Tuesday 12 February 2019

The changing global threat landscape requires new, out of the box approaches that will enable efficient response to the unexpected. What is more, oil and gas companies should be protecting themselves not only in the physical realm but also in cyber space.

Introducing the new look EGYPS 2019 Security in Energy Forum taking place on Tuesday 12 February.

Join us to learn and gain insights from our local and international experts on issues such as:

  • Which partnerships can help ensure security of critical assets and operating personnel?

  • How to develop a robust and holistic cyber security strategy

  • What skills are necessary to achieve a consistent level of emergency best practise that ensures business continuity

  • How to take full advantage of available smart digital solutions

Security in Energy Forum Agenda

08:30 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:40
Opening remarks
09:40 - 10:00
Keynote Address
10:00 - 10:45
Panel discussion - Partnerships as a basis for employee and critical assets security
    • An increasingly dynamic geopolitical environment in the Middle East also means higher security concerns for production, transportation, refinery and petrochemical infrastructures, as well as their operating personnel. What are the most plausible threat scenarios in North Africa and the Middle East? Developing and implementing efficient oil and gas risk mitigation strategies

    • Efficient and fast response to the unexpected. Considering local, national and international security risks, how can governments, security agencies, corporate companies and local communities collaborate to enhance corporate and national security?

10:45 – 11:30
Panel discussion - Identifying the Achilles’ heel of your cyber security strategy and protecting against costly cyber attacks
    • Every new connection between refineries, offshore infrastructures and headquarters increases cyber exposure. Be it an infection of industrial control systems, a denial of service blocking the information flow, a ransomware attack, or a well-researched fishing campaign – how can oil and gas companies protect themselves?

    • Getting deeper insights into driving forces of cyber security threats – which of your business vulnerabilities could make a cyber-attack successful?

    • Protective vs reactive cyber defence approach. How can organisations develop an effective cyber incident response plan that will result in improved decision making, better cooperation and limit reputational and financial damage?

    • How much should oil and gas companies be spending on cyber security? Setting the budget: the cost of a breach vs the cost of cyber security

11:30 – 12:30
Interactive roundtables
  • Contingency plans, crisis management and critical emergency response  
    • It is impossible to completely eliminate security accidents – what people skills are necessary for fast response to the unexpected and a consistent level of emergency best practise that ensures business continuity and safeguards employees?

    • Developing efficient disaster recovery plans for remote drilling and production sites

    • Identifying best practises in contingency planning, crisis management and emergency response from recent exercises and incidents in the oil and gas industry

    Security risk assessment and management
    • Assessing the probability of a threat and its potential impact on critical assets. What are the biggest hazards that can undermine security of upstream, midstream and downstream sites located in North Africa?

    • The weakest link: people, processes or technology? How to reduce vulnerabilities and ensure the utmost security of critical infrastructure and operating personnel?

    • Is it necessary to develop an integrated system for the overall physical and network security across all value chain of oil and gas assets?

12:30 – 12:45
Panel discussion - Taking full advantage of smart digital solutions to safeguard critical oil and gas assets
    • Next generation digital security solutions, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), advanced surveillance with video analytics or smart access control systems offer significant advantages to oil and gas infrastructure security. Drones can monitor refinery perimeters, inspect remote or unmanned offshore areas, video analytics can scan sounds, images and identify gunfire and explosions whilst thermal imaging enables night vision. Digging deeper into the benefits and cost savings offered by smart digital solutions

    • Every coin has two sides, and likewise smart digital solutions come with certain risks such as data theft, skill gaps in their operation, cyber attacks, increased storage demands and processing power requirements. Overcoming challenges associated with application of smart digital solutions

    • Although the use of UAVs enhances infrastructure security, it also poses privacy and national security concerns. Understanding current regulatory frameworks for the use of UAVs and permits required for their operation

12:45 – 13:15
Showcase and hands on experience of smart digital security solutions
  • Attendees have the opportunity to witness a live demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other smart digital security solutions, and to understand how they are relevant to the future security of the oil and gas sector and their business activities.

13:15 – 14:15

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