2014 Programme

Opening Keynote:
Chair: Simon Fordham OBE, Principal Partner, BGN Risk

Sir Gerald Howarth MP, Former Minister for International Security Strategy at the Ministry of Defence, UK

Dr. Nigel Brown, Lead for Resilient ICT Strategy, Cabinet Office, UK


Session 2: Emerging and Future Threats, Identification and Management
Some threats are well known and remain a persistent danger, but what are the evolving, emerging and potential threats. The significant proportion of emerging threats remain man-made, so how do we identify, manage and deal with them?
Chair: Mike Fuller, SCC Global, UK

Emerging and Future Threats, Identification and Management – The OSCE Approach
Thomas Wuchte

Head on Anti-Terrorism Issues, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Attack Methodologies – Meeting the Threat, Reducing Vulnerability and Impact 
Phil Chesworth

Head of Infrastructure Portfolio, National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) , UK

Paul Gelton
Director Resilience, Threat and Risk Analysis Department, National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security, Ministry of Security & Justice, Netherlands


Session 3: Security and Resilience in Design
How do we design and build security and resilience into our critical infrastructure, buildings and places without taking on the look of a fortress Europe? What are the key drivers and conflicts between security and operational factors and requirements, and how do design/manufacture standards stack up across Europe?
Chair: Simon Fordham OBE, Principal Partner, BGN Risk

Challenges for the common testing of CIP security solutions in the EU
Peter Gattinesi
European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (ERNCIP), Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Engineering a resilient infrastructure for society’s health and well being
Professor Barry Clarke

Immediate Past President, Institution of Civil Engineers and Deputy Director, Institute for Resilient Infrastructure, UK

Resilient buildings , resilient people
Anthony Clerici
Vice President, Royal Institute of British Architects, UK

Specification by numbers. The art of physical security
Richard Flint
BRE Global Limited, UK


Session 4: Modelling, Simulation, Convergence and Standardisation for Improving CIP Solutions
Enabling government and industry policy makers and managers to optimise security and disaster planning, by identifying the threats and opportunities for improvement and how European standardisation could assist the industry in enhancing security solutions.
Chair: Stephen Elliott-Hunter, Communications Director, Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management (ICPEM)

Potential for utilisation of a new computer-based quantitative modelling and simulation approach for assessing nuclear security performance
Norman Bird
UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) , UK

Is there a compelling case for Convergence
Bharat Thakrar
Head of Business Resilience Services, BT Global Security, UK

Beyond compliance: a case study about the Romanian approach to the implementation of the Directive 114/08/EC on European CIs
Alessandro Lazari, PhD – Marta Simoncini, PhD
School of Law – University of Salento (Italy)

CIPRNet – establishing a European Infrastructures Simulation & Analysis Centre
Eric Luiijf
Principal Consultant, TNO, Netherlands


Session 5: Energy, Transport & Telecomms Infrastructure Security

Energy, transport and telecomms infrastructure are three key elements in any modern industrial nation and are indeed often used as a measure of a nations stage of development.
Whether it’s the oil, gas or electricity used to power the transport, heat our homes and power our businesses, national and international telecommunications or passenger travel through airports to rail, or freight through our ports and harbours to road and rail, power, transport and telecommunications are the crucial economic lifeblood of any modern industrial economy.
Therefore should they be damaged; by terrorist attack, by natural or by man-made disasters, they have the potential to cause damage to the economy far in excess of any physical damage they may incur. The problem for the authorities, operators and agencies is to ensure the right balance of security, safety and resilience in facilities that are widely dispersed and in the case of transport, public places.
Chair: Mike Fuller, SCC Global, UK

Stephen Gregory
Chief Executive Officer, Harnser Risk Group, UK

National Grid’s modern approach to infrastructure security & resilience
Clive Bairsto
Global Head of Business Resilience, National Grid, UK

Infrastructure Protection – Telecomms
Chris McIntosh
Chief Executive, ViaSat UK, UK

Infrastructure Protection – Airports
Gary Heward
Director, MFD Group, UK


Session 6: Cyber Threats, Detection and Security on Critical Infrastructure
The potential for a cyber attack to compromise our power, financial, communications systems has been widely publicised and indeed prolific in recent months. From the individual hacker to state sponsored attacks, what are the threats and how do we counter them?
Chair: tbc

Enhancing the Security of Critical Infrastructures and Services – ENISA’s approach
Dr. Evangelos Ouzounis
Head of Unit – Secure Infrastructure and Services, ENISA – European Network and Information Security Agency, Greece

Paul Gillen
Head of Operations, European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), Europol, Netherlands

Annemarie Zielstra
Director International Relations Cyber Resilience TNO (former Director of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure in the Netherlands CPNI.NL)


Session 7: International Agency Co-operation Delivering Enhanced Command and Control
Agency co-operation is the key to success, whether that is on a national basis or international basis. In the current challenge times for our security and resilience professionals, co-operation and co-ordination is vital to ensure effective command and control of a situation. So what are the key enablers to making it work and how can improvements be made in the current practices for more efficient delivery?
Chair: tbc

Ms. Paola Albrito
Head of UNISDR Regional Office for Europe, United Nations

Mr Hans Das
Head of Unit DG ECHO, A5 Civil Protection Policy, European Commission

Helena Lindberg
Director General, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

Khan Jahier
Industrial Resources and Communications Services Group (IRCSG), NATO Operations Division


Session 8: Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordination
Getting the right help, to the right place, and the right people is about communications, planning and organisation. How best do central and local government and the emergency services co-ordinate their efforts, and co-operate with infrastructure operators, to bring relief to the point of most need when national infrastructure is most challenged?
Chair: tbc

REACT: Resource for Emergency Services to Access Command and control data using satellite and hybrid Technologies
Alan Brunstrom
Head of the Applications Business Office, European Space Agency, UK

Inter System Interoperability for Tetra-TetraPol Networks project (ISITEP)
Claudio Becchetti
ISITEP Project Co-Ordinator, Selex ES

Emergency Preparedness and Command, Coordination and Communications Response
Michael Fuller MBE MBA MA
Director, SCC Global Ltd, UK

Emergency communications, a European approach
Paul Kiernan
REACT Project Manager, Skytec, Ireland