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Cyber security is becoming an increasingly prevalent threat within modern day business and operations. We are observing an ongoing digitalisation in operations and services resulting in more vulnerabilities within an organisation’s framework. With some of the most critical infrastructure, pipelines and operations now being controlled by digital networks, Cyber Security is no longer merely an information risk but a corporate responsibility.

SMI’s 5th annual Oil & Gas Cyber Security conference will bring together the leading specialists in the field and provide a platform of discourse for cyber security professionals within the Oil & Gas Sector to address some of the most pressing challenges and developments. With cyber-attacks becoming more sophisticated, targeted and malicious many factors will play into an organisation’s ability to prevent, detect, respond and mitigate a breach.
 

• Discuss best practise in supply chain management threat mitigation, evaluating framework standards, practices and guidelines
• Understand the need for greater awareness and acknowledgement of risk, prioritising assets and allowing for timely mitigation
• Learn about the latest strategic activities used to protect against SCADA networks and critical infrastructure
• Listen to the latest industry relevant case studies
• Ensure compliance and regulatory awareness, with presentations from legislative bodies

 

• Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
• Chief Information Officer (CIO)
• Chief Data Officer
• IT Manager
• Enterprise Architect
• Solution Architect
• Head of Cyber Security
• Group Head of IT Security
• Information Security Officer
• IT Security and Compliance Manager
• Information Security Architect
• Head of IS Strategy
• Chief Technology Officer
• Head of IT
• IT Security Engineer
• Information Assurance Analyst
• Security Systems Administrator
• Senior IT Security Consultant
 

 

4Secure; ABB Ltd ; ABI Research; BAE Systems Applied Intelligence; BG Group; Bit9; BP; BP p.l.c; BP Process Control Digital Protection; Caudrilla Resources Poland; Cegal; CERT UK; CESG; CMS Cameron McKenna; CSC; Eni; EnQuest Britain Ltd; Europol; Fox IT; Gas Infrastructure Europe; GDF Suez E&P ; GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd; Grtgaz; Honeywell; HP; Imperial College London; Interconnector (UK) Limited; International Association Of Oil & Gas Producers ( O G P ); Iom3 Institute Of Materials Minerals & Mining; ISN Solutions Ltd; Kings College London; Kongsberg Maritime; L-3 TRL Technology; Lloyds Of London; Lockheed Martin; LogRhythm Ltd; Macom Consulting; Mad Bull Solutions Ltd; Materials World; N Dixon Consulting; National Grid; NNSP; OES Oilfield Services; OGCS; OMV AG, CIO Office; Perenco Plc.; Professional Security; Qatar Computer Emergency Response Team (Q-CERT); QinetiQ; Rasgas; Repsol S A; SafeNet UK Ltd; SC Magazine/Haymarket Media, Inc.; Setform Ltd; ST Engineering; Subsea 7; The Petroleum Safetey Authority (PSA); The Security Awareness Special Interest Group; Tullow Oil; Tullow Oil Plc; U.S. Embassy; USAF; Waterfall Security Solutions; Wood Group PSN;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Jules  Pagna Disso

Dr Jules Pagna Disso Head of Research, Nettitude Ltd
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9:10 CERT-UK – Enhancing the UK’s Cyber Resilience and Working With the Oil and Gas Sectors

Chris Gibson

Chris Gibson Director, CERT-UK
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• An update on the cyber threat landscape that CERT-UK is seeing
• The biggest threats and trends that have emerged this year
• How CERT-UK is working with the oil and gas sectors
• What CERT-UK can do for you

9:50 Flushing Away Preconceptions of Risk

Thom Langford

Thom Langford Chief Information Security Officer , Publicis Groupe
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Risk is often seen as a dirty word in business. It is a thing that needs to be reduced to nothing, and has no possible good use in an organisation, especially a security programme. This couldn’t be more wrong! Risk is an inherent part of any business, and yet it is often poorly recognised and leveraged in the security organisation.
• The initial interpretation of risk and how it is often misunderstood
• The measurement of risk, and how some systems work and other don’t
• The effective treatment of risk, and how sometimes the obvious thing to do can be the wrong thing to do
 

10:30 Cyber Risk - on the Right Path?

Andrew Powell

Andrew Powell General Manager: Cybersecurity UK, Ireland & NL, CSC

• You must assume the 'bad folks' are inside already, so how do you minimise business impact?
• How do you convince the CFO and CEO to invest in mitigating this seemingly nebulous risk?
• Nothing is new – are there lessons from our Medieval ancestors?

11:10 Morning Coffee

11:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Challenges of Cyber Security in the Critical National Infrastructure

Graham Wright

Graham Wright CISO & Global Head of Digital Risk and Security, National Grid
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• CNI – gas and electricity
• Network dependencies and security
• Threat and responses
• Risk Management versus compliance

12:10 How Exposed are Our Critical Control Systems? Understanding the Limitations of Software Security Technologies

Dimitry Shvartsman

Dimitry Shvartsman Director of Industrial Security , Waterfall Security Solutions

• A brief overview of the current threat landscape and a breakdown of today’s advanced malware
• Why software-based security solutions alone are no longer effective
• How enforcing security through a hardware-based solution, an emerging best practice, allows for absolute protection against online network-based attacks
• Common real-world use cases on ‘how’ this is implemented

12:50 Networking Lunch

13:40 Pre-emptive and Intelligence Based Protection of Industrial Control Systems

Noam Green

Noam Green Product Manager , Check Point Software Technologies Ltd

• Understand the similarities and differences between industrial IT and corporate IT
• Understand how attackers target critical infrastructure and the story of real attacks
• Know more about the types of attacks that can affect industrial systems
• Learn from examples how industrial control environments can be protected

14:20 How the UK Energy Networks are Organising to Face the Increasing Threat to Supply

Joe  Dauncey

Joe Dauncey Chair, Energy Network Association Cyber Security Group and Head of Information Risk and Security , SSE
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• How is the sector benchmarking in order to prioritise the development of capability?
• How are UK energy networks developing risk management practices?
• What does the future hold for the standardisation of security across the UK?

15:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: Best Practices in Securing Control Systems and Networks

Chris Hankin

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

Dr Jules  Pagna Disso

Dr Jules Pagna Disso Head of Research, Nettitude Ltd
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Graham Wright

Graham Wright CISO & Global Head of Digital Risk and Security, National Grid
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• Discussing the most effective measures in securing your supply chain?
• Whose responsibility? With so many vendors, companies and contractors whose responsibility is it to ensure the protection of those networks involved?
• Identifying vulnerabilities and overcoming the challenges involved
• What are the latest threats and methods of penetration?

16:00 Afternoon Tea

16:20 Research in Security of ICS

Chris Hankin

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

• Assessing the emerging threat to ICS that has arisen from the convergence of IT and OT
• Communicating cyber threat as business risk
• Resolving the sometimes conflicting demands of safety and security
• New results from the Research Institute in Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems

17:00 Understanding Cyber Risk as Business Risk in Industrial Control Environments

Professor Awais Rashid

Professor Awais Rashid Director, Lancaster University

• Complexity of cyber risk decision making in ICS settings
• Limitations of security metrics with regards to ICS risk decision-making
• Role of perception in understanding and articulating cyber risks
• Latent flawed designs emerging from poor understanding of cyber risk

17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Dr Jules  Pagna Disso

Dr Jules Pagna Disso Head of Research, Nettitude Ltd
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8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colin  Fraser

Colin Fraser Director, i-confidential

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Why The Widening Skills Gap Imperils Our Prosperity

Dr Robert Nowill

Dr Robert Nowill Chairman, Cyber Security Challenge UK Ltd

• Are the nation’s lack of cyber security skills a myth? 
• Why is cyber security so vital?
• What is the impact if we don’t address the skills shortages?

9:50 DECC and Energy Sector Cyber Security

Sam Emery

Sam Emery Assistant Head of Energy Cyber Security (Strategy & Programme Management), DECC

10:30 The Role of Government in Supporting Cyber Security Exports to the CNI Sectors

Rohini Kumar

Rohini Kumar Assistant Director, Cyber Security Exports Team, UK Trade & Investment

• HMGs approach to cyber security exports
• Government, industry and academia working together through the Cyber Growth Partnership
• Raising cyber security awareness in global markets
• The increasing global demand for cyber security capability in critical infrastructure

11:10 Morning Coffee

11:40 The Insider Threat

Bernadette Palmer

Bernadette Palmer Head of Communications, The Security Awareness Special Interest Group

• What is an Insider?
• How do you define ‘Insider Threat’?
• Reducing the threat - people, process and technology
• Whistleblowing
• The importance of awareness
 

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: Evaluating the Human Dimension of Cyber Security

Tim Harwood

Tim Harwood Managing Director, HS and TC

Bernadette Palmer

Bernadette Palmer Head of Communications, The Security Awareness Special Interest Group

Dr Robert Nowill

Dr Robert Nowill Chairman, Cyber Security Challenge UK Ltd

• Understanding the importance of the human factor in preventing, detecting and overcoming a breach
• Debating the best practices in evaluating your corporate network and your staff’s level of awareness and competency
• Evaluating IT versus OT and influences on security and risk management within the realm of the corporate structure
• Discussing the “insider threat” and what it truly means – this may not always be malicious

14:00 Security Awareness and Behavioural Change - Why are we Bothering?

Tim Harwood

Tim Harwood Managing Director, HS and TC

• What are the driving factors?
• How does the enterprise buy into this and why should they?
• Understanding WIIFM
• How do you measure change?

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Securing Your Border with an API Gateway

Chris  Patten

Chris Patten Enterprise Architect, Technologist, British Gas Plc

  • What are impacting cyber security in O&G - from IoT to BYOD to cloud and data centres
  • How should organisations mitigate risks and adapt to such diverse and federated network?
  • What opportunities do API Gateways present
  • How to build and operate them
  • 15:50 Threat Intelligence for ICS Security

    Ben Densham

    Ben Densham Chief Technology Officer , Nettitude Inc

    • Defining threat intelligence and the importance of it in relation to ICS security
    • Examining the various stages in gathering intelligence in order to bolster security
    • Assessing the best practices
    • Presenting how threat intelligence can aid informed tactical and operational and strategic decision making

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Colin  Fraser

    Colin Fraser Director, i-confidential

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Chris Gibson

    Chris Gibson

    Director, CERT-UK
    Dr Jules  Pagna Disso

    Dr Jules Pagna Disso

    Head of Research, Nettitude Ltd
    Graham Wright

    Graham Wright

    CISO & Global Head of Digital Risk and Security, National Grid
    Joe  Dauncey

    Joe Dauncey

    Chair, Energy Network Association Cyber Security Group and Head of Information Risk and Security , SSE
    Thom Langford

    Thom Langford

    Chief Information Security Officer , Publicis Groupe

    Andrew Powell

    General Manager: Cybersecurity UK, Ireland & NL, CSC
    Andrew Powell

    Andy Powell is Director and Regional General Manager for Cyber Security, CSC.
    Prior to CSC he was in the Royal Air Force for 28 years retiring as a one star officer. He last 3 roles were as CIO for the RAF and then for all UK Ministry of Defence Joint Operations. In his last role he was Director for the 225,000 User MoD Network and Head of all UK MoD Cyber Defence Operations.
    Andy and his team won the Best Managed Security Service award in the SC Magazine Awards Europe announced earlier this year.

    Ben Densham

    Chief Technology Officer , Nettitude Inc
    Ben Densham

    Bernadette Palmer

    Head of Communications, The Security Awareness Special Interest Group
    Bernadette Palmer

    Chris Patten

    Enterprise Architect, Technologist, British Gas Plc
    Chris  Patten

    Chris Patten is an enterprise architect and product owner at British Gas where he develops next generation architectures for the corporate environment. His areas of interest include cyber security, big data, NoSQL, customer intelligence, decisioning, APIs and Cloud. Previously he was architect of the award-winning Sky AdSmart targeted advertising platform and has contributed to a wide range of initiatives for a range of blue chip clients. In the early stages of his career Chris programmed C++ for commercial products and an innovation startup. He holds a Bachelors degree in computing and artificial intelligence from the University of Sussex.

    Chris Gibson

    Director, CERT-UK
    Chris Gibson

    Chris Gibson spent over 12 years working in the CERT world at Citigroup and, for 10 years, was on the board of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST); 2 years as Chair. Together these have allowed him to work with colleagues from both inside one of the worlds largest global financial institutions with the complexities that brings and also with colleagues from the incident response community with members ranging from Microsoft and Oracle through to the national CERT’s of Azerbaijan and Indonesia.
    At Citigroup he was responsible for the digital forensic program and strategy globally, including all operational aspects of investigations into Cybercrime in Citigroup’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. This included overseeing both the digital forensics and the investigation as well as reporting to senior management on on-going cases, trends and threats.

    Within FIRST he implemented the Fellowship program. This was created to fund CERTs from UN designated “Least Developed Nations” (LDCs) allowing them to both join FIRST and attend conferences and training thereby starting to create the relationships that bring the most benefits to the incident response community.

    He is a former member of the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) Cyber Advisory Panel.

    Chris joined CERT-UK in November 2013.
     

    Chris Hankin

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

    Professor Hankin joined Imperial in 1984 and was promoted to Professor in 1995. He is Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology, a cross-faculty research institute focussed on applying science and technology to challenges from security and resilience. His research is in cyber security and data analytics. He is also Director of the CPNI/EPSRC Research Institute on Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems. He is a member of the ACM Europe Council, and Vice Chair of the DG CONNECT Advisory Forum for the European Commission.

    Colin Fraser

    Director, i-confidential
    Colin  Fraser
    Colin is a co-founder and Director of i-confidential, a cyber security consultancy and services company, focused on the financial services sector, but experienced in driving the transformation of information security and risk management in clients from multiple industries. Colin was the CISO at RBS, before launching i-confidential, 7 years ago.

    Dimitry Shvartsman

    Director of Industrial Security , Waterfall Security Solutions
    Dimitry Shvartsman

    Dr Jules Pagna Disso

    Head of Research, Nettitude Ltd
    Dr Jules  Pagna Disso

    Dr. Pagna Disso has over 15 years’ experience working in cyber security. Previously the head of EADS Innovation Works’ cyber security research lab in the UK, he was the technical lead for all cyber security related projects. Dr. Pagna Disso also provides ongoing consultancy services for various organisations on critical infrastructure security and also advises SMEs on security strategies. He holds a PhD in Intrusion Detection Systems as well as a number of cyber security related qualifications. His research interests include cyber security for Industrial Control Systems, honeypots, botnets, malware analysis, cloud security, cyber forensics, threat analysis, and vulnerability identification. In addition to developing and executing research projects into a wide range of areas relating to cyber security, including Industrial Control Systems, Dr. Pagna Disso is also responsible for supervising MSc and PhD students from a number of Academic Centers of Excellence for Cyber Security within the UK.Dr Jules Pagna Disso is responsible for developing, building, and running the day-to-day operations to provide threat intelligence. He also architects and engineers a comprehensive set of technologies and processes to provide superior situational awareness.

    Dr Robert Nowill

    Chairman, Cyber Security Challenge UK Ltd
    Dr Robert Nowill


    Bob is Chair of The Board at The Cyber Security Challenge UK Ltd, and an independent security Consultant Director and Advisor through Herne Hill Consulting Ltd. He is also a non-Executive Director and Board Member of Information Risk Management (IRM) Ltd, and the Chair of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) Accreditation Committee.

    He was the Director for Cyber and Assurance at BT until the end of 2013. Before joining BT in 2005, Bob was the Director of Technology & Engineering and Board Member at the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and held a number of other roles there before that. His career has also included periods with UK MoD (Defence Procurement Agency and Research Agencies), in The Netherlands with The SHAPE Technical Centre, and research at Cambridge University Engineering Department.

    He graduated from Cambridge University (Trinity College), and subsequently read for a PhD also at Cambridge. He is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional, a Fellow of the IET and of the BCS, and a Founder Fellow of the Institute of Information Security Professionals.

    Bob is married to Dr Joanna Nowill, a Counselling Psychologist who runs The Cheltenham Trauma & Counselling Clinic, and they share three adult children and a rescue-Greyhound.


     

    Graham Wright

    CISO & Global Head of Digital Risk and Security, National Grid
    Graham Wright

    Graham joined National Grid as CISO and Global Head of Digital Risk in April 2014 after holding senior positions in cybersecurity with organisations in Ministry of Defence, Central Government and in the private sector. He joined National Grid from Northrop Grumman where he led their UK Cyber and Intelligence interests.; and prior to that was Deputy Director of the Office of Cyber Security in the Cabinet Office where he was responsible for leading the planning and resourcing of the National Cyber Security Strategy.
    Graham has also acted as the Special Advisor on Cyber Security for the House of Commons Defence Committee; and currently chairs the UK pan-sector Emergency Executive
    Committee for Cyber Security.

    Joe Dauncey

    Chair, Energy Network Association Cyber Security Group and Head of Information Risk and Security , SSE
    Joe  Dauncey

    Joe has been working in security for over 17 years, with the last nine years in the energy sector. Joe has previous experience in Managed Security Services and Telecoms. Joe was involved at the initiation of the UK Smart Metering Implementation Programme, and represented industry security stakeholders on the Overall Design Advisory Group. Joe leads SSE’s security programme, and chairs the Energy Networks Association Cyber Security Subgroup.

    Lee Langley

    Senior Security Systems Engineer (Utilities), Palo Alto Networks
    Lee Langley

    Noam Green

    Product Manager , Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
    Noam Green

    Noam Green is a Product Manager at Check Point Software Technologies. A recognized security advocate, Noam brings with him more than 14 years of experience in the data networking industry in companies ranging from Satellite Communication, through Cellular Operators to Telco Software providers, including vast experience in heading Marketing and Product Management teams.

    Prior to joining Check Point, Noam led the Marketing and Product Management teams in Mobixell Networks (the global leader of mobile Internet optimization and monetization solutions, acquired by Flash Networks).

    Noam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics from Ben Gurion University in Israel.
     

    Professor Awais Rashid

    Director, Lancaster University
    Professor Awais Rashid

    Professor Awais Rashid is Director of Security Lancaster Research Centre, one of the UK’s Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. He possesses an extensive multi-disciplinary background having worked at the boundary of computer science, social science and psychology for several years. He is particularly focused on sense-making of large, heterogeneous data sources and human factors in order to unravel impacts on cyber resilience of individuals, organisations and infrastructures. He developed novel digital persona analysis techniques to unravel the deception tactics deployed by sophisticated cyber criminals online. This work was selected as one of the 100 Big Ideas of the Future by Research Councils UK and Universities UK, influenced UK and European policy frameworks, is used in law enforcement applications and underpins commercial products through a spin-out company. He has also conducted research on analysis of large-scale networks including Internet-scale systems, techniques for open-source intelligence (OSINT) and the security and privacy issues pertaining to OSINT. He also researchers novel techniques for detecting sophisticated social engineering attacks and socio-technical factors underpinning online group formation and behaviours. He also currently leads a project as part of the UK Research Institute on Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems - researching novel socio-technical metrics for studying and articulating cyber security risks in such environments.

    Rohini Kumar

    Assistant Director, UK Trade & Investment
    Rohini Kumar

    Sam Emery

    Assistant Head of Energy Cyber Security (Strategy & Programme Management), DECC
    Sam Emery

    Thom Langford

    Chief Information Security Officer , Publicis Groupe
    Thom Langford

    As Chief Information Security Officer of Publicis Groupe, Thom is responsible for all aspects of information security risk and compliance as well as managing the Groupe Information Security Programme. Additionally the role is responsible for business continuity capabilities across the Groupe’s global operations. Having successfully built security and IT programmes from the ground up Thom brings an often opinionated and forward thinking view of security risk, both in assessments and management, but is able to do so with humour and pragmatism (mostly). An international public speaker and award winning security blogger, Thom contributes to a number of industry blogs and publications. Thom is also the sole founder of Host Unknown, a loose collective of three infosec luminaries combined to make security education and infotainment films. Thom can be found online at both thomlangford.com and @thomlangford on Twitter.

    Tim Harwood

    Managing Director, HS and TC
    Tim Harwood

    Tim Harwood is a veteran of the security world and has been providing information security guidance and expertise to corporate clients, the UK Government and the UK military for over 30 years. As Managing Director of Harwood Security and Training Consultancy, he provides strategic direction for the company that he founded in 2013.
    Tim’s professional background includes security capability strategy planning and development, information security capability framework design and implementation and security awareness strategy design and implementation. He has developed a security professional development framework for a global top ten oil and gas company, delivers training as a member of the SANS and Firebrand faculties and, as a thought leader, regularly presents at summits and conferences.
    In 2013, he participated as a Subject Matter Expert and Steering Committee member for the design of the new GIAC certification, the GICSP certification. As part of his work he contributed questions for the certification exam and worked on the skills and competency framework for the certification. In addition, he is an Assessor and Interviewer for the IISP for potential new members.
    Additionally, Tim has recently designed and delivered ICS security training and awareness for CPNI (as part of the UK National Cyber Security Strategy) as well as ENISA and other National governments and global companies.
    Tim is a Full member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and is the holder of the GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC) and GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) Certifications. Tim is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Institute of Information Security Professionals with the Board portfolio of IS skills and competencies.

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    CSC offers a full end to end service from consulting through to fully managed service delivery plus specialist identity management and business continuity capability. The CSC Managed Security Service, which won the prestigious SC Magazine Awards Europe category for best Managed Security Service this year, is delivered primarily through the cloud. The service has already proven to reduce clients’ costs by 30% compared to an in-house solution, helping clients gain buy-in and justify budgets. For one major client, CSC reduced false positive alarms by 80% and increased detection of real threats by 30%. By utilising CSC’s privileged threat intelligence, correlation engines and rule sets the company can significantly reduce the costs of unnecessary remediation and therefore drive efficiencies. Get in touch with Andy Powell, Director and Regional General Manager for Cyber Security, CSC at apowell28@csc.com.


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    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.

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