London (PRWEB UK) 30 April 2014
The number of targeted cyber-attack campaigns increased by 91 per cent in 2013, with each attack lasing three times longer than in 2012, according to the newly released Internet Security Threat Report 2014. It has been found that that oil and gas companies are most at risk of being attacked, with spear phishing the most common breach suffered in 2013 due to the highly valuable and commercially sensitive information they possess on production, exploration plans and assets.
(Source: Gulf Business, 8 April 2014, 'Cyber-Attacks Up 91% In 2013', http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/04/cyber-attacks-up-91-in-2013/#.U2C5Il9wbcs)
SMi's 4th Oil and Gas Cyber Security conference will address the most pressing cyber security issues facing the oil and gas sector with key presentations and case studies delivered by senior industry decision makers from an array of global oil and gas companies including Total, GDF Suez, Salalah Methanol Company, Tullow Oil, Cairn India and Saudi Aramco. The two-day programme will build on the success of the 2013 event by discussing recent efforts to bolster protection of highly valuable intellectual property and commercially sensitive information on production, exploration plans and assets through project updates, case studies, live demonstrations, technology sessions, panel debates and networking opportunities. To download a brochure and to see the full speaker line-up, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/oilandgas-cybersecurity10.asp
Key reasons to attend SMi's 4th Oil and Gas Cyber Security conference:
Case studies at SMi’s 4th Oil and Gas Cyber Security conference include:
In addition to the two-day conference, networking opportunities will be extended to include two interactive workshops taking place on 5th June 2014:
A: Network monitoring and Situational Awareness for Oil and Gas OT infrastructure | Led by Dr Damiano Bolzoni, Chief Operating Officer, SecurityMatters | 08.30-12.30
B: Cyber Security Incident Handling for Oil and Gas | Led by Dr Siv Hilde Houmb, CEO and CTO, Secure-NOK AS | 13.30-17.00
Evening Drinks Reception Hosted by SMi and UK Trade & Investment on 3rd June 2014:
SMi in association with UK Trade & Investment invites you to join them for a drinks reception at The British Ambassador’s residence on the evening of the first day of the conference, providing delegates further opportunity to network with industry professionals in a relaxing environment.
Visit the website for further details about the Conference, Workshops and Evening Drinks Reception: http://www.smi-online.co.uk/oilandgas-cybersecurity10.asp
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