Tag: INFOSEC

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.”

Cyber security for the digital railway

Join the Cyber Senate on March 16th in London for an in-depth discussion on the current and future threat, how the industry is responding, the absolute importance of “Security by Design,” the challenges that bridging IT and OT bring in deploying enterprise facing architecture and how to further develop a culture of awareness. Cyber threats are growing in frequency and capability across every industry, but none carry more consequences than those carried out against critical national infrastructure. The global rail industry is where the Smart Grid industry was 10 years ago, now realising that through advanced connectivity and digitisation that greater levels of efficiency and optimisation can be achieved, reduction of carbon footprints and greater value can be provided to both asset owners and operators, passengers and shareholders. The rush to next generation infrastructure however is not with out its vulnerabilities. The proliferation of machine to machine sensors, the Internet of Things and the convergence of IT and OT – two very different disciplines, has extended the attack surface dramatically for an industry historically isolated from modern day cyber threats. Join the Cyber Senate on March 16th in Londonfor an in-depth discussion on the advancing threat, the reality of security of our future rail networks, the absolute importance of “Security by Design,” the challenges that bridging IT and OT bring in deploying enterprise facing architecture and more. This is a unique opportunity to address key cyber issues in the design stage within the rail industry, so let us begin. A strong cyber security strategy saves lives. All stakeholders have a responsibility in ensuring the safety, reliability and stability of our Critical National Infrastructure. Information sharing is paramount in educating ourselves and the industry

 

 

 

Anti-IS group’ claims BBC website attack

Reports state the BBC was subject to a DDoS attack by group calling itself “New World Hacking,” targeting IS affiliated web activity. They are reported to have stated “We are based in the US, but we strive to take down Isis [IS] affiliated websites, also Isis members. The reason we really targeted the BBC is because we wanted to see our actual server power. It was a test.”

Source: BBC news

Read more here 

The Department of Homeland Security join as Key Note Speakers

The Cyber Senate are pleased to announce Mr Marty Edwards, Director ICS CERT, Department of Homeland Security will be joining us as the Key Note speaker on October 13th and 14th in Sacramento California for the 2nd annual Industrial Control Cyber Security USA conference. 

Marty Edwards Photo (1)

Assistant Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) Director, Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) Department of Homeland Security Marty Edwards is the Director of the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), an operational division of the department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) ICS-CERT works to reduce industrial control system risks within and across all critical infrastructure and key resource sectors by coordinating efforts among federal, state, local and tribal governments, as well as industrial control systems owners, operators and vendors. In collaboration with the other NCCIC components the ICS-CERT responds to and analyzes control systems related incidents, conducts vulnerability and malware analysis, and shares and coordinates vulnerability information and threat analysis through products and alerts.

Mr. Edwards has over 20 years of experience and brings a strong industrial control system industry focus to DHS. Before coming to the ICS-CERT, Mr. Edwards was a program manager focused on control systems security work at Idaho National Laboratory. Prior to his work at the laboratory, Mr. Edwards held a wide variety of roles in the instrumentation and automation fields, including field service, instrument engineering, control systems engineering and project management. Mr. Edwards has also held various positions in nonprofit organizations, including Chairman of the Board for one of the automation communities’ largest user group conferences. Mr. Edwards holds a diploma of technology in Process Control and Industrial Automation (Magna cum Laude) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.