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Security wake-up call for European critical infrastructure

Security wake-up call for European critical infrastructure

From the 'cyber attack' on Ukraine assets to power generation problems in the UK, incidents this year have already underscored the potential damage that an unexpected incident can place on a nation’s critical national infrastructure and calls into question whether enough is being done when it comes to resilience and emergency measures. Read more on how Europe is being reshaped to respond to the threats...

Critical Infrastructure - Why the lack of debate?

Critical Infrastructure - Why the lack of debate?

There was much talk about defence in the run up to last year’s UK General Election. Today, the issues surrounding Trident, border security and the developing issues in the Middle East remain points of public contention. However, there still seems to be no debate about the United Kingdom’s defence and internal protection of its infrastructure and assets. National Security expert Malcolm Warr discusses the elephant in the room...

Cyber 9/11: Is The Oil & Gas Industry Sleepwalking Into A Nightmare?

Cyber 9/11: Is The Oil & Gas Industry Sleepwalking Into A Nightmare?

Cyber Security within the oil and gas industry is a threat that is, in many cases, being ignored. It has a direct effect in the creation of government regulation and legislation, can have deep financial impact and – in some cases – can even cost lives.
The 2014 Verizon Data Breach report states that 40% of the attacks performed in the manufacturing and mining industry are cyber espionage based. A UK survey revealed that 81% of large companies were digitally attacked, at an average cost of £1 million per company. Similarly, 62 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were digitally attacked in 2014 at an average cost of more than £100,000 per incident.
Cyber 9-11 is coming, and it’s a “when” and not “if” scenario. It is debatable whether anybody can be totally prepared for an event of such magnitude, but our research has shown that the oil and gas industry is unfortunately often unprepared in its basic prevention and mitigation abilities.
Eventually, even your company will be a target and the cost of unpreparedness could be crippling.
In this 15 page Oil & Gas IQ report we examine the current state of Oil and Gas Cyber Security and the mammoth price of not being prepared.
Collaboration on Critical National Infrastructure Cybersecurity Key to Minimising UK Economic Risk (New Study)

Collaboration on Critical National Infrastructure Cybersecurity Key to Minimising UK Economic Risk (New Study)

A significant cyberattack across the UK’s critical national infrastructure could have far-reaching and significant economic impacts for Britain according to a study carried out by the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. The report, developed in conjunction with Lockheed Martin, Integrated Infrastructure: Cyber Resiliency in Society, models the potential impact of a coordinated and sustained cyberattack on one of the UK’s regional power distribution networks and the likely short and long term costs to the UK economy.

Top 10 Cyber Trends Affecting the CNI Sector

Top 10 Cyber Trends Affecting the CNI Sector

Anthony Leather, Senior Consultant for Aerospace, Defense and Security at Frost & Sullivan, presents the top 10 cyber threats facing critical national infrastructure based on detailed analysis of the most recent incidents. According to Leather, the cyber threat will be the number one risk for the next 20 years. Governments and industry must engage with the cyber threat now in a more strategic and meaningful way than has so far been achieved.

Infoposter: Top 10 Cyber Trends in ICS

Infoposter: Top 10 Cyber Trends in ICS

View the recent research findings from ICS Cyber Security 2015 knowledge partner Frost & Sullivan in this single infoposter.

Digital Danger: How Do You Build An Effective Cyber Strategy For Oil & Gas?

Digital Danger: How Do You Build An Effective Cyber Strategy For Oil & Gas?

From the technical to the cultural, there a many risks associated with digitizing upstream oil processes. As David Joy, Senior Project Integration at Weatherford explains in the following interview, Cyber threats exists that can be managed if you stay ahead of them – read below to find out the elements that go into building and maintaining a robust and proactive cyber security strategy:   Highlight the range of technological and cultural risks associated with going digital. Technological risks: Company intellectual property, trade secrets, etc. typically are more accessible to a larger audience when stored and accessed via digital methods. Digital surveillance and gathering/storage of personal data is pushing the limits of individual privacy concerns, and increasing the corporate liability for privacy breaches. Cultural risks: Global staff possesses varying degrees of knowledge about cyber-security, the importance of safeguarding company intellectual property, etc. –

Industrial Control Systems and Process Control Networks Cybersecurity Assessment

Industrial Control Systems and Process Control Networks Cybersecurity Assessment

As industrial control systems (ICS) and process control network (PCN) environments become more connected, “security by obscurity” is no longer an adequate strategy. Sophisticated adversaries have begun to take notice of vulnerabilities found in today’s operational environments. The ICS/PCN Cybersecurity Assessment evaluates technology and network defense processes to measure the overall corporate risk, identify risk mitigation opportunities, and improve control system security.

The ICS Threat Matrix: “Software only as safe as the last patch”

The ICS Threat Matrix: “Software only as safe as the last patch”

2016 saw cyber criminals continue to become ever smarter, more efficient and increasingly successful at penetrating industrial networks. Industrial control systems (ICS) operators reported more security incidents to their governing authorities than in any year to date. In this video, we talk to cyber security experts about the biggest problems they perceive in the arena now and in the near future, for the critical infrastructure that underpins so much of daily life.

2017 ICS Cyber Security Delegate List

2017 ICS Cyber Security Delegate List


As we draw closer to ICS Cyber Security 2017 - we wanted to share a list of organisations that will be in attendance.

UK government to fine critical organisations up to £17m if they fail to put in strong cyber security

On the 28th January 2018 th UK government announced that organisations working in critical services like energy, transport, water and health can be fined up to £17 million ($24 million) as a “last resort” if they fail to demonstrate that their cyber security systems are equipped adequately against attacks. Read the full press release here

2018 Attendee List

2018 Attendee List

As we draw closer to ICS Cyber Security 2018 - we wanted to share a list of organisations that will be in attendance.