London (PRWEB UK) 17 November 2013
Cost-cutting measures by oil and gas companies have left North Sea installations vulnerable to attack by cyber terrorists, it has been warned. The decision to merge production systems and IT networks has left them vulnerable to a cyber attack that could threaten to shut down production, the business advisory giant KPMG said. The UK government has already estimated that oil and gas firms lose almost £400 million each year through cyber crime and theft of their intellectual property.
Against this backdrop, SMi’s 3rd annual Oil and Gas Cyber Security conference will address the need to safeguard commercially sensitive information on production, exploration plans and assets through global updates delivered by senior cyber security professionals from Maersk Oil, Petroleum Development Oman and GDF Suez. The two-day conference programme will build on the success of the 2012 event by addressing new compliance regulations, technological advances, penetration testing, increased investment and improvements to SCADA systems.
Speaker Panel includes:
- Claudio Lo Cicero, Head of Global Information Security, Maersk Oil
- Fathiya Al Farsi, Head, IM&T Risk Management, Petroleum Development Oman
- Phil Jones, Security and Resilience Manager, GDF Suez
- Annemarie Zielstra, Director International Relations Cyber Resilience, TNO
- Auke Huistra, Project manager National Roadmap to Secure Process Control Systems and Lead Workforce Development Thematic Group ICS and Smart Grids, ERNCIP
- Geir Arild Engh-Hellesvik, Senior Manager, Technology Risk Services, BDO Norway
- Andrea Rigoni, Director General, GCSEC Global Cyber Security Center
- Edward Hamilton, Head of Threat and Vulnerability Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers
To view the full speaker line-up and complete two-day programme, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2013cyber-security88.asp.
Plus, don't miss the post-conference workshop on Collaboration in industrial cyber security: a key aspect of CIIP | 27th November 2013, London, UK | Led by Samuel Linares, Director, CCI.
This informative workshop will explain how the collaboration in industrial cyber security improves the overall security of critical information infrastructures. We will look at descriptions of the industrial cyber security landscape, the problems to be faced, and proposed solutions. This half-day event will address cyber security issues and how the end user should deal with them, communicating with stakeholders, regulations, the involvement of public bodies, and how objectives from different departments and organisations could become barriers to the deployment of cyber security measures.