DECC confirmed to speak at Oil and Gas Cyber Security

Top Quote SMi's 5th annual Oil and Gas Cyber Security conference, taking place on the 30th November - 1st December 2015 in London, will feature an array of case studies from organisations including Chevron, National Grid, DECC, British Gas and more. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 28, 2015 - Cyber security incidents worldwide are increasing daily and one of the most vulnerable sectors is oil and gas where over 2 million threats of varying complexity are experienced weekly. Against this backdrop, oil and gas companies are now heavily investing in establishing the most comprehensive security systems for their assets and digital infrastructures as spending is set to reach $1.87 billion by 2018.

    SMi's 5th annual Oil and Gas Cyber Security conference will evaluate current cyber security measures with keynote address, presentations and case studies from Chevron, DECC, National Grid, British Gas and many more. The two-day programme will build on the success of the 2014 event and discuss recent efforts to bolster protection of highly valuable intellectual property and commercially sensitive information. Managing security of networks and wireless communication systems, as well as defending IT infrastructure from external virus attacks and internal compatibility threats has never been more essential.

    Furthermore, SMi is delighted to announce that Deborah Petterson, Head of Energy Cyber Security at DECC will be leading a presentation titled, "DECC and Energy Sector Cyber Security" at 09:50 on Day 2 of the conference. She will be sharing her unique insight on the following topic areas:
    DECC discusses their approach to protecting critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks
    Discussion of the emerging threats
    Collaboration with industry and discussion about how to build cyber resilience in the sector

    Speaker Panel includes:
    Andy Powell, General Manager, CSC
    Martin Smith MBE, Chairman and Founder, The Security Company (International) Ltd and The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG)
    Dr Jules Pagna-Disso, Head of Research, Nettitude Ltd
    Graham Wright, Chief Information Security Officer & Head of Digital Risk, National Grid
    Deborah Petterson, Head of Energy Cyber Security, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
    Stephanie Daman, CEO, The Cyber Security Challenge
    Rod Forsythe, IT Forensics Investigator, Chevron
    Henry Carver, Assistant Director, CNI and Physical Cyber, UK Trade & Investment
    Chris Patten, Enterprise Architect, British Gas
    Duncan Page, Director of IT Risk Assurance, Cyber Security, Power and Utilities, PwC
    Thom Langford, CISO, Publicis Groupe

    To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit http://www.oilandgas-cybersecurity.co.uk/1888pressrelease

    Plus, don't miss the interactive post-conference workshop:
    The shiny objects are great, but what about the people?
    Workshop Leader: Tim Harwood, Managing Director, Harwood Security and Training Consultancy | 2nd December 2015, London, UK

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