Informatics, TU Vienna

Protecting the Critical National Infrastructure from Cyber Attack: Requirements & Research Questions?

Securing the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) from Cyber Attack is the focus of significant global research amongst a background of increased attack vectors and growing interest from governments worldwide.

Abstract

Securing the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) from Cyber Attack is the focus of significant global research amongst a background of increased attack vectors and growing interest from governments worldwide. This talk provides an introduction to the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems that underpin CNI and provides an insight into the requirements and constraints facing cyber security of such safety critical systems. The aim is to foster discussion and opportunities through the use of real-world examples, an overview of the SCADA cyber security problem space, and current research directions including ongoing activities within Airbus Group Innovations and the wider active community. 

Biography

Dr. Kevin Jones is the Head of Airbus Group Innovations Cyber Operations team and is responsible for research and state of the art cyber security solutions in support of the Airbus Group (Airbus, Airbus Helicopters, and Airbus Defence & Space). He holds a BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Distributed Systems Integration from De Montfort University, Leicester where he also obtained his PhD: A Trust Based Approach to Mobile Multi-Agent System Security in 2010.

He is active in the cyber security research community and holds a number of patents within the domain. He has many years' experience in consultancy to aid organisations in achieving accreditation to ISO27001 standard on Information Security Management and currently acts as a senior expert consultant to the Airbus Group on matters of cyber (information) security across multiple domains and platforms.

Kevin's current research activities include Risk Assessments, Security Architectures, and Cyber Operations in: ICS/SCADA systems and Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), Security Operations Centres, Mobile Security, and Cloud Security. He currently chairs the International Symposium for Industrial Control System Cyber Security Research and is an elected expert to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). He has worked closely with UK Government agencies on ICS/SCADA cyber security and on European funded programmes such as the "European Control System Security Incident Analysis Network". He is a Member of the BCS, IEEE, and ISC2, and is accredited as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and ISO27001 Lead Auditor. 

Note

This talk is organized by the Automation Systems Group at the Institute of Computer Aided Automation and AIT Safety and Security Department.