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Utility Week Live

Protecting critical infrastructure and the security of supply

21 May 2024
Smart Utilities Stage

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Mitigating cyber security risk is a priority for all major infrastructure, from telecoms to highways. infrastructure operators need to secure their assets as they embrace smart networks, sensors and digital twins which open asset owners up to new vulnerabilities. As utilities push to digitalise their assets and embrace open data, what digital security measures are necessary and required, and how is the legislative backdrop changing? Join this session to understand how to secure critical infrastructure from case studies and discover the shared responsibility for policymakers, regulators and infrastructure businesses.

Chair introduction
James Wallin, editor, Utility Week

Providing insight into cyber standards and regulations
Dr Richard Dobson, business leader – digital, Energy Systems Catapult

T & OT – Collaborating to Protect Critical Infrastructure
Iain Dougan, head of operational technology & cyber, SSEN Transmission

The role of telecoms in driving resilience for utilities
Ian Smith, head of operations support, National Grid Electricity Distribution

Revealing key insights from delivering digital security in the utilities sector
John Elder, cyber security director, Jacobs
James Wallin, editor - Utility Week
Dr Richard Dobson, business leader – digital - Energy Systems Catapult
Iain Dougan, head of operational technology & cyber - SSEN Transmission
Ian Smith, head of operations support - National Grid Electricity Distribution
John Elder, cyber security director - Jacobs