Cyber security incidents pose unique risks in oil and gas operations with possible disastrous environmental consequences. This workshop will highlight the relationship between cyber security incidents and the environment, discuss state of the art incident handling, and why these existing approaches fail to address the unique needs of Oil and Gas, as well as discuss the need for a collaborative incident handling strategy to efficiently respond to cyber attacks against Oil and Gas installations.

The workshop will give the participants insight into existing approaches for incident response, explain why these do not meet the unique needs for efficiently handling incidents for Oil and Gas installations and operations. The workshop will focus on the need for a collaborative incident handling strategy and why this is an essential part of cyber security protection.

The target audience is personnel with strategic, management, or operational responsibilities for cyber security of Oil and Gas installations or their support systems in oil companies, operators, drilling contractors, or service contractors.

Workshop programme

12:30 Registration & Coffee

13:00 Opening Remarks

13:10 Incident Response – An Overview

Siv Hilde Houmb

Siv Hilde Houmb, Associate Professor II, NISlab, Gjøvik University College

13:50 Efficient Incident Response - Needs

Siv Hilde Houmb

Siv Hilde Houmb, Associate Professor II, NISlab, Gjøvik University College

14:30 Afternoon Tea

15:00 Collaborative Incident Handling

Siv Hilde Houmb

Siv Hilde Houmb, Associate Professor II, NISlab, Gjøvik University College

15:40 Case Study Walk-Through

Siv Hilde Houmb

Siv Hilde Houmb, Associate Professor II, NISlab, Gjøvik University College

16:30 Closing Remarks


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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.


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.


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.


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.

CPD Certificates

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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