Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe

IET Round Table

Wednesday 3rd Ocober 2018

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Engineering Skills in a Cyber World

The IET Sectors: Transport, Information and Communications and Built Environment are organising this years roundtable discussion event at the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe (CIPRE) event on Wednesday 3rd October at the Crowne Plaza Den Haag Promenade in The Netherlands.

Following such demand and positive feedback from the success of previous discussions, the IET Round Table is now an integral part of the conference programme, ensuring all delegates can participate and benefit.


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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET) is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community with over 168,000 members worldwide in 150 countries. We are working to engineer a better world to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society.

Engineering Skills in a Cyber World

The IET believes that engineers and technicians for Future Cities, will help to inspire both new and returning engineers, will require engineering in unique sets of ‘combined’ skills for cyber secure system integration. The energy sector plays is attractive target for cyber-attacks, a sustained loss of power or heat could have disastrous, far-reaching and potentially unexpected consequences for the population. As a result, having a full understanding of the resilience of the energy network and the various dependencies is a vital part of any nations cyber security strategy.

The IET Skills and Demand in Industry survey has been run annually for 12 years, in various forms. It provides an important view of the state of skills in engineering and technology. For 2018, we are focusing our efforts on ‘Cyber-Skills’ with the aim to highlight the state of cyber security skills amongst engineers across industry sectors.

We are excited to announce that the views of CIPRE delegates will help form this important work. The survey will have two main, but related, areas of focus:
• The skills requirements of different engineering and technology sectors around cyber security. For example do the needs differ across sectors or are they broadly similar? Does the size of the company affect their ability to employ dedicated cyber security experts?
• How do best practice and standards in cyber security differ across sectors? We will be using this to help us determine if cross-model learning in this area has the potential to benefit all sectors of engineering.

The IET interactive workshop will look at these core areas and seek to understand perspectives from leading stakeholders from across Europe and the world.

It will contribute to an in depth survey in to the skills challenge, gain a glimpse of and contribute to, some leading research by the UK’s largest professional engineering institution, be able to take a more informed view of the skills challenge.

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