Today’s modern economies and improving living standards rely more and more on the development and security of a country’s critical infrastructure. How would a country cope should it suffer from a terrorist attack or a natural or man-made disaster, on its key infrastructure? Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe (12th-13th Feb, Guoman Charing Cross Hotel, London) will bring together leading stakeholders from industry, operators, agencies and governments to collaborate on securing Europe. The conference will look at developing existing national or international legal and technical frameworks, integrating good risk management, strategic planning and implementation. In addition, The Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe exhibition will demonstrate and display some of the leading technologies, products and services available to the industry. Keynote speaker for the event will be Sir Gerald Howarth MP, Former Minister for International Security Strategy at the Ministry of Defence. Dr Nigel Brown Lead for Resilient ICT Strategy, Cabinet Office, UK and Olivier Luyckx Head of Unit, Crisis Management and Terrorism, DG Home, European Commission, Belgium will also give the first presentations of the programme. Topics covered throughout the two-day conference will be: – Emerging and Future Threats, Identification and Management – Security and Resilience in Design – Modelling, Simulation, Convergence and Standardisation for Improving CIP Solutions – Energy, Transport and Telecomms Infrastructure Security – Cyber Threats, Detection and Security on Critical Infrastructure – International and National Agency Co-operation – Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordination
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.