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Cyber and terror attacks under spotlight at Offshore Europe

4 September 2017

The growing physical and digital threats that the world faces today will be discussed by a panel of experts, including the BBC’s Security Correspondent Frank Gardner, at Offshore Europe on Wednesday (September 6).

The broadcast journalist and best-selling author, who was partially paralysed in the legs after being shot six times by terrorists in Saudi Arabia, will speak alongside leading security, intelligence and risk management consultant Dominic Armstrong and world-leader in electronic warfare Professor David Stupples at the session chaired by Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie.

“The world is a very different place these days with most weeks bringing dreadful stories of terror attacks and cyber breaches,” said Deirdre Michie.

“Now more than ever we need to be aware of the risks each of us could be exposed to in our personal and working lives.  Our Offshore Europe Cyber and physical attacks – understanding & managing the risks session will be an extremely topical and fascinating insight by three highly informed figures into the threats that exist today.”

Dominic Armstrong, co-founder of an innovative security and intelligence company and now President of Herminius, which provides insight and advice on political and security issues to many high-level clients, will give the first of three 25-minute talks.  He will give a geopolitical overview, with emphasis on historical background and cultural drivers.

Frank Gardner will then give a glimpse into what’s focusing minds in London and Washington with his strategic assessment of current threats.

David Stupples, Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems at City University London, will then discuss cyber threats including state sponsored terrorism.

A half-hour Q&A session with the panel will then close the session.


Notes to Editors

  1. The keynote panel discussion – Cyber and physical attacks – understanding & managing the risks – takes place on Wednesday 6 September,10:00-12:00, in Gordon B, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Issued by the Communications Team, Oil & Gas UK. Contact Communications Manager Jennifer Phillips on 01224 577279 / [email protected]

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its membership comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies.

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