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Under the patronage of Oil Minister With companies and delegates from around the world Kuwait’s 1st Industrial Automation Security Conference starts today Organized by KPC and EQUATE


Kuwait, May 24, 2014 -- Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) & Subsidiaries and EQUATE Petrochemical Company will launch today the First Kuwait Industrial Automation & Control Systems Cyber Security Conference (KIACS Cyber Security Conference 2014).

Held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ali Al-Omair, Minister of Oil, State Minister for National Assembly Affairs and KPC Board Chairman, the conference will take place on May 25 and 26 at the Salwa Al-Sabah Ballroom.

More than 75 local, regional & international companies were invited and over 300 executives and professionals are expected to attend the conference, which will address key matters relevant to industrial control systems (ICS) in the energy sectors of oil, gas and petrochemicals to increase awareness, share knowledge, counter threats, address arising challenges and other relevant topics.

With the global value of security systems for ICS reaching over USD 46million in 2013, the conference aims to encourage the proper understanding and strategy to tackle such an issue on a global scale, especially that oil, gas and petrochemical industries greatly rely on such systems.

The conference focuses on the critical infrastructure in the industries of oil, gas and petrochemicals where over 20 international experts will discuss key issues relevant to the security of ICS.

The two-day conference will include panel discussions, expert presentations and specialized workshops with the participation of several senior officials and professionals from around the world. The conference will also include an exhibition where top technology and cyber security firms from around the world will be presenting the latest advances in devices and software.

About KIACS Cyber Security Conference:

Kuwait Industrial Automation & Control Systems Cyber Security Conference (KIACS Cyber Security Conference) is the first conference of its kind in Kuwait, addressing the issue of cyber security threats and cyber crisis in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) for oil, gas, petrochemical and power plants.

Organized and hosted by EQUATE Petrochemical Company in partnership with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) & Subsidiaries, the key objective of the event is to share experience, leverage knowledge and impart awareness among the industrial communities in Kuwait, neighboring Gulf countries as well as relevant international parties.


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