Threat actors are more sophisticated, with more detailed knowledge not only about critical and proprietary control system components, but also about the actual physical process that is being controlled. Some threat actors are also increasingly able to demonstrate that they have access to extensive skills, financial backing and resources.
Norwegian businesses depend on the ability to implement strategies to improve cyber security urgently in an ongoing process. Cyber security attacks on industrial automation and control systems can in the worst case have physical consequences. The industry is meeting the new challenges when critical systems that were isolated before are now connected to networks, possibly also to the Internet.
This NFEA conference focuses on cyber security in critical infrastructure internationally as well as the status for cyber security in the oil and gas industry. Leading standards that apply today will be presented along with how the standards are being applied within different corporations’ governance frameworks and procedures.
This year we have a special focus on «Security for safety», and we try to point out how new technology can challenge critical systems we thought were safe.