9:00am-12.30pm – IET Round Table Discussions
Chair: Senior Representative, Institution of Engineering & Technology

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 Engineering Skills in a Cyber World Workshop will help focus on:
• 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.

Leaders from across the key IET Sectors (IT & Comms, Energy, Manufacturing, Transport and Built Environment) will provide a quick introduction at the start of the session and then join the attendees to continue discussions.

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12.30pm-2:00pm – Delegate Networking Lunch

2:00pm-3:30pm – Session 3a: Emerging and Future Threats on CNI
Threats to critical national infrastructure can take many forms, whether it is malicious insider threats, natural disasters or attacks by state actors or terrorists. Identifying new and potential threats is vital if critical services are to be maintained and normal economic activity is not to be disrupted. Senior Representative, EUROPOL*

Telephone Terrorism Against CI – Lina Kolesnikova, Consultant, Crisis Response

CBRN Threats in Buildings – Preparedness and Protection Instead of Forgotten Vulnerabilities – Katja Kiukas, Product Manager, Bio Detection & CBRN Systems, Environics Oy

3:30pm-4:15pm – Networking Coffee Break

4:15pm – 5:30pm – Session 4a: Space Based CNI
As we rely more and more heavily on satellites for communications, navigation and observation, the requirement to ensure that space based systems are both secure and resilient becomes more urgent. Space based systems also have a growing role in CNI resilience.

Critical Space Infrastructures and their place in the System-of-systems – Alexandru Georgescu, Researcher, ROMSPACE – Romanian Association for Space Technology and Industry

PNT as A Single Point of Failure for Critical Infrastructure – The Problem and Solutions – Professor David Last, Consultant, Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation

Time FireWall: Securing the GNSS Timing against Spoofing & Jamming – David Fagelston, VP Sales and Marketing, AccuBeat Ltd

2:00pm-3:30pm – Session 3b: Cyber Security Legislation, Best Practice & Standards
As the threat of cyber-attacks by state actors grows ever higher and attacks by criminals and malicious rogue players continues unabated the need to put in place robust legislation and standards and best practise becomes all the more urgent.drs Michel Verhagen, Program Manager, Digital Trust Center, Directorate-General for Energy, Telecommunications & Competition, Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy, Netherlands

Crisis management for Cyber issues – going it alone or in a coalition? – Viorel Barbu, Senior Analyst, Ministry of Defence, Romania

Senior Representative, ENTSO-E

NIS Directive – the “first EU-wide legislation on cyber security” and what CI have to expect – Anne Klebsch, ICS Security Consultant, Applied Risk

3:30pm-4:15pm – Networking Coffee Break

4:15pm – 5:30pm – Session 4b: Cyber Defence Strategies
To prevent catastrophic disruption or collapse of critical infrastructure CNI operators must develop the strategies, procedures, controls and co-operation to ensure resilience.

International Cooperation for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection: NATO-UKRAINE Trust Fund on Cyber Defence – Cocolan Miruna-Maria, Counselor, R.A. RASIROM

Assessing the cyber security of tunnel control centres – Selcuk Nisancioglu, Senior Researcher, Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) Germany

Living Securely in a World of Cybercrime – Nicole Wajer Cyber Security Lead Cisco Netherland


5:30pm (for 7pm-9pm) – Networking Reception at City Hall (with Cyber Security Week)

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