Transport Security Workshop: Delivering a Secure, Resilient Network, London

22 November, 2017 | 09:00 - 13:00

Venue address:

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
Delivering secure transport infrastructure
Delivering secure transport infrastructure

About this event

Transport networks are the lifeblood of our society and economy, yet they face very real threats from terrorism, espionage and other hostile activity. Compromises of networks, failures of systems or losses of sensitive information can have serious consequences for asset operators and end users. The potential for disruption is huge.

While digitalisation is reshaping the way we deliver infrastructure, we must build resilience to the added complexities and security vulnerabilities it presents. Autonomous networks must be secure by design, and data must be treated as a valuable asset and protected accordingly.

The role of civil engineers is crucial to building this resilience. Every individual engaged with designing, operating and maintaining transport systems has a responsibility towards their secure running. We must develop a culture of security-mindedness throughout the industry.

This event will share the latest guidance, best practice and solutions for delivering secure transport infrastructure.

Why attend?

  • Boost your awareness of security threats and potential impacts to businesses and transport Infrastructure
  • Hear the latest government guidance from the UK Government Security Advisors​ and the Department for Transport
  • Understand what constitutes a security-minded culture and why your role matters
  • Join stimulating discussion exploring threat scenarios and vulnerabilities
  • Network with security experts and transport sector professionals

Registration fees

ICE members: £40 + VAT
Non-members: £55 + VAT

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08:30 |  Welcome,  registration and networking 
09:10 |  Chair’s opening remarks 
09:15 |  The nature of the threat and introduction to security-mindedness 
Session led by the  UK Government Security Advisor​
09:30 |  Specific threats to the transport sector – how to develop an effective strategy
Session led by the   UK Government Security Advisor​ 
09:45 |  Q&A
09:55 |  Scenario workshop – identifying vulnerabilities leading to an attack 
Delegates will be presented with a scenario featuring a security breach or attack on a city’s transport network. In break-out groups, delegates will discuss different aspects of the network’s security protocols to identify where vulnerabilities may have been exploited. 
The aspects will cover physical, personnel and cyber security measures with the overall message emphasising the need for a joined up, multi-layered approach to security and development of a security-minded culture. 
10:35 |  Workshop feedback and summary
10:45 |  Refreshments and networking

11:20 |  Applying cyber security principles in practice
Dr Darren Handley, Cyber Security Lead - Roads, TS-COR, Department for Transport
  • Introduction to DfT “Principles of cyber security for connected and automated vehicles”
  • Challenges around industry skills, organisational culture and building resilience 
  • The role of civil engineers throughout planning, design, delivery and data management
11:40 |  Staying ahead of the threat – what do asset owners and operators really need to have in place?
12:00 |  Group discussions: How does this affect the role of the civil engineer?
Delegates asked to discuss in break out groups – how will smart city network integration and security challenges affect their work as a civil engineer? What is the responsibility of the civil engineer towards ensuring security?
12:40 |  Discussion feedback and summary 
12:50 |  Chair’s final comments and close 


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