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PA Consulting Group, a leading management, systems and technology consulting firm, and Symantec, a global leader in information security, are hosting an Industrial Cyber Security Conference on 15 March 2005 and a training day on 16 March 2005 in London, UK. The training day is the first of its kind in Europe, and these separate events will provide essential forums for businesses concerned with protecting their industrial systems against growing cyber threats.

The Industrial Cyber Security Conference will see some of the world’s leading players in industrial cyber security come together, to discuss the threats facing those organizations that use SCADA, process control and automation systems, and the latest prevention methods against cyber attack on these systems. Speaker organizations include the British Columbia Institute of Technology, the UK National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre and BP. The conference is designed for CIOs, COOs, CISOs, IT Security Managers, Process Control Managers, Engineers and Risk Managers of energy, utility and manufacturing organizations.

The training course is being run by globally renowned industry body, The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA). Previously only available in the United States, the course ‘Securing Industrial Networks: Cyber Protection for Automation and SCADA systems’ is professionally recognized.

The conference is free of charge. For further information and to register for the conference go to:

The training course costs $695 for ISA members and $745 for non-members. For further information and to register for the training go to:

A press briefing will also be held to accompany these events. This will take place at 6.00pm on
15 March 2005 following the conference, in the Hesperia Hotel, London, UK. If you would like to attend the briefing, please contact Stephanie or Marcus as below.


For more information contact:

Marcus Edgar
Six Degrees on behalf of Symantec UK
Old Trinity Church
Trinity Road
Bucks SL7 3AN
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1628 480280
Fax: +44 (0)1628 480281

Stephanie Henderson
PA Consulting Group
123 Buckingham Palace Road
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7312 4617
Fax: +44 20 7333 5116


About Symantec
Symantec is the global leader in information security providing a broad range of software, appliances and services designed to help individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and large enterprises secure and manage their IT infrastructure. Symantec's Norton brand of products is the worldwide leader in consumer security and problem-solving solutions. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 35 countries.

About PA Consulting Group
PA is fast becoming an established global leader in industrial process control security. It has been working with one of the world's largest energy companies to address the risk of cyber attack on process control and automation systems, and is also engaged with a number of other clients, critical national infrastructure and standards bodies to address the issue. PA’s experts in the field are in constant international demand as conference speakers.

PA Consulting Group is a leading management, systems and technology consulting firm. Operating worldwide in more than 35 countries, PA draws on the knowledge and experience of 3,000 people, whose skills extend from the initial generation of ideas, insights and solutions all the way through to detailed implementation. This benefits-driven approach is founded on our strength in innovation, our responsiveness to our clients’ needs, and our unyielding focus on delivery. All of our work and support is based on deep sector insight and expertise, and we work across the private and public sectors, with particular strengths in financial services, energy, life sciences & healthcare, government & public services, manufacturing and telecommunications.

About ISA
ISA—The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society is a 33,000-member global, nonprofit, educational organization connecting people and ideas in automation. The Society fosters advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of sensors, instruments, computers, and systems for automation in a wide variety of applications. In addition to hosting the largest conferences and exhibitions for automation in the Western Hemisphere, ISA is a leading technical training organization and a respected publisher of books, magazines, and standards. ISA also serves the professional development and certification needs of industry professionals and practitioners with its Certified Automation Professional (CAP), Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®), and Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanics (CIMM) programs; and the Control Systems Engineers (CSE) license.

Founded in 1945 as a nonprofit, educational organization, ISA has expanded its technical and geographical reach to become a resource for 33,000 Members and thousands of other professionals and practitioners in more than 110 countries around the world.


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