Securing ‘smart’ Infrastructure

The Internet of Things is revolutionising the world around us, connecting everything from heart rate monitors to nuclear power stations, but in many cases security is lagging behind the development and expansion of functionality. As the Chancellor said in his recent speech at GCHQ, ‘the stakes could hardly be higher – if our electricity supply, air traffic control, or hospitals were successfully attacked, the impact could be measured not just in terms of economic damage but of lives lost’.  Does ‘smart’ mean ‘exploitable’?  How can we protect our smart cities and connected infrastructure?

Date:  Thursday, 3rd March 2016

Time
12.15pm Registration & Buffet Lunch
13.00 Tour – latest developments 
14.00 Chairman’s Welcome
14.05 The Updated National Cyber Strategy – an update on the refresh of the National Cyber Strategy and securing critical national infrastructure  Mohib Rahman, Energy Team Lead, OCSIA – Cabinet Office
14.25 The ‘Internet of Things’ – today, tomorrow and beyond – a view on the opportunities, challenges and where next for IOT Ian Jones , UK General Manager, Intel
14.45 Securing Industrial Control Systems – Cyber-attacks on electricity grids, water and transport systems are already happening. A new simulator is helping infrastructure operators to identify where the dangers lie. Dr Ian Buffey, Technical Director, Industrial Control Systems cyber Security, Atkins Consulting 
15.05 Networking break Tea & coffee
15.25 What are the Issues and Challenges for my organisation? Group Discussions
16.00 Q&A Panel Session Panel of Speakers, together with Chris Gibson, Director  CERT-UK
16.40 Close
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