Belden security expert, Eric Byres, to give keynote address at the International Cyber Security Forum for Energy and Utilities

Belden to showcase industrial cyber security and network management technology for the oil and gas, energy and utilities markets.

Abu Dhabi, May 21-24, 2012, Hilton Abu Dhabi Hotel

May 16, 2012

This year’s International Cyber Security Forum for Energy and Utilities will feature Eric Byres as one of two keynote speakers. Eric is VP and CTO of the Tofino Security product group within Belden Inc., and is recognized as one of the world's leading experts in the field of critical infrastructure cyber security. Eric will deliver his talk “Winning the Fight Against the New Wave of Security Threats” on Wednesday May 23rd at 8am.

Belden will showcase its technology at Stand 3 throughout the forum. On display will be the Eagle Tofino and Eagle 20 cyber security products, as well as the Hirschmann Industrial HiVision network management software. The benefit of both technologies is increased availability and reliability of operational systems.

Energy companies can’t afford to lose the security war against computer hackers, criminals and terrorists, remarked Eric Byres. “Since Stuxnet, the cyber attacks on energy companies have been increasing in both sophistication and impact. It is clear that today’s hackers are highly paid professional teams that target specific sectors and countries for profit or political advantage.”

“Organizations need to be every bit as professional in their defensive strategy as the attackers, or they could suffer major losses. If they want to remain safe, secure and reliable, they will have to meet these threats with the best technology and expertise available.

“This event is an outstanding opportunity for organizations to learn about the best practices in cyber security from world experts” concluded Byres.

For more information about Belden’s participation in this event, visit our International Cyber Security Forum for Energy and Utilities web page.

For more information on Eric Byres, read his biography.

For complete details on the Cyber Security Forum, visit the event website.

About Belden

Belden®: Sending All the Right Signals™

Belden designs, manufactures and markets signal transmission solutions, including cables, connectors and I/O modules, wireless network systems as well as network devices and control, load sensing and load moment limitation systems designed for safety-critical applications ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios and the aviation and aerospace industry. The company focuses on segments of the worldwide cable and automation markets that require both highly specialized and readily available products.

With manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Belden has recorded a total revenue of USD 1.98 billion for the fiscal year 2011.

Together with its brands Hirschmann™ and Lumberg Automation™, Belden offers an extensive and highly specialized product portfolio covering the full range of data communications – from the information and control levels down to the field level. The company has more than 15 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Italy and Hungary.

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About Tofino Security

The Tofino Security product group of Belden Inc. provides practical and effective industrial network security and SCADA security products that are simple to implement and that do not require plant shutdowns.

Its flagship product, the Tofino™ Industrial Security Solution, combines security appliances with loadable software modules to protect industrial networks from external cyber threats and internal network incidents. The products facilitate the implementation of Plug-n-Protect™ zones of security for equipment with common safety requirements, as recommended in ANSI / ISA-99 standards.

Tofino is used by the oil and petroleum, utilities, energy and automation industries.

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“Plug-n-Protect” is a trademark, and “Tofino” is a registered trademark of Byres Security Inc. Byres Security Inc. is doing business as Tofino Security.

Media Contacts

Heather MacKenzie
Tofino Security
+1 206 905 1395


Berry Medendorp
Belden Inc.