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How to improve the security of our critical infrastructure


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Critical infrastructure is dependent on safe and reliable operation of industrial control systems.This presentation highlights some of the current bad practices which threaten critical infrastructure, and identifies approaches to improve the situation.

Date and Time

26 April 2018 - 18:00-21:00


Ottawa, Canada - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the N America:Canada-Ottawa local network. Contact Edwin Morton (See registration) for more information.

About this event

Our critical infrastructure is highly dependent on the safe and reliable operation of industrial control systems. These systems are now being exposed to a much greater range and volume of cybersecurity threats.
This presentation highlights some of the current bad practices in industrial environments which threaten our critical infrastructure, and identifies approaches to improve the situation.

The lecture will cover the following topics around industrial cybersecurity:
A brief history – how did we end up here?
The cyber-readiness gap – how well prepared is critical infrastructure?
The biggest threat to security – our people.
What do we do now and what does the future hold?


18:00 - 19:15 Buffet supper ($10.00) in Courtside B
19:30 - 20:30 Lecture
20:30 - 21:00 Q&A

Reasons to attend

  1. Understand the threat to critical infrastructure from cyber threats
  2. Find out what mechanisms can be deployed to thwart threats
  3. Consider future opportunities in mitigating threats
  4. Hold conversation with leading industry experts

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Additional information

About the speaker
Steve Mustard is an independent automation consultant and subject-matter expert of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and its umbrella association, the Automation Federation. He also is an ISA Executive Board member.
Mustard is a recognized authority on industrial cybersecurity, having developed and delivered cybersecurity management systems, procedures, training and guidance to multiple critical infrastructure organizations. He serves as the Chair of the Automation Federation's Cybersecurity Committee.
Mustard is a licensed Professional Engineer, UK registered Chartered Engineer, a European registered Eur Ing, an ISA Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®) and a certified Global Industrial Cybersecurity Professional (GICSP). He also is a Fellow in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a Senior Member of ISA.

Registration information

See link below. Contact Edwin Morton


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