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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

CIP Week and CIPRE Opening Keynote session

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The CER and NIS2 Directives come into force in October 2024, where failing compliance could bring hefty fines, operational restrictions, or even shutdowns for critical infrastructure owner/operators. Non-compliance exposes vulnerabilities to cyberattacks and disruptions. What are the implications on the operator/owners and agencies and what impacts could there potentially be on public safety and economic […]

Dr Vittorio Rosato Research Associate / Faculty of Engineering, University Campus Biomedico, Roma, Italy
9:00 am - 10:20 pm

The threats to critical infrastructure are like a chameleon. Cyberattacks evolve, threat of terrorism activities are on the increase, natural disasters worsen due to climate change, and new threats like drone attacks and AI manipulation emerge. This constant shift demands continuous updates to security measures. How can we identify, monitor and manage their levels of […]

11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Across Europe, communication networks are the lifeblood of communities and critical infrastructure. Disruptions cripple businesses and leave emergency response in chaos. With the internet central to all sectors, safeguarding communication assets and building resilience is essential for European businesses, governments, and all critical infrastructure.

Alexandru Georgescu Scientific Researcher / National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics, ICI Bucharest
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The movement of goods and people is vital to a local and national thriving economy. Without a safe, secure and resilient transport network, an economy will crumble. The transport network, from rail, road, air and sea, is at threat from cyber attacks, terrorist threats and natural hazards and its protection and resilience is key for […]

John Laene Managing Director / RAILPOL
Peter Nilsson Police Commissioner / Head of Airpol, Europe
Sarah Prew Senior Aviation Security Consultant / Arup UK
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Europe’s energy sector, reliant on oil, gas, and renewables, is paramount. Without it, other critical infrastructure fails. Recent and regular cyberattacks and changing weather patterns highlight the need to safeguard our energy assets, including IT/OT and SCADA systems. How can we minimize outage or attack impacts and fortify Europe’s grids?

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Escalating cyberattacks by state actors and persistent criminal activity necessitate urgent action. Robust cyber regulations, clear standards, and effective best practices are required to fortify defenses. So what are the latest regulations and how can we raise standards and standardise best practices in cyber defense?

Dr Victor Vevera General Director / ICI Bucharest, Romania
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Across Europe’s critical industries, security practices increasingly integrate due to converging physical and cyber threats. Four main categories guide these practices: physical security, cyber resilience, personnel training, and robust supply chains. Integrating secure manufacturing (or other key processes) with resilient logistics, including IT/OT and SCADA systems, is essential for reliable deliveries and a thriving European […]

Vsevolod Shabad ex-Chief of Information Security Growth / Eurasian Resources Group, Kazakhstan
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Safeguarding Europe’s digital backbone is paramount. Information technology underpins our workforce, businesses, and access to crucial data. Robust Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) through cybersecurity and network security is vital. Recent ransomware attacks and evolving threats like malware (Stuxnet remains a stark example) necessitate heightened vigilance to shield Europe’s information assets.

Ollie Gagon III, CISSP, CPP, PSP Chief Homeland Security Advisor / Idaho National Laboratory, USA
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Regular exercises combined with clear communication protocols between operators and agencies/emergency responders ensure everyone’s on the same page. Open information sharing creates a shared understanding of threats provide a more effective response. How do we better coordinate and co-operate to enhance protection and resilience?

Ben White Principal Consultant / 4C Strategies, UK
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Moderated by Alessandro Lazari Join us for an engaging and interactive session on the final day of CIPRE. Titled “What If,” this session is designed to foster deep involvement from participants through dynamic, interactive tabletop exercises and thought-provoking scenarios. Participants will dive into a series of hypothetical “what if” situations that challenge our preparedness and […]

Alessandro Lazari Fellow in Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience / University of Salento, Italy & International Association of CIP Professionals
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Final Thoughts and Conference Closing Remarks

9:00 am - 10:30 am

What are some of the latest and future technologies, from ground, land or underwater technologies, access controls, and space based or cyber technology, to predict or detect the wide range of potential physical and cyber threats to CNI. How is AI being utilised in technology to enhance performance.

Simon Goldsworthy Global Business Development Manager – Intruder Detection Systems / Wavefront Systems, UK
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Effective risk, resilience, and emergency plans rely on open information sharing across Europe. Knowledge empowers informed decisions for CI protection. How can we dismantle barriers to information exchange and foster trust between governments, operators, and communities? Stronger PPPs hinge on this collaboration.

J Javier Larraneta General Secretary / Spanish Technology Platform on Industrial Safety
M.Sc. Jarna Hartikainen Head of Preparedness Planning / National Emergency Supply Agency, Finland
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Proactive threat preparation significantly reduces disruptions to infrastructure and the broader community, bolstering resilience, safety and security. How can we effectively address these evolving physical and cyber threats to minimize outages and financial losses?

Ollie Gagon III, CISSP, CPP, PSP Chief Homeland Security Advisor / Idaho National Laboratory, USA
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

It is the interoperability between independent critical national infrastructures that is the catalyst for multiple failures in the so called cascade effect. As more infrastructure becomes increasingly interdependent, how do we identify the weaknesses to enhance resilience across industries to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or man-made attack? How should the […]

Ollie Gagon III, CISSP, CPP, PSP Chief Homeland Security Advisor / Idaho National Laboratory, USA