Kuwait to host major conference on cyber security in oil and gas

Over 1,800 individuals will be attending the conference, including 20 global and local experts

  
A major conference in Kuwait next month will gather experts in the oil and gas, technology and other industries to showcase the latest advancements in the field of cyber security, in response to evolving threats on industrial control systems.
 
Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC) and subsidiaries and Equate announced today that the 4th Kuwait Industrial Automation and Control Systems (KIACS) Conference 2019 will be held on December 1 and 2 at the Maha Ballroom - the Regency Hotel.
 
The conference will be hosted under the patronage of Kuwait’s Oil, Electricity and Water Minister. KIACS 2019 focuses on the progressive approach in detecting and eradicating increasingly sophisticated and complex cyber-attacks against the industry.
 
Commenting on the upcoming conference and its objectives, the head of IT Steering Committee in the K-Companies and Kuwait National Petroleum Company Deputy CEO for Projects, Abdulla Fahhad Al-Ajmi, said: “We reaffirm our commitment to addressing challenges to our cyber security and the solutions that aim to protect our industry. At this unique conference, we shall discuss how to face those threats to the control systems.”
 
Vice President for Technical Services at EQUATE, Nawaf Al-Khaledi, commented: “We are pleased to contribute to addressing the challenges at every level of industrial control systems and to share experiences. This will help develop the necessary governance and compliance measures required to counter these challenges. We look forward to host speakers from across the globe and sectors to join efforts in safeguarding the overall sustainability.”
 
KIACS 2019 Conference is sponsored by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), Fortinet, Schneider Electric, Oracle, Honeywell, Thales and Kuwait University.
 
Over 1,800 individuals will be attending the conference, including 20 global and local experts who will be drawing attention to the latest advancements made in the field of cyber security in response to evolving threats on industrial control systems. – TradeArabia News Service

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