Cybersecurity for Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) Symposium

CNI Symposium

When: Wednesday 6th June, 10:30 – 13:00
Where: Olympia Conference Centre (Hammersmith Road entrance)

Building Cyber Resilience in Critical National Infrastructure

The cyber-attack on the Ukraine’s power grid at the end of 2015 led to the first known power outage caused by a cyber-attack and demonstrated the real and present threat to critical national infrastructure. As cybercriminals increasingly turn their attention to CNI, cyber-defenders from both public and private organisations need to take measures to minimise their exposure to cyber risks and to build cyber resilience.

The Cybersecurity for Critical National Infrastructure Symposium is an in-depth focus session on how to address emerging threats and risks. Attend this session to collaborate, learn and share actionable insight.

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IMPORTANT: Please note there is no access to the Olympia Conference Centre via the Infosecurity Europe exhibition hall – entrance is via the Hammersmith Road signposted entrance only.

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10.30 - 10.35

Welcome from the Chair

10.35 - 11.05

Keynote Presentation
Analysing the Scope of the Threat to CNI to Drive Effective Risk Mitigation
Cyber-attacks are making headlines all over the world, and the attack on the Ukrainian power grid at the end of 2015 was one of the most high profile of these incidents. As a result it is easy to imagine nightmare scenarios where many lives are lost as the result of attacks on critical national infrastructure. But what is the reality of the threat?  From the insider threat to supply chain risk, where does the real risk lie for CNI? Which cyber adversaries are targeting CNI? And what measures should CNI cyber defenders take to combat these threats?

During this presentation the Keynote speaker will analyse the risks and threats facing CNI organisations and provide you with guidance on which threats matter to you and steps you can take to mitigate these threats.

11.05 - 11.45

Panel Discussion
NIS-Directive – What you Should Know & Do

11.45 - 12.15

Industrial IoT: Rethinking Cyber Defence Strategies for Connected OT (Operational Technology) & IT Networks

  • Establishing the vulnerability of OT networks (ICS, SCADA) to cyber attack
  • Evaluating the risks associated with connectivity between OT & IT networks
  • Developing an awareness strategy to effectively communicate cyber risks and engage and collaborate with OT teams
  • Identifying new approaches to secure connected OT & IT networks: encryption; algorithms;  authentication
  • Implementing a framework to enable rapid and effective response to an OT incident
12.15 - 12.55

Panel Discussion
Developing a Cyber Defence Strategy to Build Resilience in Critical National Infrastructure
As critical national infrastructure becomes increasingly connected and so exposed to new and increasing cyber risks, the need to build resilience in the sector has never been greater. This panel will discuss how CNI organisations can build the resilience that is needed to withstand a cyber-attack.


12.55 - 13.00

Closing remarks from the Chair


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