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Top Quote SMi's 5th annual Oil and Gas Cyber Security conference will feature case studies delivered by senior industry decision makers and cyber security experts from companies such as Chevron, National Grid and British Gas among others. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 24, 2015 - The rapid evolution of technology has had many positive effects for oil and gas industrial processes, improving delivery and speeding up efficiency. However, it has also allowed for greater vulnerabilities and a host of new threats from hacktivists and cyber criminals. By 2018, the oil and gas industry will be spending up to $1.87 billion on cyber security. This increase in demand to protect the sector's most sensitive industrial control systems and critical infrastructure is being spurred on by the ever growing cyber threat across the globe.

    Against this backdrop, SMi's 5th annual Oil and Gas Cyber Security conference, taking place on the 30th November - 1st December 2015 in London, will provide the ideal platform for key industry leaders and experts to address developments on how to improve protection of highly valuable intellectual property and commercially sensitive information.

    Benefits of attending:
    Take control of the evolving threat landscape by evaluating your security position and assessing institution-specific business variables
    Cost-effectively build secure and flexible security platforms through upgrading legacy control systems and adopting next-generation technologies and management practices
    Develop institution-wide awareness plans to mitigate risks of network intrusion
    Formulate customised security architectures to meet corporate and industry standards
    Balance security and innovation by staying ahead of the cyber security learning curve and utilise the most efficient management structures

    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
    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
    Jonny Kapacee, ICS and Operational IT- Senior Consultant, PwC
    Thom Langford, CISO, Publicis Groupe

    View the full speaker line-up and conference programme at http://www.oilandgas-cybersecurity.co.uk/1888pressrelease

    Plus, don't miss the post-conference workshop on:
    The Shiny Objects Are Great But What About The People? | 2nd December 2015, London, UK
    Led by: Tim Harwood, Managing Director, Harwood Security and Training Consultancy Limited

    It is well known that, when questioned, most ICS staff and security people consider the biggest vulnerability in their ICS environment to be the People themselves. Yet, companies persist on spending vast amounts of their budgets on quick-fix technology rather than going to the root of the problem and educating their staff. This workshop will explore the steps needed to help companies take that first step.

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