CS4CA Europe Speaker Announcement

LONDON, May 24 2017 – Critical infrastructure has never been under greater threat. In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack, the option of airgapping critical networks from the Internet is being discussed across Europe as a last resort in the fight against malicious interference from hackers and rogue nation states.

 

The 4th CS4CA Europe Summit is set in a world where theft of intellectual property, data ransom and malignant phishing attacks are becoming the norm. According to a 2017 Deloitte report, 46% of large organisations suffered a significant breach in the last year alone.  1/3 of breaches disclosed caused affected businesses losses between $500,000 and $1m. Cost of attacks to critical infrastructure, however, is far harder to measure as outage costs (alongside harder to quantify reputational damage) have to be calculated alongside any physical damage to network hardware.
The Cyber Security for Critical Assets Summit comes at a critical juncture for European security leaders facing increasingly complex threats from multiple different attackers. We’ll be bringing together operational technology/process control with corporate IT departments to share best practice, discuss policy implications and face threats together.

 

‘We’re on a mission, with CS4CA, to educate and inform the market about the benefits of bridging the traditional gap between IT and OT departments and innovative approaches tackling tomorrow’s security challenges. Our collaborative approach to working with sponsors means we enjoy a close and long-term relationship with our clients.’ commented Event Director, Kudsia Kaker.

 

We’re delighted to announce that Muhittin Hasancioglu, CISO & VP Information Risk Management at Shell, will be joining us for the European edition of the CS4CA Summit in 2017. With almost 25 years’ experience in securing systems across the world, he’ll be presenting a unique case study at the conference in London this October 4-5. Muhittin joins a lineup that includes the CISOs of Transport for London and the National Air Traffic Service, as well as representatives from the National Cyber Security Centre and leading academics at the cutting edge of new approaches to cyber defence. Through regular consultations with the market and extensive research, the event is designed around the needs of security leaders in the oil & gas, energy, transport, utilities and chemicals industries.

 

For more information on speaking and sponsorship opportunities currently available, contact John Merritt at john.merritt@qatalystglobal.com or visit www.cs4ca.com/europe.

 

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