Tag: cybersecurity

Cyber Security for Nuclear New Build discussed in UK May 22-24th 2017

Chief Information Security Officer, Graeme Hockey and Lead C&I Engineering Manager, Peter Partington of Nugeneration Limited will present this May 23 and 24th at the 2nd Annual ICS Cyber Security Nuclear Summit  on “New Build. Are we really starting with a blank canvas?
The presentation session will address the following points:
Cybersecurity in a Security context – Integration into the Security environment
Resources – Information, People and Skills
Incident Response – Red Team, Blue Team, Corporate Integration
Strategy – What could it look like?


Don’t forget if your part of the local Warrington Nuclear Hub we have incentives to attend.

2nd Annual
Industrial Control Cyber Security Nuclear Summit 
“Transformation, Preparedness and Developing Cyber Security Assurance ”
www.industrialcontrolsecuritynuclear.comMay 23/24th Warrington United Kingdom
 Co-Sponsors Kroll 
Co-Sponsors Airbus
Associate Sponsors PA Consulting Group


May 22nd Pre-Conference Workshops

Morning Workshop A hosted by Unisys
“Strategic planning for Industrial Control System (ICS) Security and Privacy”

Afternoon Workshop B with PA Consulting Group 
“How examining attack scenarios can help manage your security risk”

 
All Workshops are FREE to the first 15 qualifying Operators



Thought Leaders include:

  • Chris Roberts, Chief Security Architect at AcalvioTechnologies/Principal AMCyber Org
  • NCSC, Name withheld
  • Paddy Francis, Airbus
  • Chris Blask, Unisys Global Industrial Control Security Director, Chair ICS-ISAC
  • Roger Howsley, Executive Director WINS
  • Eric Knapp, Chief Engineer and Global Director of Solutions and Technology for Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security
  • John Dickinson, Cybersecurity Control Systems Manager, Control Systems Group, Sellafield Ltd 
  • Karen J Frith, Head of Cyber Operations and Risk, Sellafield Ltd
  • John Donald, Superintending Inspector, Office for Nuclear Regulation 
  • Graeme Hockey, Chief Information Security Officer, Peter Partington, Lead C&I Engineering Manager, NuGeneration Limited
  • Andreu Bravo Sanchez, Chief Information Security Officer, Information Security and Cybersecurity, Gas Natural Fenosa
  • Mike St John Green, Honorary Fellow, University of Warwick, Independent Consultant
  • Rakesh Burgul Senior Security Delivery Manager (Information & Personnel) & Chief Information Security Officer, International Nuclear Services
  • Andrew Beckett, Managing Director, Kroll
  • Karl Williams, Security Advisor, PA Consulting Group

Media Partners include The World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS), The Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICS-ISAC), CCI, the Industrial Cybersecurity Center, Infosecurity Magazine and the OSGP Alliance.

2nd annual Industrial Control Cybersecurity Nuclear Summit to take place in Birchwood

PRESS RELEASE

2/8/2017

Warrington chosen to host international nuclear conference
2nd annual Industrial Control Cybersecurity Nuclear Summit to take place in Birchwood

Warrington is set to host the second annual Industrial Control Cybersecurity Nuclear Summit on 22nd – 24th May 2017.

Taking place at The Centre, Birchwood Park, the two-day conference will cover pressing cyber security challenges in the nuclear industry, including managing supply chains, preparing for the Internet of Things (IoT) and what public/private partnerships could mean for the sector.

The event, which is aimed at an international audience, will be structured around presentations and debate from some of the world’s leading cyber security experts and authorities in nuclear security.

Past presenters have included the IAEA, ONR, NDA, BEIS, Engie, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, Horizon Nuclear, EDF and Honeywell.

Discussing the conference, event organiser James Nesbitt, Founder of the Cyber Senate said: “The security landscape is changing and the way we protect the safety, reliability and stability of our critical nuclear infrastructure must change with it.

“This event will address several key areas such as how to reduce vulnerability, detect threats and how IT and operational technology can work in synergy to defend nuclear assets. It will also cover wider issues in the industry, such as the growing skills gap. We’ve brought together an impressive range of world experts on these topics who will be sharing best practice and providing insight as to what the future may hold for this sector.”

“Warrington is home to a number of organisations in the nuclear industry, including Sellafield Ltd, AMEC Nuclear, NNL and Rolls Royce Nuclear, so holding the conference here felt like a natural step. These are big issues that affect not just the security of businesses, but of whole nations and events like these are an important way to share best practice and plan for the future.”

ENDS

For more information, visit: https://www.industrialcontrolsecuritynuclear.com/

The Cyber Senate announce ICS ISAC Alliance

ICS-ISAC Chair Chris Blask noted that Cyber Senate is an example of an information sharing organization which spans key demographics. “The mission of information sharing involves many stakeholders groups across the entire global community. Cyber Senate captures key thought leaders and works to share information among them and with critical communities. We see Cyber Senate as a highly valuable organization and are pleased to support the good work they are doing.”

Fukushima nuclear plant ordered to upgrade from Windows XP

Fukushima nuclear plant ordered to upgrade from Windows XP

48,000 PCs running on out-of-date operating system
Thu Apr 23 2015, 14:25

A JAPANESE WATCHDOG has slammed the operators of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after an audit revealed that most of its PCs run on Microsoft’s Windows XP.

The plant’s owner might have been expected to ensure that systems are up to date and as secure as possible after the meltdown of three of the plant’s six nuclear reactors in March 2011. But apparently not.

Further details can be found on the news website http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2405425/fukushima-nuclear-plant-ordered-to-upgrade-from-windows-xp

Smart Roads, Traffic systems, and the threat of Smart City eco systems

Smart Traffic systems raise concerns over hacking vulnerabilities. Wireless communications infrastructure will never be %100 secure, and the advancing threats of the Internet of Things and Smart Cities continues with Smart Traffic Systems. Lighting systems, city monitoring systems (such as Smart City Barcelona are implementing) that monitor noise levels and the gathering of crowds as a defence mechanism, can also be utilised by those with ulterior motives.
The Cyber Senate has also identified key areas in Smart Roads, that incorporate technologies into roads for generating solar energy and – and more importantly the operation of autonomous cars, as well as lighting and road condition monitoring.

Vehicle Infrastructure Integration technology would link vehicles directly to their surroundings to improve safety and reliability. The vision is to create automated guidance and autopilot systems, that do not require human intervention.

In the name of efficiency, we again become dependant upon a technology with cybersecurity gaps and must remember these systems need to be built with a “security by design” perspective as the first priority.

Require further information? Please get in touch with us james@cybersenate.com or 44 (0)207 0967 1754

Further thoughts to consider:
Smart roads charge your vehicle without charging points.
Giving new meaning to the phrase “electric avenue” along stretches of Israeli streets and railways, the simple passage of cars and trains is creating electricity.

Created as possible Smart pricing, further gaps can and will be exploited
http://www.worldhighways.com/categories/traffic-focus-highway-management/features/europes-smart-road-pricing-project/

“Designed in collaboration with Heijmans Infrastructure, a Dutch multinational development company, Smart Highway aims to retrofit highways with innovative technology that can visually communicate dangerous road conditions and traffic pattern disruptions, charge electric cars on the go, and even generate energy to power its own lighting.” 

Smart lighting, traffic management systems, the entire Smart City Eco System incorporates all of the embedded communication infrastructure that is regularly being exploited in many other next generation systems utilised by such as industries as oil, gas, electricity, financial services and retail.
Let’s discuss security shall we?