Topic: Preventing our number from becoming their number: risk assessment techniques for cyber security
Overview: The risks from cyber security incidents continue to rise, with human error frequently named as the leading cause. How can we target our mitigation efforts to protect our vital Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) assets? We outline various research & development projects underway at CRA to use qualitative and quantitative tools and methods to support standard nuclear industry approaches.
Andrew Wright is a Consultant at Corporate Risk Associates (CRA) with 6 years of experience in human factors, human reliability assessment and probabilistic based risk assessment. Andrew’s cross disciplinary skill-set and role within CRA forms a key part of our integrated Risk, Safety and Human Factors approach. In addition to being a Chartered Physicist, Andrew holds Masters degrees in both Nuclear Physics and Human Factors.
Andrew has provided expertise to the Nuclear, Defence and Financial sectors and is currently part of several research projects exploring the role of Human Factors in Information Security systems and the techniques that can be used to assess them. He is currently the acting Secretary of the Human Reliability Assessment (HRA) Society which provides an international platform for likeminded researchers and practitioners.
James Amende is the Human Factors Development Manager at Corporate Risk Associates and has worked in Engineering Consultancy for over 30 years, with Human Factors being the primary focus for over 20 years. This business development experience has been gained in multiple sectors, including defence, rail, nuclear, shipping, airports & air traffic management, medical devices, built environment, consumer goods and retail. James contributed to the development of Human Factors into a more broadly recognised and valued business discipline whilst Co-founder and MD of the world’s largest human factors consultancy. James has extensive experience in varied safety and risk management consultancy services in APAC, Middle East and Europe.
James had early involvement with the development of Human Factors Integration (HFI) in the UK, working with Hal Booher, for the UK MoD. Early project support experience included managing cost-plus Seismic Engineering work for BNFL at Risley and Human Factors contracts with AWE. James has recently been actively involved in developing cyber security based services at CRA, including supporting the R&D projects described in this Risk Forum presentation.
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