Press Release: June 01, 2016
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 your country cope in the event of a dirty bomb or if it suffered a natural or man-made disaster impacting on its key infrastructure?
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.
A terrorist attack, or the impact of a natural disaster against key national infrastructure could have a catastrophic impact on the country and regions economy. The proper functioning of a nations critical infrastructure is vital to the interests of any society. At this year’s Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Asia leading experts from around the world will discuss the threats both in the physical and cyber domains and how to mitigate those threats.
Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand on 5th-6th October 2016, 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.
MINISTERIAL OPENING KEYNOTE
Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia once again boasts the endorsement of the Ministry of Information & Communication Technology, Ministry of Interior Department for Disaster Prevention & Mitigation and Ministry of Transport, with Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Information and Communication Technology for Thailand scheduled to deliver an opening keynote presentation on Wednesday 5th October.
Other high profile speakers confirmed include:
– Peter O’Neill, Chief of Transport Policy and Development Division, UNESCAP
– Thomas Wuchte, Head of Transnational Threats Department/Action against Terrorism Unit, OSCE
– Dr. Peeranan Towashiraporn, Director, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
– Dr. Mohammad Shahir, Senior Consultant, THALES E-Security, Malaysia
– Dr. Yunyong Teng-amnuay, Director, Information Systems Engineering Laboratory, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
– Zahri Yunos, Chief Operating Officer, Cybersecurity Malaysia
– Shamika Sirimanne, Chief of Division, Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, UNESCAP
– Kamal Thalib, Head of Financial Crime & Security Services, PT Bank DBS Indonesia
– Air Chief Marshal Somneuk Swatteuk, Senior Expert, National Disaster Warning Center, Thailand
– Senior Representative, Department for Disaster Prevention & Mitigation (DDPM), Thailand
– Mr. Kumpol Sontanarat, Director, Information and Communication Technology Department , Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Thailand
– Dr. Dhanant Subhadrabandhu, Executive Vice President (Product Development Group), CAT Telecom Public Company Limited, Thailand
– Megat Muazzam, Head of Malaysia CERT, Malaysia
Further details with be announed soon on the full programme, but information can be found at www.cip-asia.com where you can currently register as a delegate and benefit from the Early Bird discounts. Register online at www.cip-asia.com/onlinereg.
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