Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Ransomeware and protecting critical national infrastructure

As most, if not all of you will have heard or even experienced by now, Friday's cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, according to Europol chief Rob Wainwright. He told the BBC the act was "unprecedented in its scale", and experts say another attack could be imminent and have warned people to ensure their security is up to date. "Multiple industries and services were affected, including Germany's rail network Deutsche Bahn, Spanish telecommunications operator Telefonica, US logistics giant FedEx and Russia's interior ministry." (source BBC)

We have yet to get a full picture of the impact this attack has had on Critical National Infrastructure. However initial media reports suggested several European utilities may have been affected. The WCry ransomware will go down in history for setting an example of how malicious software can disrupt global networks, leaving systems crippled until demands are met.

We need to work together continuously to ensure we sharing information and best practice to protect critical national infrastructure. The Cyber Senate and its community of subject matter experts will be hosting the following ICS Cyber Security events in 2017 and 2018, along with several new discussions on pharma, medical and aviation to be announced shortly.

Please mark your diaries and assist us in creating a common voice for ICS industry.

Thank you
James Nesbitt
Cyber Senate

2nd Annual Industrial Control Cyber Security Nuclear Summit
Warrington United Kingdom
May 22-24th 2017
Airbus, Kroll, Atkins
Associate Sponsors
PA Consulting Group, Darktrace
Places on the Nuclear Cyber show are now limited. We run this annually so please mark your diaries.

4th Annual Industrial Control Cyber Security Europe
Millennium Gloucester Hotel
London United Kingdom
September 19/20th
Headline Sponsors Leidos


We are the only ICS cyber show providing free passes for all Critical Infrastructure Operators and Owners

4th Annual Industrial Control Cyber Security USA Summit
The Sutter Club
Sacramento California
October 3/4
Co-Sponsors Cyber Ark

Critical Infrastructure Operators and Owners passes reduced to $149 until June 1st

European Rail Cyber Security Working Group
London United Kingdom
Dinner September 5th, Working Group September 6
Copthorne Tara
London Kensington
Interests contact marketing@cybersenate.com

* The 3rd Annual Rail Cyber Security Summit will take place in March 13/14 2018 in London. 

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