With the Middle East being responsible for a significant part of the world’s energy supplies, together with the widespread use of interconnected networks and central control systems, it is not surprising that the region is fast becoming one of the target areas for cyber-attack. Consequently, the need to address, explore and counter future threats is paramount, as there is no time for deliberation.
The International Cyber Security Forum for Energy and Utilities in the Middle East brought together an international panel of decision makers and key cyber security experts who are leaders in the Middle East market.
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Key highlights from PA speakers
Justin Lowe, PA energy cyber security expert, and a member of the Advisory Committee for the forum, presented on ‘The business need for addressing energy cyber security’. Justin explored:
how the rising deployment of technology in the energy sector introduces cyber security risks to our critical infrastructures
initiatives on a risk-based approach to adopting rapid but planned cyber security frameworks
best practices for business on how to respond to incidents, should they occur
perspectives on security improvements in both corporate IT systems and industrial systems.
Dan Haagman, PA IT risk and security expert, focused on ‘Understanding information assets, their real value and the importance of cyber education’. Dan provided insights on:
developing cyber defences for core information asset threats from an education and empowerment perspective
examining the business need to think differently about improving cyber security through improved education of hacking and forensics.
To find out more about how PA can help energy and utilities organisations to develop an effective cyber security strategy, please contact us now.