Modern society is underpinned by the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) of the country in which we live - electricity supply, water, communications, transport, and so on. The majority of such CNI is owned and operated by private companies who rely on commercially available, off-the-shelf equipment and technologies for day to day operation. The information that underpins the services is often carried over commercial public networks; and the providers are also expected to maintain internet connectivity to keep the public informed.
This half-day event will discuss the environment that is created, where there is increased exposure of the business systems to attack, resulting in a set of challenges in managing vulnerabilities and providing assured operation in the event of hackers, physical attacks and natural disasters.
This thought-provoking half day event, kindly hosted and sponsored by Bird & Bird, will explore the challenges of managing and keeping CNI secure in this ever more complex environment. Paramount to all CW events, there will be ample networking opportunities among colleagues and peers as well as a panel session to facilitate discussion on the sessions of the day. Confirmed speakers for this event:
- Hugh Boyes, Cyber Security Lead at The IET
- Rick Crosby, Principal Information Risk Management Specialist, CESG
- Adrian Grilli, Managing Director of JRC Ltd.
- Gerry McQuaid, Group Security Relations Manager, Vodafone Group Services Ltd
- Graham Wright CBE, CISO & Global Head of Digital Risk and Security, National Grid
The Security SIG is championed by David Chater-Lea of Motorola Solutions, Nicholas Hill of Plextek Consulting, Guy Kenyon of Kenyon Consulting, Tim Phipps of Cambridge Consultants and Rob Quarton of Airwave.
We are extremely grateful to Bird & Bird for sponsoring this event.
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