Southeast Asia has seen a rise in insurgency-related attacks and terrorist activities, creating uncertainty and insecurity on critical national infrastructure.
Climate change has also seen more extreme weather patterns, creating additional hazardous, unseasonal and unpredictable conditions and a severe strain on infrastructure.
On a country level, there are strategies to deal with infrastructure protection issues. On a regional level, there is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER), under which several teams have been set up to deal with disaster management in general, but none is geared towards the protection of critical infrastructure.
Cyber security is also becoming more prevalent, and as more critical infrastructure becomes connected to the internet and exposed to the dangers of cyber security attacks, new strategies and systems need to be developed to mitigate these threats.
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Asia will bring together leading stakeholders from industry, operators, agencies and governments to collaborate on securing Asia. The conference will look at developing existing national or international legal and technical frameworks, integrating good risk management, strategic planning and implementation.
Conference Programme Topic Guidelines will include but not be limited to:
Critical Infrastructure Protection:
- Securing Waterside and Maritime Infrastructure – Whether that’s Oil and Gas Refineries, LNG, Ports, Power Stations
- Ariel Assets – What’s the Future? – Fixed Wing, Rotor Craft, UAV’s, Satellites
- Perimeter Security – Do long perimeters mean weak security?
- Flooding – Prevention is better than the cure, but we also need the cure!
- Planning for Disaster – Risk Management and Resilience
- Surveillance Systems – How Do We Manage Multiple Systems?
- Human Assets – Selection, Training, Motivation
- Critical Communications
- Emerging and Future Threats, Identification and Management
- Security and Resilience in Design
- Modelling, Simulation and Metrics
- Standardisation for Improving CIP Solutions
- CNI Threat and Vulnerability Analysis
- The Human Factor – Operator Protection
- Energy Infrastructure Security
- Transport Infrastructure Security
- Telecomms Infrastructure Security
- International and National Agency Co-operation
- Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordination
- Identity Management & Access Control
- Information exchange and interoperability
Critical Information Infrastructure Protection:
- Cyber security aspects on critical infrastructures (e.g. energy, telcos, transport, banks, health)
- CIIP Policy
- Cyber security strategies
- Alerting systems and information exchange platforms for cross-border NIS cooperation
- Integrated situational awareness; Data collection, abstraction, visualisation
- Governance models, practices and escalation procedures for cyber crisis management
- International NIS cooperation for incident management and response
- Legal aspects of NIS cooperation and information sharing
- Industrial Control Systems / SCADA security / ICS-CERT
- Incident reporting
- Information sharing
- Public Private co-operation
- Critical applications security