Critical Infrastructure Protection Forum 2017 / 2nd Edition

The “CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION FORUM –CIP FORUM 2017” is a conference designed as an open platform for leaders and decision makers from central administration, public and private institutions, for security specialists and innovators, aiming to promote strategic themes and ideas at the highest level. 

Join the global discussion* of The Fourth Industrial Revolution and new challenges for our critical infrastructure protection!

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the main theme of the 2017 conference as today’s high levels of interconnectivity and exposure have also spawned serious challenges for critical infrastructure organizations. We need to secure future digital infrastructure while it’s still evolving.

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Smart cities, technology-enabled medicine and driverless cars carry a wonderful promise of better, safer and more productive lives for us all. But to build the digital infrastructure required to fulfil this promise, critical infrastructure organizations must anticipate the future needs of such infrastructure.

Some of the technologies that the infrastructure will have to support have not yet been invented. It’s akin to building an airplane without knowing how far it will have to fly and how many people it will carry. To make matters even more difficult, critical infrastructure organizations’ OT systems consist of older technologies that were designed and implemented before cybersecurity was on anyone’s radar.

Be part of our conversation on how to shape Smart Cites and a Smart State!

From smart grids to smart energy
Because these systems are critical, they frequently cannot be taken offline for redesign and repair. What’s more, replacing that installed base is costly and time consuming. Can you imagine shutting down the electricity to your neighborhood for six months to do an upgrade?

Resource disparity between large and small organizations
Cybersecurity is a complex discipline comprising multiple knowledge areas. Doing it right requires specialized expertise that smaller organizations cannot afford. Large critical infrastructure organizations with resources can hire experts and set up sophisticated cybersecurity programs. Smaller ones (like emergency response agencies and water utilities) have to manage the same risks with significantly fewer resources.

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DATA – THE NEW NATURAL RESOURCE
The first Industrial Revolution brought steam power and factories. The second produced railroads and electricity. The third gave us the Internet, digital computers, and the conveniences of the modern world.
The fourth revolution won’t center on machinery that’s simply stronger and faster: It’ll revolve around machines that process, share, and act upon information without us, fundamentally modifying our relationships to our tools, our world, and one another.
Data — not coal, steel, or silicon — will be the currency of the fourth revolution.

Blockchains and fintech are here to stay
Blockchain has already been used to facilitate commerce in the finance industry. But digital information packets are discrete assets in the same way dollars are, and blockchain can create a digital record of their existence and transfer. The technology is essentially a record, or consolidated ledger, of digital events. This ledger is decentralized and shared among the different parties in a network, and it can be updated only by a majority consensus of those parties. Once a ledger entry is created, it can never be erased.

NATIONAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES:

  1. Energy; 2. Information and communication technology; 3. Water supply; 4. Food; 5. Health; 6.National security; 7. Administration; 8. Transport;  9. Chemical industry; 10.Space and research.

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THE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION FORUM 2017 AIMS TO:

  • Establish benchmarks for the continuous development of national capabilities for critical infrastructure protection;
  • Put domestic regulation in the same line with European Union and NATO;
  • Involve all national authorities with specific tasks in the field, as well as partners from the private sector, in conceiving and implementing a structural and procedural set of measures to ensure a coordinated action for the identification, designation and protection of critical infrastructures at national level.

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-* Based on WEF/World Economic Forum report