Torch Marketing is an integrated business-to-business strategic marketing communications organization that specializes in conferences, exhibitions, and event services, as well as worldwide marketing, public relations, and advertising campaigns.
Torch Marketing, with expertise in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America, provides a full spectrum of international marketing and public relations services to ensure an integrated campaign that delivers genuine results. They organize and run a variety of business-to-business events, exhibitions, and cybersecurity conferences that provide educational qualities and an all-encompassing experience for the business and industry communities to network and enhance their ongoing professional development, as well as exhibition and conference support services.
They organize a series of resilience conferences that we’ve listed below.
PPD-21: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience develops a national policy to enhance and sustain secure, operational, and resilient critical infrastructure.
The vital infrastructure of the United States provides the basic services that underlie American society. Proactive and coordinated actions are required to improve and maintain critical infrastructure – including assets, networks, and systems – that is crucial to public trust and the Nation’s safety, prosperity, and well-being.
Critical infrastructure must be secure and capable of withstanding and recovering quickly from any dangers. This will necessitate integration with the national preparation system in the areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America 2023
The conference will feature presentations and discussions on many of the industry’s most severe infrastructure protection, management, and security issues and challenges.
- From high-level industry experts and professionals.
- Learn from the infrastructure and security firms, agencies, and commercial organizations’ experiences and difficulties.
- Learn about national and regional policy and security issues related to CIP.
- Constructive discourse, educational opportunity, and advocacy for cooperation
- Exchange ideas and foster beneficial inter-departmental, government, and agency collaboration.
- Exhibiting cutting-edge technologies and products
- Events and possibilities for networking
Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe 2023
The conference agenda featured a distinguished panel of international specialists who discussed the physical and cyber security of Europe’s key infrastructure and important venues.
With a strong emphasis on convergence, the CIP track of the programme includes discussions on potential threats to critical infrastructure, smart construction, and security resilience, as well as a focus on ‘Transport, Energy, and Telecomms Infrastructure,’ three key elements of a country’s economic activity.
Given the growing threat of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure, the information and data stored and used by CNI systems and operators may be more important than the system itself. CIIP is becoming increasingly significant as part of an organization’s or CNI operator’s cyber security strategy.
With a one-of-a-kind conference program structure, we provide enhanced opportunities for discussions between physical infrastructure and cyber security, who must collaborate to mitigate threats and attacks, in our combined plenary sessions, as well as focused discussions within each discipline in the individual tracks.
Every major city in the globe has its own large events venues, such as sports stadiums and exhibition centers, which are typically well linked with the city’s transportation system. As a result, sporting stadiums face many of the same security and resilience problems as the transportation hubs to which they are tied. With this in mind, we have decided to incorporate event venues into the program this year, providing a comprehensive approach to large-scale people security, safety, and movement.
The ever-changing nature of threats, whether natural as a result of climate change or man-made as a result of terrorism operations, whether physical or cyber, necessitates a constant assessment and updating of policies, practices, and technologies to meet these expanding needs.
Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe 2023
Attacks on key infrastructure locations are no longer a hypothetical concern. Cyber-attacks on power plants, chemical plants, and nuclear facilities are common, with the most successful so far being the Ukraine power outage, which caused 225,000 consumers to lose power. Last year, an activist placed a UAV containing trace amounts of radiation on the roof of Japan’s Prime Minister’s office, and this year, a UAV crashed with a plane at London’s Heathrow Airport. And, of course, there were the horrific attacks on the Brussels metro and airport. This is simply the beginning of what we should anticipate to be recurring attacks on our key infrastructure. The potential consequences include not only loss of life, but also infrastructure damage, economic upheaval, and costs.
Flooding in Europe caused even more power outages and for longer periods than cyber-attacks in 2015, and the damage to people, property, and businesses was far greater, emphasizing the necessity for European-scale planning and preparation.
The European Commission has issued a message on Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Fight Against Terrorism, aimed at improving European prevention, preparedness, and reaction in the event of a terrorist attack on critical infrastructures.
The European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection (EPCIP) evaluates methods to improve infrastructure protection against external threats, including the Operator Security Plan for all European critical infrastructures.
The European Union is also developing its critical energy infrastructure policy in relation to the European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection (“EPCIP”), which considers measures to improve, where necessary, the level of protection of specific infrastructures against external threats.
Protection and Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Europe brings together key stakeholders from business, operators, organizations, and governments to work on Europe’s security. The conference will build on prior events’ themes by assisting in the creation of a better understanding of the issues and dangers, hence facilitating the effort to develop frameworks, good risk management, strategic planning, and implementation.
The integrity and dependability of essential infrastructures are critical for citizens’ well-being and the economy’s operation.
Discover the significance of the new NIS2 Directive…
A key topic of debate will be the EU cybersecurity laws, which were adopted in 2016 and were amended by the NIS2 Directive, which went into effect in 2023. It updated the existing legislative framework to reflect greater digitalization and an evolving cybersecurity threat landscape. By broadening the scope of cybersecurity legislation to include additional industries and entities, it strengthens the resilience and incident response capabilities of public and private enterprises, competent authorities, and the EU as a whole.
Businesses identified by Member States as providing essential services in the aforementioned areas would be required to implement suitable security measures and report major events to relevant national authorities. Key digital service providers, including as search engines, cloud computing services, and online marketplaces, will be required to comply with the Directive’s security and notification obligations.
Discover the significance of the new directive on Critical Entity Resilience…
The Directive on Critical Entity Resilience went into effect on January 16, 2023. Member States have until October 17, 2024, to enact national legislation to implement the Directive.
The Directive intends to improve important entities’ resilience to a variety of risks, including natural disasters, terrorist attacks, insider threats, or sabotage, as well as public health situations. According to the new rules:
- Member States will need to develop a national policy and conduct frequent risk assessments in order to identify organizations deemed crucial or necessary to society and the economy.
- In turn, critical entities will need to do their own risk assessments and implement technical, security, and organizational steps to improve their resilience and notify occurrences.
- Critical entities in the EU that provide vital services in six or more Member States will receive additional guidance on how to best meet their commitments to assess risks and implement resilience-building measures.
- Member States will need to assist essential entities in strengthening their resilience. The Commission will provide additional assistance to Member States and critical entities by developing, among other things, a Union-level overview of cross-border and cross-sectoral risks, best practices, guidance material, methodologies, cross-border training activities, and exercises to test critical entity resilience.
- Why is there a need for such a debate?
According to Article 196 of the Lisbon Treaty, the Union shall encourage collaboration among Member States in order to improve the efficacy of systems for avoiding and protecting against natural or man-made disasters.
The Union’s action shall aim to: (a) support and complement Member States’ action at the national, regional, and local levels in risk prevention, civil-protection personnel preparation, and response to natural or man-made disasters within the Union; (b) promote swift, effective operational cooperation among national civil-protection services within the Union; and (c) promote consistency in international civil-protection work.
The ever-changing nature of threats, whether natural as a result of climate change or man-made as a result of terrorism operations, whether physical or cyber-attacks, needs a constant assessment and updating of policies, practices, and technologies to meet these demands.
Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America
There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are deemed so vital to the US that their incapacity or destruction would have a crippling effect on security, national economic security, national public health, or safety.
PPD-21: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience develops a national policy to enhance and sustain secure, operational, and resilient critical infrastructure. Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 is superseded by this directive.