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Rail leaders to gather at London cyber security summit

Press release

12 December 2017

London Marriott Hotel Regents Park

Rail leaders to gather at London cyber security summit

Leaders from across the rail sector will gather in London in March 2018 for a conference exploring the cyber security threats to the industry and how they can be tackled.

Taking place at the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park on March 13th and 14th 2018, the event will discuss technical issues such as cybersecurity and safety, command and control system vulnerabilities, endpoint protection, third party risk and feature numerous case studies demonstrating how the rail sector is currently coping with evolving cyber threats.

It will also include discussions about how these issues can be managed at an operational level, such as how to develop a culture of awareness throughout the organisation, manage the cyber skills gap, developing more effective methods for effective public and private information sharing and what how cyber security threats may have an impact on security.

Key speakers will include:

·      Peter Van den Bossche, Infrabel, Information Security Officer

·      Geir Arild Engh-Hellesvik, NSB Group IT, Chief Information Security Officer

·      Head of Rail Cyber Security, Department for Transport

·      Russ Evans, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (Australia), General Manager National Rail Programs

·      Douglas Young, Asset Information Manager, HS2

·      Sonia Zahiroddiny, BIM Strategy Manager, HS2

·      Marc Antoni, Director of the Rail System Department, International Union of Railways,

·      Dr Jan Collie, Principal & Senior Forensic investigator, Discovery Forensics

·      Francesco Di Maio, Head of Security Department, ENAV

·      Ken Munro, Founder and Partner, Pen Test Partners,

·      Christian Schlehuber, Team Leader CyberSecurity OT, DB Netz

·      Sergey Tverdyshev, Technical Leader, certMILS Project

Please visit www.railcybersecurity.com for more information on our agenda and speakers.

Discussing the event, James Nesbitt, the founder of the Cyber Senate, which specialises in organising sector-specific events about all aspects of international cyber security, said: “The widespread use of digital technology opens up many opportunities to the rail sector – such as increased efficiencies, network optimisation, and improved asset visibility – however it also brings with it many threats, which require very careful management.

“The potential for improved performance and profits needs to be offset against the risk of breaches that have the potential to cause many millions of pounds of damage and lead to downtime that could prove catastrophic for rail networks and their passengers. And as the threat is constantly evolving, so too must the knowledge of those overseeing operational and IT security experts within the sector – something that this conference will help them to do.”

In addition to the 3rd Annual Rail Cyber Security Summit, Cyber Senate will also be hosting the Maritime Cyber Security conference – aimed at operational and security specialists in the maritime industry – at the same venue.

ENDS

What3rd Rail Cyber Security Conference

Where: March 13th & 14th March 2018

When: Marriot Regents Park Hotel, 128 King Henry’s Road, London, NW3 3ST

For more information, contact James Nesbitt on +44-(0)207-096 1754 or james.nesbitt@cybersenate.com

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