Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia



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2018 Conference Topics and discussions – 18th-19th July:


CNI Methodology, Strategy & Planning
As the scale and frequency of natural disasters continues to rise and international terrorism shows no signs of abating anytime soon, countries across Asia are focussing on resilient crisis recovery strategies, planning and methodology and how best to implement them.

International & National Agency and Operator Cooperation
Where and how can agencies and CNI operators better work together for common purpose, resource sharing and intelligence gathering to deliver greater success in delivering security & resilience to our Critical National Infrastructure. How best do central and local government and the emergency services co-ordinate their efforts, and co-operate with infrastructure operators and where do Public Private Partnerships contribute towards for the protection of vulnerable targets against natural disasters or terrorist attacks.

Best Practice, Standards & Policy Strategies in CIP and CIIP
Protection and resilience of CNI can be driven by minimum standards and best practice, but how are these developed and met? What is considered a minimum standard and how can standardizations of standards and best practice meet the challenge?



Emerging & Future Threats Identification & Management
The ever changing nature of threats, whether natural, through climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities, means the need to continually review and update policies, practices and technologies to meet these growing demands. But what are those emerging threats and how can we identify, monitor and manage their levels of potential damage?

The PPP Role in CIP
With many critical infrastructures in the hands of private organisations, how does the responsibility of security and resilience lie between government, with public accountability to keep them safe, secure and operational 24/7, and the private operator, with additional responsibilities towards shareholders? How can improving the communication between the public sector and private sector enhance protection and can incentives be employed to better engage private owners into PPP?

Transport, Energy & Telecomms Infrastructure Security
Transport, power and telecommunications are the crucial economic lifeblood of any modern industrial economy. The fragility of Asia’s exposed transport network across a large region provides unique challenges, including freight and passenger travel through our ports, harbours and airports. Communications infrastructure becomes key during any threat scenario to which many fail when severely damaged, limiting coordinated efforts and potentially causing 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 subject to diverse ranges of threats.

Technologies to Detect and Protect
What are some of the latest and future technologies, from ground surveillance to space based technology, to predict or detect potential threats to CNI, whether natural or terrorist related.



Cybersecurity Threats and Trends
The digital age has opened up immense new opportunities for criminal activity, providing numerous communications channels and instant access to critical information and data. But what are the latest threats in the cybersecurity space and what are the future trends likely to be in attacks on our critical information infrastructure.

Cyber Analysis, Monitoring and Defence
The ability to monitor the cyber threats to CNI can greatly assist the operators and agencies better prepare their defences against cyber attacks on systems and information/data. What is the latest strategic perspective on cyber monitoring and cyber defences for enhancing CIIP?

Building & Implementing Cyber Control Strategies for CIIP
Technology changes faster than most CNI operators can keep up with. The threat picture evolves over days not over months and years as it has in the past. So how do operators and governments build and implement policy, procedural and technological strategies that are flexible enough that not only meet the threats of today but also tomorrow?

IT/OT Integration
With increasing use of SCADA systems and the modernisation of smart grid and other industry systems utilising IT, how can the Operation Technology (OT) domain remain totally secure with greater access from internet insecurity?