The UK’s critical infrastructure and associated assets, as well as a broad range of private stakeholders including essential businesses and services, currently face a significant threat from international and domestic terrorism, espionage and hostile foreign activity in the physical and cyber spaces.
The growing complexity of threats, and the interdependencies of our networked critical infrastructure, necessitates security that is more resilient and adaptive to attack and disruption.
This is a period of vital significance for both the short and long term future of critical infrastructure security. Threats are developing and proliferating faster than our infrastructure is adapting to them and it’s imperative that we reverse this trend, collectively.
The theme of CNI Security 2019 is ‘Developing resilient critical infrastructure in a networked world’ and we are calling for original, unclassified papers and presentations on this theme from key leaders and subject experts from government, law enforcement, industry and academia.
Some of the key leaders and expert speakers that joined us for 2018 included:
- Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union -European Commission
- Jacqui Chard, Deputy Director for Defence and National Security - National Cyber Security Centre
- Dr Evangelos Ouzounis, Head of Unit – Secure Infrastructures and Services, Core Operations Department - European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
- Chris Flynn, Security Operations Lead, Data Security Centre - NHS Digital
And topics of interest for 2019 include but are not limited to:
- Emerging threats and prioritisation
- Adapting to the EU NIS Directive
- Cybersecurity for networked SCADA systems
- Legacy CNI system integration
- Security for essential financial services
- Addressing cyber skills shortage in CNI operators
- Implications of digitised economies
- New approaches and technologies for perimeter and access security