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Receive cyber security project updates from Petroleum Development Oman, Shell and GDF Suez | Oil and Gas Cyber Security


SMi's 3rd annual Oil and Gas Cyber Security conference, taking place on 25-26 November in London will feature an array of global project updates from oil and gas companies including Petroleum Development Oman, Shell and GDF Suez, among others. The two-day programme will contain unique presentations and recent case studies on the challenges of security architecture, securing end point devices and authenticating applications, where you will have the opportunity to network with some of the industry's most authoritative Oil and Gas professionals from across the globe.

London (PRWEB UK) 21 July 2013

Oil and gas companies are continuously threatened with cyber attacks by hacktivists, state-sponsored hackers and online criminals. Anonymous for example is conducting a new campaign dubbed OpPetrol to protest against the West's domination of the world's resources, principally against the energy sector for the adoption of US dollars as currency for oil exchange.

Against this backdrop, with Oil and Gas Cyber Security to become a $1.87bn industry by 2018, SMi's timely 3rd annual event tackles these latest developments and more. The two-day programme will address the measures being taken to bolster cyber security with case studies provided by Petroleum Development Oman, Shell, GDF Suez highlighting what is being done to protect highly valuable intellectual property and commercially sensitive information on production, exploration plans and assets.

Speaker Panel includes:

  • Fathiya Al Farsi, Head IM&T Risk Management, Petroleum Development Oman
  • Phil Jones, Security and Resilience Manager, GDF Suez E&P UK Ltd
  • Tim Harwood, Security Capability & Awareness Lead, BP (subject to final confirmation)
  • Auke Huistra, Lead Workforce Development PCD IT Security, Shell Projects & Technology
  • Annemarie Zielstra, Director, International Relations, Cyber Resilience, TNO
  • Dr Gal Luft, Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, Senior Adviser, United States Energy Security Council
  • Geir Arild Engh-Hellesvik, Senior Manager, Technology Risk Services, BDO Norway
  • Andrea Rigoni, Director General, GCSEC Global Cyber Security Centre
  • Edward Hamilton, Head of Threat and Vulnerability Management, PWC

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