company, EPRI, New York University, Qualys, Codenomicon and NCi Security with many more industry leaders to be announced.
Topics addressed include discussion on creating a converged OT/IT infrastructure, Heartbleed - What is the impact and what do you need to know, Critical National Infrastructure Cyber Security and Risk Management, developing a Cross Sector Roadmap for Cyber security of Industrial Control Systems, and the development and standardisation of cyber security controls and processes.
Organisers are also arranging educational roundtables for attendees to further facilitate information sharing, and the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company Digital Oil Field Cyber Security Advisor, Ayman Al Issa will be hosting a four hour workshop on "Effective methodologies for protecting oil and gas critical infrastructures from emerging cyber threats."