Workshop overview:

With an emphasis on the threats to oil & gas infrastructures, this workshop aims to provide participants with an opportunity to both learn more about the Chinese Warfare Strategy from case studies while also delivering a series of tactical and strategic cyber network attack (CNA) mitigation short & long term matrices for application and use after the conference. Chinese Warfare computer network exploits (CNE) will be reviewed across the entire technical taxonomy and analyzed using a variety of CNA & CNE threat vector methodologies. This unique workshop will examine the Chinese Cyber Threat from fundamentals of Communist Policy regarding Information Warfare through the broad range of military, civilian and commercially supported cyber attack vectors.

Attending this workshop will arm attendees with a unique insight into the strategies, threats and risks to the oil and gas industry from national cyber security threats.
About your workshop leader:
Lieutenant Colonel Hagestad has a Master’s of Science in Security Technologies from the College of Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota conferred in 2011. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Mandarin Chinese, with minor emphasis in Classical Chinese and Modern Japanese while also holding a second Master’s of Science in the Management Of Technology from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
William is an internationally recognized subject matter expert on the Chinese People's Liberation Army & Government Information Warfare. He advises international intelligence organizations, military flag officers, and multi-national commercial enterprises with regard to their internal IT security governance and external security policies. The linguistic, historical, cultural, economic and military aspects of the Chinese Cyber Warfare are his forte. When national cyber security or protection of intellectual property is in question from Chinese Cyber Threats, William is consulted.
Lieutenant Colonel Hagestad military experience spans over 27 years; enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 1981 and having served in numerous command posts; in 2002 - 2003 Lieutenant Colonel Hagestad was the Anti-Terrorism Officer for Marine Central Command during the initial build-up and subsequent operations in Iraq; and in 2006-2007 Lieutenant Colonel Hagestad served with II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) and the US Army's 1st Armoured Division in Ramadi, Al-Anbar Province Iraq. Currently he is an advisory position as an Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Officer. His personal decorations in the Navy include the Achievement Medal with Gold Star, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal with single campaign star, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal with 4 stars. Currently he speaks both domestically and internationally on the Chinese Cyber Threat.
Who should attend:
·         Information Assurance Experts
·         Information Technology Experts
·         Cyber Security Coordinators
·         CISO's 
·         CIO's
·         Security Researchers

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 Fundamental statistics of the Chinese Cyber Threat to the Oil & Gas Industry

9:25 Chinese Government Cyber Initiatives

10:00 Breakout Session 1: Understanding the key motivators for Government Sponsored Cyber Warfare

10:25 Morning Coffee

10:55 People's Liberation Army (PLA) Information Warfare (IW)

11:40 Breakout session 2: Reviewing the entire composite structure, organisation and methodologies of PLA IW

12:10 Commercial Enterprises as a Cyber Threat Vector

12:40 Networking Lunch

13:40 Breakout Session 3: Detailed examination of commercially sponsored cyber attacks, their relevance, meaning and associated with both government and military inculated cyber attacks

14:10 Nationalistic Threads of Hackers

14:40 Conclusions and Recommendations

15:10 Question and Answer

15:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One


Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.



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