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...
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...
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.
At last year’s Cyber Security for ICS Europe conference, one of the liveliest topics of discussion considered the widespread segregation of IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) departments, and the prospects for convergence.
As the list of questions surrounding this issue grows, many experts involved in ICS are doing what they can to guide others towards convergence before the risks become overwhelming. This article offers a few of those perspectives ahead of the 2016 event.
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. –
As we draw closer to ICS Cyber Security 2018 - we wanted to share a list of organisations that will be in attendance.