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Building on 4 years SMi's 4th annual 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.

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.

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The event is the perfect platform for hearing about lessons learned in the field from oil and gas operators. SMi’s 4th annual Oil and Gas Cyber Security Conference is an opportunity for companies within the industry to talk to leading experts who are currently working against cyber threats. This will be a unique opportunity to hear about the advances within the industry and one that you cannot afford to miss.
 

  • Hear from operators such as Centrica, National Grid, ENi, Petrofac and Tullow Oil
  • Understand how government organisations can support efforts against attacks
  • Watch live demonstrations to understand where attacks are targeted
  • Discuss how social engineering should be the key focus in projecting your networks
  • What are the latest developments and technology you can use for SCADA attacks
  • Recognise new, key, regulations and legislation that affects your operations 
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • EMEA Lead, Risk and Compliance Solutions
  • Global Data Steward & Technologist
  • Group IT Manager
  • Group Security Adviser
  • ICT infrastructure specialist
  • ICT Manager
  • Information & Cyber Security Consultant
  • IS Risk and Security Manager
  • Network Management Solutions
  • Technical Director

                                         

A B I Research; ABB Limited; Airwatch UK Ltd.; BDO Norway; Cairn India; CHAMPION GH. LTD; CLA Consulting; CNPC; Cyvera Ltd; Drewry Maritime Services; Embassy of Ukraine; Enform; Engineering Manager; Essar Oil; Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; GCSEC Global Cyber Security Center; GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd; Honeywell Process Solutions; HP Enterprise Services; Industrial Cybersecurity Centre; Inpex Corporation; IT Governance Ltd; JVGAS; Kaspersky Lab UK Ltd; Knightsbridge Cybersystems; L-3 TRL Technology; Macom Consulting; Maersk Oil; National Oilwell Varco M D T O T O C; National Oilwell Varco Rig Solutions; National University Singapore; Norman Shark; Norwegian Defense Research Establishment; NOV; OFS Portal; Petrobras; Petrofac Training; Petroleum Development Oman; Price Waterhouse Coopers; PricewaterhouseCoopers; RasGas Limited; RWE Dea AG; S A N S Institute; Salalah Methanol; Saudi Aramco; Saudi Petroleum; Shirley Accini Editorial Services; Statoil; Taqa Bratani; The Royal Bank Of Scotland Plc; The Security Awareness Special Interest Group; TNO; Total E&P Norge AS; Via Sat Inc; Viasat; Waterfall Security Solutions;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Martin Smith

Martin Smith, Chairman, The Security Awareness Special Interest Group

9:10 Social Engineering and the Threats to the Oil and Gas Industry

Phil Jones

Phil Jones, Security and Resilience Manager, GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd

9:50 The Strategic Balance of Risk in The Energy Sector

Graham Wright

Graham Wright, Chief Information Security Officer & Head of Digital Risk, National Grid

• Managing and the balance of risk and responsibility between Governments and the Private Sector
• Finding common threads to drive and industry view to enable properly informed national strategies, policy and regulation

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 EU response to the increased threat towards critical infrastructure

Troels Oerting

Troels Oerting, Director, European Cybercrime Centre, Europol

- the changing landscape of cybercrime versus physical crime
- the rapid development of Internet of Everything and the impact,
- the cybercrime threat to individuals, businesses and governments,
- the consolidated response to cybercrime via EC3: prevention, protection, prosecution, governance

11:40 Situational Awareness in an Interconnected World

Marco  Pereira

Marco Pereira, Security Strategy & Risk Management Practices Leader, HP

• Today’s Landscape – common factors and uniquely Oil & Gas
• The Security Conundrum – a disruptive IT shift
• A New Approach – full cyber situational awareness
 

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 Innovation in Industrial Perimeter Security

Paul Charchaflian

Paul Charchaflian, European Sales Director, Waterfall Security Solutions

• Real-Time SCADA protection
• Historian systems protection
• NERC / CIP Compliance
• Hardware based unidirectional Data Transfer
• Secure remote monitoring and management

14:10 Cybercrime Is Huge and Getting Bigger - But Then Why Wouldn't It?

Martin Smith

Martin Smith, Chairman, The Security Awareness Special Interest Group

• The market is moving online, the thieves are following.
• The security industry must adapt and go there too.
• Security professionals must let go of traditional methods for protecting assets and embrace the new technology.
• The greatest danger we now face is our fear of change.
 

14:50 Addressing the Combined Human and Cyber Threat

Andrew Rice

Andrew Rice, Director Cyber, Security and Influence, QinetiQ

• Introduction to QinetiQ
• Changes in threat
• New forms of attack
• Are we aware of the risks?
• Do we recognise the vulnerabilities?
• Understanding your presence and risk
• Advanced Threats and APTs
• How realistic is the insider threat?

15:30 Afternoon tea

16:00 Cyber-attacks have evolved in the Energy sector; Have your security defenses?

Andrew Hollister

Andrew Hollister, Technical Director, EMEA, LogRhythm Ltd

  • Learn how to prepare for an advanced attack or breach WHEN it happens
  • Respond quickly and efficiently to isolate the breach and mitigate risk
  • Define what ‘normal’ behaviour is across users, networks, systems and applications
  • Improve security intelligence using existing technologies and enhance current security investments
  • 16:40 Panel Debate - Emerging Cyber Threats in the Oil & Gas Industry

    • Today’s threat trends;
    o Oil and gas business
    o Social/Economic/Political
    • Motivations and attack lifecycle
     

    Martin Smith

    Martin Smith, Chairman, The Security Awareness Special Interest Group

    Troels Oerting

    Troels Oerting, Director, European Cybercrime Centre, Europol

    Alessandro Marzi

    Alessandro Marzi, ICT Manager – IT Security Architectures and standards, ENi

    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Martin Smith

    Martin Smith, Chairman, The Security Awareness Special Interest Group

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Chris Hankin

    Chris Hankin, Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology and a Professor of Computing Science, Imperial College

    9:10 Preparing for national cyber security incidents- CERT UK

    Chris Gibson

    Chris Gibson, Director, CERT UK

    • National cyber security incident management
    • support to critical national infrastructure companies to handle cyber security incidents
    • Providing the single international point of contact for co-ordination and collaboration with other national CERTs
    • Case study scenario- How would we anticipate a major attack in the north sea and how would we deal with it

    9:50 Defence in Depth Practical measures to mitigate Cyber-Security risks

    Gavin Doyle

    Gavin Doyle, UK Telecommunications Specialist , ABB Ltd

    • Why is there a risk to Oil and Gas Infrastructure?
    • Mitigating the risk.  The easy answer?
    • The Key Issues
    • The Response – Defence in Depth
    • Conclusions
     

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Industrial Cyber Incidents Case Study

    Mounir Kamal

    Mounir Kamal, Incidents Handling and Digital Forensics Manager , Q-CERT

    • Root cause Incidents analysis
    • Panic Vs. Trust Incident analysis mode
    • From deep technical analysis to business management level
    • Building Trusted computing system
     

    11:40 Cybersecurity 2014, Impact of the latest cyber-attacks on SCADA networks

    Peter Geijtenbeek

    Peter Geijtenbeek, International Sales Director, Fox IT

    • How cyber threats evolved
    • Types of vulnerabilities
    • A business case for segmenting networks
    • Possible solutions
    • Be prepared

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 The New Exploit: Emotion

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , Tullow Oil

    • Relying less on the Board to be the leaders in pushing behaviour change
    • Identifying with our organisational dynamics and key influencers
    • Understanding what really drives the change security needs can be uncomfortable – are we ready for it?
    • Creating and sustaining the momentum of change

    14:10 ICS Security: an assessment framework

    Alessandro Marzi

    Alessandro Marzi, ICT Manager – IT Security Architectures and standards, ENi

    • Threat landscape
    • From standards to a pragmatic approach
    • Tactical vs strategic security paths
     

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Cybersecurity Market Dynamics in the Energy Industry

    Michela Menting

    Michela Menting, Practice Director , ABI Research

    • Emergence of niche markets for energy-related security products and services
    • Market maturity conditions as affected by oil & gas industry demands
    • Policy and regulatory landscape effect on cybersecurity investment opportunities
    • Drivers for Public-Private partnerships with a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach

    16:00 Cyber Security: risks, regulation and contracts - a lawyer's perspective

    Juan Crosby

    Juan Crosby, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna

  • Risks – why is cyber security a critical issue?
  • Regulatory update
  • Supply chain & contractual issues
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Chris Hankin

    Chris Hankin, Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology and a Professor of Computing Science, Imperial College

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Chris Gibson

    Chris Gibson

    Director, CERT UK
    Graham Wright

    Graham Wright

    Chief Information Security Officer & Head of Digital Risk, National Grid
    Troels Oerting

    Troels Oerting

    Director, European Cybercrime Centre, Europol

    Alessandro Marzi

    ICT Manager – IT Security Architectures and standards, ENi
    Alessandro Marzi

    Andrew Hollister

    Technical Director, EMEA, LogRhythm Ltd
    Andrew Hollister

    Andrew Rice

    Director Cyber, Security and Influence, QinetiQ
    Andrew Rice

    Chris Gibson

    Director, CERT UK
    Chris Gibson

    Chris Hankin

    Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology and a Professor of Computing Science, Imperial College
    Chris Hankin

    Gavin Doyle

    UK Telecommunications Specialist , ABB Ltd
    Gavin Doyle

    Graham Wright

    Chief Information Security Officer & Head of Digital Risk, National Grid
    Graham Wright

    Juan Crosby

    Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna
    Juan Crosby

    Marco Pereira

    Security Strategy & Risk Management Practices Leader, HP
    Marco  Pereira

    Martin Smith

    Chairman, The Security Awareness Special Interest Group
    Martin Smith

    Michela Menting

    Practice Director , ABI Research
    Michela Menting

    Mounir Kamal

    Incidents Handling and Digital Forensics Manager , Q-CERT
    Mounir Kamal

    Paul Charchaflian

    European Sales Director, Waterfall Security Solutions
    Paul Charchaflian

    Peter Geijtenbeek

    International Sales Director, Fox IT
    Peter Geijtenbeek

    Phil Jones

    Security and Resilience Manager, GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd
    Phil Jones

    Senior Representative

    , Tullow Oil
    Senior Representative

    Tom Scourfield

    Partner, Intellectual Property, CMS Cameron McKenna
    Tom Scourfield

    Troels Oerting

    Director, European Cybercrime Centre, Europol
    Troels Oerting

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    Workshop

    Legal aspects of cyber

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    26th November 2014
    London, United Kingdom

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    4Secure

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    ABB

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    Bit9

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    D3 Security

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    D3 Security’s Cybersecurity Incident Management System streamlines, standardizes and automates the reporting, investigation and analysis of cybersecurity incidents such as privacy breaches, malware infection and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The system’s highly configurable incident reporting and case management platform allows oil and gas companies, utilities and critical infrastructure entities to proactively create intelligence-gathering processes and operational workflows in response to known threats, while granting the flexibility needed to capture new events and details on-the-fly. Security, Cybersecurity and Risk Management teams at 200 of the Fortune 500 use the D3 system to extract maximum intelligence and respond to simulated, resolved and in-progress events—in turn saving time, facilitating best practices adoption and mitigating impact in a future attack or privacy breach.


    Fox IT

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    HP

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    QinetiQ

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    QinetiQ’s Security Division provides a full range of independent and pragmatic risk-based Cyber Security services, ranging from high-end strategic consultancy, through technical architecture and managed security services, security incident and event monitoring , advanced intrusion and penetration testing, cross domain solutions and human performance, to a wide range of customers world-wide. We specialise in working with Critical National Infrastructure and government organisations and are currently working at the heart of the GB Smart Meters Implementation Programme as the security partner of the Data Services Provider (DSP).


    Waterfall Security

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    Waterfall Security’s mission is to revolutionize the way industries protect their physical assets and processes from remote cyberattacks. With patented unidirectional technology embedded in each product of Waterfall’s portfolio, our customers are able to balance business and operational needs with their required level of cybersecurity. Business requirements are fulfilled, and operational processes continue in a safer environment without risks of remote attacks and malware propagation from the external connections. Since 2007, Waterfall Security is the global leader in industrial cybersecurity technology. Waterfall products, based on its innovative unidirectional security gateway technology, represent an evolutionary alternative to firewalls. The flagship product, the Unidirectional Security Gateway, creates an impassable, physical barrier eliminating the possibility of external online attacks from reaching the industrial environment. Through the Unidirectional Security Gateway, real-time access to information from the industrial site is made available, enabling IT/OT integration, operational visibility by headquarters, vendor monitoring, industrial cloud services, and many other advanced and critical business needs. Waterfall offers a comprehensive solution portfolio for a variety of business and operational requirements in many industries. Each solution enables business and operational processes to continue without risk of remote attacks, and does so cost effectively. Having eliminated interactive remote control attacks, industrial sites benefit from cost reductions at many levels. Maintenance costs of the Waterfall technology are dramatically lower than any alternative. In addition, using Waterfall’s technology reduces the costs and facilitates compliance with various governmental regulations and best-practice recommendations such as NERC CIP, NRC, NIST, CFATS, ANSSI and others. The company's growing list of customers include national infrastructures, power plants, nuclear plants, on/off-shore platforms, refineries, manufacturing plants, utility companies, plus many more. Deployed throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Waterfall products support the widest range of leading industrial remote monitoring platforms, applications, databases and protocols in the market.

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    Virus Bulletin

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    Virus Bulletin is a security information portal, testing and certification body with a formidable reputation for providing users with free of charge independent intelligence about the latest developments in the global threat landscape. It includes comparative product reviews featuring the unique VB100 (anti-virus) & VBSpam (anti-spam) award scheme and a wealth of material dating back to 1989. The annual international Virus Bulletin conference is cited by many as the IT security event of the year.

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    CyberSecurityJobsite.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within the Cyber Security environment. We advertise 100’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.CyberSecurityJobsite.com to search for your next job opportunity.

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    International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity

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    ShaleStuff.com is your all-in-one source for all things shale related. We cover everything about shale all over the world. Our website is dedicated to bringing together business and community in support of responsible shale gas development. The site has something for everyone-landowners, students, business owners, industry professionals and workers in the oil and gas industry. At ShaleStuff.com we like to keep it simple. On our site you will find recent news in an easy-to-read format.. We focus on breaking daily news and features from the field. Articles discuss many shale topics including the environment, jobs, the economy, education, landowner-related news, and featured technological advancements in the industry. Whether you want to learn the basics about shale, advertise for B to B in the industry, become part of our directories or want daily news updates, ShaleStuff.com has it all covered. Site features: • Up-to-date shale news and information • Articles contributed by businesses and experts in the oil and gas industry • Expos and shale event postings • Educational resources • Monthly E-Newsletter • Glossary • Job postings • Resume postings • A Career Education Directory • A Shale Business & Educational Directories • Shale oil and gas event Calendar • Business Advertising


    Conference-Service.com

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    COMS is a web application for managing delegate registration, payment, paper submission and paper review. Written in Perl and C, with a MySQL database at the back end, it is a comprehensive and powerful, yet easy to use solution for online conference management.


    VB2014

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    https://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2014

    The annual Virus Bulletin conference (www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2014) is where the brains of IT security from around the world gather to learn, debate, pass on their knowledge and move the industry forward. It offers: - Presentations by world-leading security industry experts: learn about new technologies, new research and the latest intelligence on emerging threats. - Networking with vendors, top industry experts and other IT security professionals - compare practices and experiences, debate and challenge ideas, and take home new information to apply in your own business environment. - Key vendors: the leading innovators in the anti-threat space attend. - An opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to building knowledge, sharing insight and collaborating in global efforts to combat cybercrime.


    Oilfield Conference

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    http://www.oilfieldconference.com/

    Oilfield Conference is the world's leading oil and gas conference and exhibition directory providing delegates with event information and registration services. We are the foremost online source for oil & gas engineers, scientists and management executives to access technical information about oil and gas conferences, exhibitions and forums. In addition to our online directory services, we publish the Oilfield Conference magazine, a quarterly publication that is available online and formatted for iPad, Android and other mobile tablets.


    Professional Security Magazine

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    http://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk

    Professional Security magazine has been filling the growing need to voice the opinions of the UK private security industry and its users since 1989. We pride ourselves on our ability to drive forward the interests of the industry through our monthly print magazine, weekly newsletters and website news.


    IT Governance Ltd

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    http://www.itgovernance.co.uk

    IT Governance Ltd provides end-to-end cyber-security management solutions to help clients globally protect critical and sensitive information. We are the single source provider for comprehensive information, advice, books, tools, training and consultancy for information security, IT governance, risk management and compliance. Visit our website to learn more about our products and services: www.itgovernance.co.uk


    International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications

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    http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijscc

    A fundamental, omnipresent feature of the global information age is that cyber-capabilities, e.g. computing, communication and control, are inherently embedded in numerous physical/engineered systems from the nano-world to large-scale systems-of-systems. Many scientific/technological challenges require intensive multidisciplinary studies, calling for new formulations, techniques and innovative solutions from a spectrum of communities in systems engineering/control/communications. IJSCC offers a vibrant discussion forum in this interdisciplinary area, especially communication systems augmented by control techniques and control systems whose components are interconnected via communication networks.


    Oil Review Middle East

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    http://www.oilreviewmiddleeast.com/

    Oil Review Middle East is the Middle East’s largest circulating, ABC audited publication for the oil and gas industry. Published eight times a year and respected for incisive and independent editorial, Oil Review Middle East covers the exploration and production, upstream and downstream petroleum industry from the Gulf Corporation Council states and Iran to North Africa and the Caspian. Each issue contains industry news, country reports, sector surveys, technical feature articles, exhibition and conference previews and news of the latest industry developments and product launches. Oil Review Middle East is distributed to the desks of an influential readership of key decision makers, their senior and technical managers within government ministries, national/international oil companies and leading industry contractors/suppliers. The readership encompasses the whole Middle East region, from Iran to UAE and Saudi Arabia and North Africa. For the latest industry news and for more information on Oil Review Middle East visit www.oilreview.me


    International Journal of Satellite Communications Policy and Management

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    http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijscpm

    IJSCPM aims to improve the state-of-the-art of worldwide research in the areas of satellite systems, networks, components, policy, management and services by publishing high-quality papers in this area, and by exposing readers to the various methodologies, tools, techniques, algorithms, results and applications involved.


    A. Cullen & Associates, Inc.

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    http://www.acullen.com

    With our finger on the pulse of the ever-evolving Smart Grid, commodities and energy industries, and our eyes clearly focused on the future, we offer clients a distinct and important advantage in identifying and recruiting the talent required to adapt and succeed in the face of change. Backed by over a decade of industry experience, we have a track record of building profitable teams in these niche sectors. Armed with a keen understanding of legislative and regulatory change, industry business model evolution and human capital trends, we help our clients continually stay one step ahead of the competition.


    WSN Buzz

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    http://www.wsnbuzz.com

    WSNBuzz.com is a blog providing fresh updates on smart grid technologies, covering new standards, products, deployments, industry moves and events of interest.


    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

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    http://www.hsrc.biz

    Homeland Security Research Corp. (HSRC) is a Washington, DC-based international market research and strategic consulting firm serving the homeland security community. HSRC provides premium market, technology and industry expertise that enables our global clients to gain critical insight into the business opportunities that exist within the Homeland Security & Homeland Defense market. Government clients include the US, UK, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, and Singapore. US Congress, DHS, US Army, US Navy, DOD, DOT, GAO, NATO, and the EU are among others. HSRC serves over 600 private sector clients, including all major defense contractors and many Fortune 500 companies. 40% discount on all HSRC reports to Conference attendees. Offer expires 30-Nov-2017. To redeem the discount contact our sales dept. with the name of the report & Promo Code HSRC301117 – sales@hsrc.biz


    Information Security Forum (ISF)

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    http://www.securityforum.org

    Founded in 1989, the Information Security Forum (ISF) is an independent, not-for-profit association of leading organisations from around the world. It is dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in cyber, information security and risk management and developing best practice methodologies, processes and solutions that meet the business needs of its Members. ISF Members benefit from harnessing and sharing in-depth knowledge and practical experience drawn from within their organisations and developed through an extensive research and work program.


    Defence Suppliers

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    http://www.defence-suppliers.com

    Defence-Suppliers provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world's defence and security industry. We are a key information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. Delivering a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when developments occur. With links to all the major industry events, the portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.


    Petroleum Africa

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    http://www.petroleumafrica.com

    Petroleum Africa is the world's leading monthly magazine dedicated to providing in-depth upstream and downstream coverage of key issues affecting the fast-paced oil and gas industries of Africa, the last great exploration frontier. Its broad-based coverage and analysis of current activities provides you with the latest news, an African country focus, exclusive interviews, technology updates, company profiles, and essential political reviews from the world's top energy players. And for daily news from the continent www.petroleumafrica.com offers the latest information as it happens, along with an event calendar, country reports, industry links, and access to Petroleum Africa magazine articles.


    Bloomberg New Energy Finance

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    Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. BNEF has staff of 180, based in 14 offices around the world. BNEF Insight Services provide financial, economic and policy analysis in the following industries and markets: wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal, gas, nuclear, energy efficiency, digital energy, energy storage, advanced transportation, carbon markets, REC markets, and power markets. Visit about.bnef.com for more information.


    E&P Daily

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    http://www.ogilviepub.com/publication_detail.php?id=1

    E&P Daily presents you with up to the minute vital facts on the international upstream industry. E-mailed to you every day, two pages in length, E&P Daily is an accurate and concise report that will immediately highlight the most significant international developments in the upstream industry. Regular features include ongoing and future projects, government policy and company news. Expert analysis will alert you to business opportunities worldwide. The weekly Sharewatch quickly highlights the status of the companies involved in the global upstream industry.


    Global Gas Analytics

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    http://www.interfaxenergy.com/global-gas-analytics/

    The monthly Global Gas Analytics provides detailed analysis and insight into the key factors driving gas markets and prices. Every month a detailed, data-oriented analysis of price and fundamental supply-demand trends is published for four regions: Asia Pacific; Europe and Russia; the Middle East and Africa; and the Americas. Through detailed tables and graphics, and concise, data-led analytical commentary, Global Gas Analytics provides regular insight into the key factors shaping gas prices in each of these regions. Forecasts of gas prices are provided out to two years ahead.


    International Journal of Information and Computer Security

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    http://www.inderscience.com/ijics

    Computer security has been a major concern since the 1950s. The ubiquity of the internet has engendered the prevalence of information sharing among networked users and organisations. This has rendered possible countless invasions of privacy/security worldwide. The risk of invasion has generated enormous concern about information and computer security among businesses, governments, legislators, academics, researchers, scientists and the public. The International Journal of Information and Computer Security addresses development of information and computer security in the fields of information technology, political science, informatics, sociology, engineering and science.


    International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence

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    http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijitcc

    Information technology (IT) has influenced every aspect of our lives and cultures. Without IT-based applications, it would be difficult to keep information stored securely, process information efficiently and communicate conveniently. IT will not only continue playing a key role in the convergence of computing, communications and all other aspects of computational science and applications but will also influence the future's roadmap in many significant areas. IJITCC addresses the theories and practical applications of this future generation information technology (FGIT).


    Utility Horizons International

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    http://www.utilityhorizons.com

    utilityhorizons.com is home to two original and innovative initiatives: utilityhorizons QUARTERLY and utilityhorizons SYMPOSIUM were created with the dual goals of Educating and Informing Utility Automation and Information Technology professionals about how to succeed and thrive in the utility industry in a variety of new and exciting ways and apply the diverse set of automation tools at our disposal, both now and in the future - See more at: http://www.utilityhorizons.com/#sthash.XRUKylIF.dpuf


    NRG Energy

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    NRGExpert is an independent energy market intelligence and research company. We specialise in energy market research reports, energy market databases and energy market consulting as well as analysis and market forecasts. Our global energy market research reports cover the electricity, water and waste, gas, hydrogen, nuclear and the renewable energy markets. We follow the energy markets very closely and we produce a wide range of reports, databases and directories. We also answer very specific energy market information requirements with our energy market consulting and data services. We provide information to a wide range of companies, associations, education and government bodies and organisations.


    MarketIntelligence.org

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    http://www.marketintelligence.org/?page_id=81

    MarketIntelligence.org brings the latest market intelligence to your fingertips. Our situational awareness reports help decision-makers to identify, process, and comprehend the critical elements of information about markets and technologies. Here you’ll find new market study announcements, market analysis briefs and technology insights.


    Defence and Security Alert

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    http://www.dsalert.org

    Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and the only ISO 9001:2008 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Committed to global defence and security, DSA covers a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders. DSA is the only Indian magazine in this genre, available on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Intranet.

    We present DSA to you as an ideal platform in the domain of defence and security to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.



    IT Today

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    http://www.ittoday.info

    IT Today serves as a forum for exchanging best practices and insights based on managerial experience in order to advance the practice of information technology (IT or ICT) systems management. Its targeted IT community readership is the same as its targeted authors: IT practitioners and consultants who are thought leaders in applying theoretical frameworks and deriving insights from the field.


    World Oils

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    http://www.worldoils.com

    Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils' web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs,barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.


    European Offshore Petroleum Newsletter

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    http://www.ogilviepub.com

    European Offshore Petroleum Newsletter is the weekly executive report for petroleum professionals who rely on expert analysis, timely news, exclusive information and business opportunity leads. Subscribers to European Offshore Petroleum Newsletter receive the latest on: oil and gas field developments, activities of operators, fabricators, contractors and leading service and supply companies. It also includes the fortnightly Sharewatch, the exclusive financial share report on the European oil and service companies. For a free trial to European Offshore Petroleum Newsletter please e-mail subs@ogilviepub.com or register online at: http://www.ogilviepub.com or call +44 (0) 191 567 8497


    Industry ARC

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    IndustryARC was started by a group of young, passionate professionals along with extensively experienced industry veterans across various business segments. Our focus and expertise is mainly in the field of analytics, market research and consulting. Our singular goal is to provide accurate and affordable research to our clients. Our research team has expertise in diverse fields like Healthcare, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Logistics, Electronics and Automotive. However diverse the expertise maybe, everyone in our team shares one common trait - we love data and we love providing solutions to clients using that data even more! Seeing your business flourish based on our solutions and strategy is what we love the most! IndustryARC publishes more than 30 reports on an annual basis in the mentioned five Industries. Our reports are in-depth and high quality reports that can help decision makers frame better strategies for their business requirements. These reports can be further customized as per your needs.


    Natural Gas Europe

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    http://www.naturalgaseurope.com

    Europeans are holding out great promise for shale and other unconventional energy resources as a means of enhancing domestic resources and energy security. Natural Gas Europe is an online community focused primarily on unconventional gas resources in addition to energy security and pipelines.


    Oil Information Technology Journal (oilit.com)

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    http://www.oilit.com

    Oil Information Technology Journal (oilit.com) is a monthly newsletter focusing on oil and gas information technology. Coverage spans geoscience, drilling, production and distribution, plant data management, finance and e-business. Since 1996, Oil IT Journal has provided clear and impartial analysis of the technical and commercial issues important to oil and gas CIOs, decision makers and knowledge workers. Oil IT Journal reports on emerging technologies including high performance computing, visualization and virtual reality, real time operations, oilfield modeling, simulation, optimization, knowledge, data and information management. In 2005, a survey carried out by Houston-based Spur Digital for the Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium (POSC) determined that oilit.com was ‘the most popular news site for IT professionals in the energy industry.’ Oilit.com currently receives around 2,000 visits per day.


    IT GRC Forum

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    The IT GRC Forum is an online resource and networking platform for the Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) community. It is our goal to help industry stakeholders, government regulators, and end-users better understand and manage the increasingly complex GRC landscape across their organization. We produce educational events and provide market intelligence to over 50,000 high level IT Security and Compliance professionals who subscribe to our platform. You can register for free at you can register at www.itgrcforum.com


    Oil Review Africa

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    Oil Review Africa reaches the key decision makers in the African upstream and downstream sectors. Respected for incisive and independent editorial, Oil Review Africa covers both the upstream and downstream sectors. The content is focused on business and technological developments that apply to the region and its importance in the worldwide energy industry. For the latest industry news and for more information on Oil Review Africa visit www.oilreviewafrica.com


    Inderscience Publishers

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    Inderscience is a dynamic, leading, independent journal publisher. The company disseminates the latest research across the broad fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Inderscience offers over 35 years' experience in publishing and has succeeded in building a substantial collection approaching 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals in both online and print formats. We offer a variety of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest published leading-edge research while our online collection represents a fully-searchable digital archive of around 60,000 articles.


    Information Systems Security Association

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    http://www.issa-uk.org

    With active participation from individuals and chapters all over the world, the Information Systems Security Association ( ISSA ) is the largest international, not-for-profit association specifically for information security professionals. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members. It is also the ‘preferred partner’ of (ISC)2 for CISSPs & SSCPs. To join, please visit: https://www.issa.org/general/register_member_type.asp?


    Device Management Forum

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    http://www.devicemanagement.org/

    The Device Management Forum (DMF) brings together major stakeholders in the device ecosystem to share knowledge, promote best practice and facilitate more efficient and effective use of devices and services delivered via devices. The group’s primary focus is on end user devices that form part of information, communications and entertainment value chains. The DMF operates an information portal that provides free access to a range of resources including industry news, interviews and white papers. News categories include bring your own device (BYOD), mobile device management, security, enterprise applications, machine to machine communications (M2M) and deals/finance. The portal receives thousands of unique visitors per month from over 120 countries and territories and its registered users include leading operators, enterprises and technology firms as well as analyst firms, regulators and other stakeholder groups. DMF members enjoy a range of benefits including free advertising on the portal and free or low-cost attendance, speaking and exhibiting opportunities at DMF and partner events around the globe. For more information, please visit www.devicemanagement.org.


    Cyber Security Market

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    http://www.cybersecuritymarket.com

    Find the latest information on Cyber Security, Access Control Management, Cyber Security Technologies and Markets. Cyber threats to federal information systems and cyber-based critical infrastructures are evolving and growing. These threats can be unintentional and intentional, targeted or nontargeted, and can come from a variety of sources, such as foreign nations engaged in espionage and information warfare, criminals, hackers, virus writers, and disgruntled employees and contractors working within an organization. Moreover, these groups and individuals have a variety of attack techniques at their disposal, and cyber exploitation activity has grown more sophisticated, more targeted, and more serious. As government, private sector, and personal activities continue to move to networked operations, as digital systems add ever more capabilities, as wireless systems become more ubiquitous, and as the design, manufacture, and service of information technology have moved overseas, the threat will continue to grow. In the absence of robust security programs, agencies have experienced a wide range of incidents involving data loss or theft, computer intrusions, and privacy breaches, underscoring the need for improved security practices. These developments have led government officials to become increasingly concerned about the potential for a cyber attack.


    Information Security Today

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    http://www.infosectoday.com

    Information Security Today provides essential information for managing the security of a modern, evolving enterprise. It is written for information security managers and other technical managers and staff who are the first-line support responsible for the daily, efficient operation of security policies, procedures, standards, and practices.

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    Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)

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    Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the interests of European natural gas infrastructure operators active in natural gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking. GIE currently represents 68 member companies from 25 countries.

    Marriott Regents Park

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    United Kingdom

    Marriott Regents Park

    This 4 star north London hotel in zone 2 is the perfect destination for the astute business traveler as well as the leisure guest that knows how convenient north London hotels are, as a base from which to explore the city .Bond Street is just 3 stops from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line, so you can be shopping, exploring the sights and taking in one of London’s world-renowned West End shows in less than 15 minutes when you stay at this hotel near central London. At the same time, the hive of activity that is Camden Town, the chic shops, cafes and restaurants of Primrose Hill and ZSL’s London Zoo in Regents Park are all just a short walk from this hotel in north London.

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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