Sea Containers, London

Thank you to everyone who attended our CISO 360 Dinner Roundtable.

Security-IT-OT Convergence: Why We Shouldn’t Be Looking at Cyber in a Silo

Peer to peer sharing on the trends, challenges and practicalities

It was a highly relevant, broad discussion with good insights shared by both QinetiQ and other guests. – The Cyber Security Navigator Ltd

Hosted Tuesday 28 February 2023, 17:30-21:30
Sea Containers, London – Private Dining Room

Thank you toe everyone wo attended this unique dinner roundtable discussion hosted at Sea Containers, the iconic hotel by the River Thames in central London.

Hosted by Pulse Conferences and kindly sponsored by QinetiQ, this group discussion connected peers to discuss and compare how security teams are managing and mitigating threats specific to the energy, utilities and automated sectors typically associated with CNI.

Adversaries are starting to use novel or hybrid methods to attack or infiltrate organisations. For example, electromagnetic and wireless threats present vulnerabilities, that if exploited, can largely go undetected. Cyber resilience should no longer be viewed in a silo. Cyber resilience should be the cornerstone of our organisational resilience processes and must be adapted to address other threat vectors.

The discussion was driven by the participating guests themselves with talking points certain to cover:

  • How do we address new risks without losing focus on older threats?
  • How are we building resilience and preparedness to respond to any crisis?
  • How are we addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the energy, utilities and automated sectors?
  • What are emerging best practices to OT cyber-threat detection and incident response?
  • What are our predictions on the increasing convergence of physical-digital threats?
  • How do we secure the interdependency of our systems amidst 3rd party risk?

We were delighted to welcome QinetiQ’s Dr. Paul Kennedy and Steven Trippier, Group CISO of Anglian Water who co-steered the group discussion. Conducted under The Chatham House Rule of non-attribution, Pulse Conferences is your host for the evening. 

Yours sincerely,

Team Pulse
Pulse Conferences

*Please note that the Roundtable is only open to senior practitioners who are doing the job of securing the mid to large size organisation where they currently work (rather than for external advisors or providers please).

Approximate Timings

17:30-18:30       Guests arrive and welcome drinks
18:30-21:00       Discussion while dinner is served
21:00-21:30       Conclusions, goodbyes and guests depart

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About QinetiQ

QinetiQ is an integrated global security and defence company. QinetiQ has been established as a Cyber Security service provider and thought leader for longer than almost any other company in the world, continually providing assurance and resilience for our customers in a collaborative way. We address the weaknesses of the piecemeal solutions on the market today by providing end-to-end security across every level of your digital ecosystem. With our defence-grade security technologies, rigorous threat checks and system-wide managed cyber security service we can help you build digital resilience, so you can face the future with greater certainty.

Discussion Co-Steered By

Dr Paul Kennedy, Principal Cyber Security Consultant and Chartered Engineer, QinetiQ

Dr Paul Kennedy is a Principal Cyber Security Consultant and Chartered Engineer with over 10 years of experience in operational cyber security. At QinetiQ, Paul has worked on cybersecurity for the F-35 combat jet and has worked with the MOD in developing novel cryptographic techniques and advising senior stakeholders on future developments in cryptography. A former RAF Officer, he has worked in military cyber and communications across the UK, NATO, and in the Falkland Islands. Describing himself as a recovering academic, he was previously an Engineering Degree Programme Leader at the University of Glasgow.

Steven Trippier, Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Anglian Water

Steve is currently Group Chief Information Security Officer at Anglian Water where he is accountable for ‘all things cyber’ which includes developing and delivering the vision, strategy, security programme and sec-ops across the organisation. His remit includes traditional IT services, cloud IT, IoT and Operational Technology (OT) for both office and remote field locations presenting a diverse set of challenges. A significant part of Steve’s focus is on making security easy to understand, simple to engage with and pragmatic to operate. Prior to working in security his career included a variety of roles within IT spanning service management, programme management and management consulting. Steve holds CISM, GICSP,CIPPE/CIPM, ITIL, ISO20000 and PRINCE2 qualifications.


Conducted under The Chatham House Rule, the discussion was co-chaired by a leading CISO alongside a senior strategist from QinetiQ.  A Director at Pulse Conferences was your Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

There was no cost to attend.

Places around the table were limited and confirmations will be done on a ‘first to confirm’ basis.

Venue and directions

Private Dining Room, Sea Containers, London

The CISO 360 Dinner Roundtable will hosted in the private dining room, located within Sea Containers Restaurant 12th Knot with its own secluded south facing terrace. 12th Knot is inspired by the golden age of ocean cruising, a time when exotic ingredients were introduced to the world, and an abundance of fresh local produce was celebrated. The private dining room provides an intimate setting, featuring bespoke gold dining tables, comfortable leather seating and custom designed atmospheric lighting, all designed by Tom Dixon.


Private Dining Room, Sea Containers
20 Upper Ground,
London SE1 9PD

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