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Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems

7 - 8 February 2019 | IET London: Savoy Place, UK

IET London: Savoy Place (logo) CPD 16 hours

Keynote speakers

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Robert Hannigan, Former Director General, GCHQ

Robert Hannigan is Executive Chairman for Europe of BlueVoyant, a global cyber security services company. He was Director of GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence and cyber security agency, from 2014-17 and recently retired from Government after 20 years in national security roles, including Prime Minister’s Security Adviser.

Robert established the UK National Cyber Security Centre as part of GCHQ in 2016, having been responsible for the UK’s first cyber strategy in 2009. He is a leading authority on cyber security, cyber conflict and the application of technology in national security and writes regularly on cyber issues in the Financial Times and elsewhere. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a senior Fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center, and a member of the UK MOD’s Innovation Advisory Panel.

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Air Commodore John “JW” Wariner, RAF CIO, Royal Air Force

John “JW” Wariner was commissioned into the Royal Air Force in 1983. He read an Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Brunel University and a Defence Studies Masters at Kings College London.

His early career built upon Information Communications and Technology (ICT) specialisation in command, on operations and in staff roles. Appointed to Wing Commander in 2002, he led capability development and acquisition in the MOD for Offensive Cyber and Intelligence Capabilities. At the Defence Concepts and Doctrine Centre, he was the UK lead for Multi National interagency coordination and strategic planning. He commanded the Tactical Communications Wing (2005) delivering operational ICT worldwide. Moreover, he deployed to Iraq (2007) as Commander Joint Force CIS responsible for all UK ICT deployed in the Middle East. On his return he was promoted to group captain (2008) and appointed as Chief of Staff of MOD’s Information Systems and Services.

He moved to the Permanent Joint HQ to lead ICT Operations in 2009, after which he assumed command of 90 Signals Unit at RAF Leeming (~900 personnel) from 2011. He was the RAF lead for Defence Transformation within the MOD Head Office in direct support of Acquisition System Reform before being appointed to HQ AIR Command in Oct 2014 to head the RAF’s C4i Capability branch. He was promoted to Air Cdre and appointed the Air Officer A6 / A6 Force Commander in Apr 2016.

Keen to maintain his fitness, he enjoys long distance running and cycling. He is a Professional Registration Interviewer and Fellow Assessor for the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He is also the Chairman of the Minerva Society and committee member for the AFCEA London Chapter.


Confirmed speakers for Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems conference:

Alex Tarter, Chief Cyber Consultant & CTO, Thales UK
Phillip Corner, Project Manager – Industrial Cyber Security, Cougar Automation, UK
Ken Munro, Partner, Pen Test Partners, UK
Darren Groombridge, Independent consultant
Mo Javadi, Director & CTO, Lagoni Engineering Ltd, UK
Dai Davis, Solicitor & Chartered Engineer, Percy Crow Davis & Co, UK

Confirmed speakers for Cyber Defence and Security seminar:

Air Vice-Marshal Chris Moore, Director Service Operations, Information Services and Systems (ISS), Joint Forces Command, UK
Gp Capt Ian Chesworth, Dep Head Cyber, JFC C4ISR Jt User, MOD, UK
David Ferbrache, Cyber CTO, KPMG, UK
Richard Piggin, Technical Authority Cyber Security, Atkins, UK
Paul Theron, Member of NATO’s IST 152 Technology Research Group; UK
Alessandro Guarino, CEO, StudioAG / Member of NATO’s IST 152 Technology Research Group, Italy

Sponsors / Exhibitors


Member - £550

Non-member - £700

Student / retired- £235

Government - £199

Vendors / solution providers: £999