01 June 2018, 12:30 to 13:30

Tech20: The Canary in the Coal Mine – Cyber now and in the future


A social showcase for speakers presenting technology focused topics.


01 June 2018, 12:30 to 13:30


The Oil & Gas Technology Centre
20 Queens Road
AB15 4ZT

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We have launched a series of weekly events called ‘Tech20’ to help inspire a culture of innovation in the North-East of Scotland.

The events take place in our Innovation Hub and will feature an expert speaker giving a thought-provoking insight into a technology, theme or business area.

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Stephen Bonner, Risk Advisory Partner, Deloitte LLP


The Canary in the Coal Mine – Cyber now and in the future

Cyber security affects all of us. It impacts individuals, organisations and governments. What is coming next and how can you prepare for it? In this talk, Stephen will share his experiences on the front lines.

Organised crime groups have traditionally targeted banks for money. However, as banks build their defences and improve their detection these attackers have been increasingly displaced and are looking for new targets. How can you reduce the chance that the oil and gas industry is the next victim? What do you have of value to these attackers in IT and OT?

Governments have historically used offensive cyber attacks to infiltrate military and diplomatic targets in order to gather intelligence. As geopolitical tensions rise, these same techniques are being redeployed at non-government targets to steal intellectual property and even prepare to disrupt critical infrastructure - the oil & gas industry is a particular target. Are you defenceless against this kind of sophisticated attacker? What can you do now to mitigate large-scale destructive attacks?

Cyber security is a topic that can be drowning in jargon and acronyms so this will be a chance to ask about and understand the key concepts so you can confidently tell your DDoS from your DMARC.