Hazardex 2018 Conference - 1. Keynote - Cybersecurity: Is the UK prepared to address the risks?
30 January 2018
Sarabjit Purewal - Head of Operations, Health & Safety Executive (HSE), & Tony B - Head of Penetration Testing and CNI Capability, UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Operations Division.
Weds 9.30 – 10.10: Main conference room
The keynote will cover the work that central Government is doing, including setting up to the National Cybersecurity Centre, its remit, what the landscape looks like and what we know about the energy and chemical industries sectors.
The new Network Information Security (NIS) directive will be transposed into UK law in late 2018, which will bring obligations for industries to manage risks to critical services and consequent penalties for non-compliance or loss of service. Although regulatory decisions will lie solely with the Competent Authorities, NCSC plays a leading role in advising industry and will share their approach to providing supporting guidance to the implementation of NIS.
HSE will share the outcomes from the field trials on the application of its operational guide, development of case studies, the strategic approach for regulating cybersecurity from 2018 onwards and the role industry can/is playing in addressing this topic.
The challenges, and risks looking ahead to the UK energy and chemical industries sector will be explored and what government is doing to assist.
Sarabjit Purewal graduated in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London in 1976, and trained and worked with the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) in engineering design, project and contract management on both conventional and nuclear power stations.
He joined Kennedy and Donkin Consulting Engineers as Engineering Manager providing consultancy services to UK power industry in 1989. After 6 years he joined Mott MacDonald as Divisional Director of Control and Communications Division providing a range of consultancy services in power, water, transportation and oil & gas industries worldwide.
He moved to the HSE in 2000 with the Technology Division providing specialist support to HSE and since then has worked as a policy advisor on health and safety to the Minister in Department of Work and Pensions, and currently acting Head of Operations, ECI.
He is a chartered engineer, associate of City and Guilds Institute, and member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Tony B is responsible for building NCSC capability to help improve the resilience of UK Critical National Infrastructure.
The NCSC was established in October 2016 by GCHQ and is helping to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.
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