Can physical damage be caused by a cyber-attack?

Wednesday, 28 June 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (UK time)
    • Tiago Dias, Head of Cyber Security EMEA, FM Global


In this webinar, Tiago Dias talks about the expanding and evolving threat of cyber-attack and how this evolving threat is causing risk losses within industrial settings.

Can a cyber-attack cause physical damage?

- Cyber threats in the headlines:

  • Polish teen remotely derails trains
  • Ukrainian power grid sabotage
  • German steel plant meltdown
  • Oil pipeline leak detection systems compromised
  • Cyber-attack on a steel maker in Iran spewing molten steel and fire (Jun 2022)

- Identifying vulnerabilities in systems used to design materials and buildings:

  • HVAC
  • Energy consumption
  • Security cameras/motion detectors
  • Revoked privileges for the building
  • Fire-monitoring and suppression systems
  • Lift access controls (suppression/overridden)
  • Manufacturing environments

- Evolving Risk

  • Physical inherent risks due to technology
  • Physical damage at a premium
  • Risks, losses, and aggregation
  • Kinetic Cyber and Killware

Learning objectives:

  • Large scale cyber-attacks that have caused physical damage
  • Identifying vulnerabilities in systems used to design materials and buildings
  • Evolving risks


As a Cyber Consultant, Tiago Dias supports FM Global’s clients to provide additional insight into their cyber vulnerabilities and discuss solutions to fortify their resilience to cyber-attacks.

Tiago Dias brings more than 20 years of experience helping clients manage their cybersecurity and business risks. Before joining FM Global, Tiago Dias was a compliance manager at the European Commission in charge of IT Security and Business Continuity. He holds a MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Trainer, Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor for ISO 27001 and Certified Trainer and Lead Implementer for ISO 22301.

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