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The UK’s critical infrastructure and associated assets, as well as a broad range of private stakeholders including essential businesses and services, currently face a significant threat from international and domestic terrorism, espionage and hostile foreign activity in the physical and cyber spaces.

Register your place to hear our expert speakers debate the issues of developing resilient critical infrastructure in a networked world.

See below for highlights of our speaker sessions.

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Key themes:

Our speakers will address the topics of:

  • Threat Forecasting and Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) resilience
  • Private Sector Guidance and Resilience
  • Detecting Threats
  • Cyber Threat


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Speaker Highlights

Fireside Chat Pool Re's Approach to Business Resilience

Day 1: Tuesday 8 September | 11.45 - 12.15

Ed ButtlerMalcolm Warr, Chairman of Protecting Infrastructure, and Ed Butler, Head of Resilience at Pool Re, will discuss how the effects of terrorism on businesses can be mitigated. Drawing on decades of experience, this conversation is must-see for anyone concerned with the impact an act of terrorism can have on their company's bottom line.

Ed Butler, Chief Resilience Officer – Pool Re

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Building Digital Resilience, Lessons Learned

Day 1: Tuesday 8 September | 13.45 - 14.15

Timothy ParsonsThe nature of cyber-physical systems underpinning critical infrastructure has evolved quickly over the past 10 years. In practice critical infrastructure now has dependency upon ‘dynamic, open collaborative systems characterised by multiple domains of authority. Tim’s career has spanned from research scientist to providing strategic options to the boards of Tier 1 Companies, and will answer in his presentation the critical question ‘How can highly critical, open collaborative systems be architected for resilience?

Timothy Parsons, Cyber Security Consultant – QinetiQ

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Spotting the bad guys – can facial recognition help?

Day 2: Wednesday 9 September | 10.45 - 11.15

Tony PorterTony is an intelligence specialist and counter terrorism and retired senior police leader. His experience spans community and business engagement, international counter terrorism and serious and organised crime. In his talk, he will discuss facial recognition technology and the role that it can have in counter terrorist operations, the challenges it can bring in civil society and how to ensure the technology is used within the boundaries of the law to protect the public.

Tony Porter, Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales – Home Office

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Community Security for Air and Sea Ports

Day 2: Wednesday 9 September | 14.15 - 14.45

Neville HayIn a time when policing suffers from a reduction in resources and funding, security plays an enhanced role. Neville, a former member of Special Branch, will share INERPORTPOLICE’s 3 Pillar Strategy of Education, Collaboration and Communication, and how this can be implemented to enhance the security culture within the airport and seaport domain.

Neville Brooklyn Hay, Director of Training – INTERPORTPOLICE

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Debate the future of Counter Terror with us

If you would like to hear our experts speak, register your free place.

For any queries about the event, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

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10:30
  1. Protecting Infrastructure Theatre
    15 mins
                
11:45
  1. Protecting Infrastructure Theatre
    30 mins
    Malcolm Warr, Chairman of Protecting Infrastructure, and Ed Butler, Head of Resilience at Pool Re, will discuss how the effects of terrorism on businesses can be mitigated. Drawing on decades of experience, this conversation is must-see for anyone concerned with the impact an act of terrorism can have on their company's bottom line. 
12:15
  1. Lunch Break and Exhibition
    90 mins
13:45
  1. Protecting Infrastructure Theatre
    30 mins
    The nature of cyber-physical systems underpinning critical infrastructure has evolved quickly over the past 10 years. The convergence of information and operational technologies, the commoditisation o ...
14:15
  1. Protecting Infrastructure Theatre
    30 mins
    Nine out of ten companies have been affected by sabotage, espionage and data theft in the past two years – IT attacks have a high degree of diversity. Threats on the web are increasing due to the incr ...
14:45
  1. Afternoon Break and Exhibition
    30 mins
15:15
  1. Protecting Infrastructure Theatre
    30 mins
    Maritime Infrastructure can be complex and in terms of digitalisation and Cyber Security in an evolving environment, presents some unique challenges. Using a real-life case study, Fitz will highlight the guiding principles in security that can be adopted to address these challenges in Maritime, and how they can also be applied across other CNI sectors.
10:30
  1. Protecting Infrastructure Theatre
    15 mins
10:45
  1. Protecting Infrastructure Theatre
    30 mins
    Tony will discuss facial recognition technology and the role that it can have in counter terrorist operations, the challenges it can bring in civil society and how to ensure the technology is used wit ...
11:15
  1. Protecting Infrastructure Theatre
    30 mins
    The topic will delve into aspects that overall comprise Deception Detection as a tool. This includes Body Language as Indicators of Deception: What To Look For and When in a Static and Mobile Environm ...
12:15
  1. Lunch Break and Exhibition
    90 mins
14:15
  1. Protecting Infrastructure Theatre
    30 mins
    The audience will learn about INTERPORTPOLICE 3 Pillar Strategy of Education, Collaboration and Communication. How to integrate and enhance the security culture within the airport and seaport domain. ...
14:45
  1. Afternoon Break and Exhibition
    30 mins
15:15
  1. Protecting Infrastructure Theatre
    30 mins
    This presentation will distill threat management lessons and research from the presenter’s thirty five years of experience in military, federal, state, private sector, higher education and internation ...
09:45
  1. Protecting Infrastructure Theatre
    15 mins
10:00
  1. Protecting Infrastructure Theatre
    30 mins

    Go on an entertaining and thought-provoking journey to the “Dark-side” to get a glimpse of how the “Bad Guys “of SPECTRE are looking at you and your organisations vulnerabilities.

    …….. and get an exclusive on their rebranding exercise!

10:30
  1. Morning Break & Exhibition
    30 mins

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