Featured Speakers:

Eng. Meshal Abdulla Bin Hussain
Acting AECERT Director - Policies & Programs Dept - Information & EGovt
Telecom Regulatory Authority, UAE
 Osama Salah
Osama Salah
Head of IS Planning & Governance
ADGAS, UAE
 Muhammad Sajith
Muhammad Sajith
Head of ICT, Infrastructure & Operations
Emirates Global Aluminium, UAE
Dr. Bader Al Manthari
Dr. Bader Al Manthari
Director General – IT Security Division
Information Technology Authority, Oman
 Fuad Al Ansari
Fuad Al Ansari
Vice President IT
Takreer, UAE
Dr. Sherif Hashem
Dr. Sherif Hashem
Vice President Cyber Security
Telecom Regulatory Authority, Egypt
Major General (ret) Punch Moulton
Major General (ret) Punch Moulton
Former Director of Operations (J3)
US European Command (US Air Force), United States
 Donald Codling
Donald Codling
Former Chief Cyber Security Unit
Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States
Peter Baurichter
Head of Information Security
Maersk Oil, Qatar

4th Edition of Cyber Security for Energy & Utilities

IQPC is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Cyber Security for Energy & Utilities Conference from 29 March – 1 April 2015 at The Westin Golf Resort in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event has grown over the last 3 years  with many companies choosing to showcase their best cyber security programs on the IQPC platform, shows the support and commitment of companies in a rapidly changing environment to protect their most critical infrastructure.

Benefits of attending:

  • Learn to tackle Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) & Advanced Volatile Threats (AVT) for building a robust IT security system
  • Tackle backdoor interface vulnerabilities in SCADA, ICS and DCS networks to prevent real time threats
  • Prevent cyber espionage and data theft to enhance information security and ensure confidentiality of data
  • Learn best practices in incident management and response, cloud computing security, containment, investigations and cyber forensics for building a strong cyber security framework

Whats New for 2015:

  • New sessions covering incident response management and to how to limit data theft during a cyber attack
  • Don’t miss out on the social media group activity to get hands-on experience on how to overcome social media infiltration
  • Learn about the latest developments in mobile security and the next steps forward for the industry
  • Join the open discussion forum which will give you an insight into a hackers mindset and show you how to anticipate their next move

Recent cyber attacks:

  • More than 50 Norwegian oil and gas companies were targeted by unknown attackers targeting intellectual property, business and customer data in August 2014
  • Ongoing cyber attacks on the US and European energy sector in July 2014 by the Dragonfly” group with sabotage capabilities compromising on a number of ICS systems
  • Anonymous” group threatening oil companies in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE in June 2014
  • The bash bug dubbed as “Shellshock” where cyber criminals were using the bug to install malware code onto servers and used these botnets to orchestrate a series of DDoS attacks
  • An attack on oil and gas majors in the Middle East, aiming to disrupt oil and gas supplies in Aug 2012 affecting approximately 30,000 computers and confidential data
  • One utility reported in the US Congressional report that it was the target of approximately 10,000 attempted cyber-attacks each month in 2013
  • Hacking of various oil companies in protest to drilling in the Arctic in July 2012

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