Cyber Security for Senior Managers


Peter DavidsonExecutive Director - Tank Storage Association

Time & Location

Wednesday: 11.00 to 11.20, Stage 3

About this presentation

Cyber-attacks are becoming more common, and with greater automation and interconnectivity between systems, these attacks are a significant risk to business – attacks could result in industrial liabilities, costs or even criminal proceedings against businesses and individuals.  Senior managers need to ensure that they understand how they are at risk and from who – and ensure appropriate and proportionate safeguards are in place.

Speaker Bio:

Peter is the Executive Director of the Tank Storage Association, representing the interests of over 50 companies who operate more than 300 terminals in the UK or provide equipment and services to the sector. Peter is responsible for all aspects of advocacy and lobbying on behalf of the sector, and is also tasked with promoting process safety leadership, helping members achieve excellence in this area and work toward becoming high reliability organisations.

Peter works in close collaboration with the UK Government and Regulators and is a leading member of cross-industry committees, Process Safety groups and the Federation of European Tank Storage Associations. Prior to joining TSA in April 2016, Peter was the Director of Safety, Commercial and Projects at the UK Petroleum Industry Association and formerly the Regulatory Compliance Manager for ABB Automation in the UK, specialising in the delivery of automation systems to highly regulated industries, including the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical and Nuclear sectors.