(Oxford, England) May 23, 2017: Protection Strategies Incorporated (PSI) Senior Energy Security & Policy Advisor, Dr. Jack Caravelli co-chaired an International Cyber Conference at Oxford University’s Christ Church College located in Oxford, England on May 23-24, 2017. Thirty attendees from the US, UK, Switzerland, Germany and Japan, representing government, industry, and academia, discussed the changing face of cyber security threats. Presentations included cyber hacking from state and non-state actors, human risk factors in cyber security and ways to mitigate the threat from cyber attacks. There was a broad consensus that both governments and industry are at increasing risk of cyber attacks and that complete protection against those is unrealistic. Rather, presenters stressed the need for cyber resilience in the form of plans that can be implemented in the face of cyber attacks.
Dr. Caravelli shared that the conference was well-received and underscores the continuing interest in global cyber activities; the Japanese presentation, for example, showed as much concern for cyber vulnerabilities as briefings from US and UK counterparts. Follow-on cyber conferences are planned next year for Geneva and Riyadh, and Dr. Caravelli encourages those interested in future events to contact him directly at 1-865-294-5101.
Established in 1998, PSI is a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that engages industry recognized professionals worldwide to provide security management and consultant services to U.S. Departments and Agencies, international organizations, and commercial corporations. Find out more about PSI at www.ProtectionSI.com. Contact Phone: (865) 294-5101.
About Cyber Security Oxford
Cyber Security Oxford is a community of researchers and experts working on Cyber Security across the University of Oxford. The University of Oxford is one of the UK’s Academic Centers of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. Their network links members with a wide variety of industrial and academic partners, particularly through large initiatives like the Alan Turing Institute, the PETRAS Internet of Things hub, and the Networked Quantum Information Technologies hub. They also work with Smart Oxford, a strategic program of a wide range of city partners working together to develop and promote Oxford as a smart city, and are proud members of the Oxford Cyber Security Cluster.