Nov 02, 2013 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) --
As a highly critical sector, the oil and gas infrastructure should be one of the most secure, both physically and digitally. With the number of cyber attacks on the increase, cyber security spending is set to reach $1.87 billion by 2018. This includes protection of IT networks, industrial control systems and data security, counter measures, policies and procedures.
(Source: ABI Research, 29 Jan, 'Cyber-attacks Against Oil & Gas Infrastructure to Drive $1.87 Billion in Cybersecurity Spending by 2018', https://www.abiresearch.com/press/cyber-attacks-against-oil-gas-infrastructure-to-dr)
SMi's 3rd annual Oil and Gas Cyber Security conference, taking place on 25-26 November in London, will address the most pressing cyber security issues facing the oil and gas sector with key presentations delivered by senior industry figures from Maersk Oil, Petroleum Development Oman and GDF Suez. The two-day programme will build on the success of the 2012 event and discuss recent efforts to bolster protection of highly valuable intellectual property and commercially sensitive information on production, exploration plans and assets.
Speaker Panel includes:
Claudio Lo Cicero, Head of Global Information Security, Maersk Oil
Fathiya Al Farsi, Head, IM&T Risk Management, Petroleum Development Oman
Phil Jones, Security and Resilience Manager, GDF Suez
Annemarie Zielstra, Director International Relations Cyber Resilience, TNO
Auke Huistra, Project manager National Roadmap to Secure Process Control Systems and Lead Workforce Development Thematic Group ICS and Smart Grids, ERNCIP
Geir Arild Engh-Hellesvik, Senior Manager, Technology Risk Services, BDO Norway
Andrea Rigoni, Director General, GCSEC Global Cyber Security Center
Edward Hamilton, Head of Threat and Vulnerability Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers
To view the full speaker line-up and complete two-day programme, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2013cyber-security17.asp
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