The Cyber Senate announces Industrial Control Cyber Security conference to address Critical National Infrastructure threats

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All stakeholders have a new responsibility in ensuring the safety, reliability and stability of our Critical National Infrastructure. Public and Private partnerships are paramount and information sharing on an international level a priority.Key international Government, Oil and Gas, Electric and Water Utilities have agreed to share their professional and collective insight at two conferences, being held back to back in London, United Kingdom and Sacramento California, to address security threats, vulnerabilities, mitigation and planning for industrial control and process automation systems, the backbone of our global energy infrastructure.

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Industrial Control Cyber Security by the Cyber Senate

The integrity, reliability, and security of these connections and third party services that are so important to national and economic security range from relatively sound to woefully inadequate

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.

On October 6th and 7th in Sacramento California, The Cyber Senate will be hosting the Industrial Control Cyber Security USA conference in Sacramento California.

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."

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