Industrial Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection in Europe
Author: Ignacio Paredes
The events that have taken place during the last years, from 9/11 attacks to recent espionage acts performed by some nation states or corporate spies looking for economic benefit or strategic improvement, using more and more advanced techniques; or the effects of WikiLeaks or the Stuxnet malware, have made the governments to include in their agendas the development of national cybersecurity strategies to protect their critical infrastructures. But there is more. Hundreds of thousands of industrial infrastructures across Europe are at stake. This keynote will link critical infrastructures protection and industrial cybersecurity, giving a comprehensive insight of current risks, the relation between industrial and corporate environments and its impact in key organizations for the survival of a country as well as current trends in the convergence between industrial and corporate systems, threats and countermeasures.
Ignacio Paredes has a M.S. in Computer Science and works as Studies and Research Manager at the Industrial Cybersecurity Center. Since 1999 he has been involved in different projects related to cyber security for important industrial and telco companies. He is an expert in the design and deployment of technical and administrative security solutions, including topics such as applications security, secure network design, critical infrastructure protection, ethical hacking or business continuity planning. For the last five years, he has been dedicated to Industrial cyber security covering technical aspects such as cyber security assessments in industrial facilities and organisational topics such as cyber security management systems.
He is also a security expert assisting the implementation of the ENISA work programme in the areas of information security considerations, information security risk management, international standards and best practices and CIIP.
Among his professional certifications are: GICSP; CISSP; CRISC, CISM, CISA, CEH; BS 7799 Lead Auditor by BSI (British Standards Institution); PMI Project Management Professional (PMP).