The Central ICS/SCADA Cyber Security Event of the Year for the APAC Region! This year’s conference will have THREE full days of content, and receptions and networking opportunities. You can register for the conference online to hold a spot.

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Breakout - Strategy Track [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 25


The Inherent & Intertwined Risks in Industrial Control Systems and Enterprise IT Systems
Today, cyber threats have grown not just in its depth (i.e. more sophisticated), but also in its breadth (i.e. expanded scope). It has grown from threats in Enterprise IT systems (IT) to Operation Technologies (OT). Generally, OT refers to critical infra-structures such as nuclear, chemical, energy, water plants, trains, planes, ships etc. In certain context, it is addressed as Industrial Control Systems (ICS), or Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
In this sharing, the speaker would share the typical risks in both IT and OT, and why they could not be addressed in separated perspectives. The contents will be delivered in a highly practical approach with much of the sharing being the speaker’s first-hand experiences and encounters operationally.

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Ken Soh

CEO, Athena Dynamics
Ken Soh holds concurrent appoints as Group CIO of mainboard listed BH Global Corporation Limited and as the founding CEO of the group subsidiary cyber security company Athena Dynamics Pte Ltd. Ken has more than 25 years of working experience in the ICT industry. Prior to joining BH... Read More →

Wednesday April 25, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm


Evaluating the Human Factor (the Wetware) in Industrial Cybersecurity
How problematic can the human element be in Industrial Cybersecurity?

Wetware refers to the human brain as analogous to, or in contrast with electronic
hardware and software. Although the human element is paramount in Industrial
Cybersecurity, its importance is not adequately highlighted in relevant International
Standards. This has striking similarity to the way the human element is inadequately
treated in most Functional Safety Standards.
This talk will provide a comparative review of standards on Industrial Cybersecurity
from the human factor point of view. It will also highlight its relevance and importance
with illustrations and case studies from the industry. It concludes with the authors'
recommendations on methodologies to embrace Wetware in lifecycle activities with a
holistic view-point.

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Dr John Lear

Principal, KAJE Cyber
Dr. John Lear has over 30 years’ experience in process plant and control systemdesign, operations, R&D and technology management. John co-developed theCHAZOP technique and has led over a hundred CHAZOPs, ranging from chemicalplant operation, through IT infrastructure to robot control... Read More →

Wednesday April 25, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Thursday, April 26


Holistic Approach for a Secure Last Line of Defense (Sponsored Session)
For the first time, a safety system (Triconex) from the company Schneider Electric is compromised. The plant shut down. HIMA takes the incident very seriously and deeply analyzes the information available. HIMA reviews its own processes and products based on the security agencies' recommendations. The diversity between the Schneider and HIMA systems, the results of the security analysis carried out by Dragos as well as their different design philosophy suggest that the TRITON attack is not directly deployable among other vendors systems.

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Friedhelm Best

Vice President Asia Pacific Region, HIMA Asia Pacific
Friedhelm Best is Vice President of the Asia Pacific Region at HIMA, a leading independent provider of solutions for safety-critical applications.  Friedhelm previously worked as Director of Global Key Account Management Industry in the Electrical Sector of Eaton Corporation. Friedhelm... Read More →

Thursday April 26, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm


Changing Threats: Gear up for the Internet of City Things
The world is gearing up for a revolution that will likely be as game-changing as the invention of the automobile 120 years ago. Automation has the potential to fundamentally change our transportation systems, the way we build cities and the way we work and live our lives. The potential benefits are enormous, but there will likely be painful side effects that we need to anticipate and be prepared to address.

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Jonathan Lee

TSE – APAC, Pelco by Schneider Electric.

Thursday April 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm


IACS Security Assessment; Things that We might Overlook
Almost all organizations conduct security assessment or security audits for their IACS setup, either internally of from third party consultants. This paper will cover these critical information that may be missed out by IT security specialist and IACS engineers. This paper will also provide the experience of conducting a security assessment for IACS, and to emphasize the critical scopes that might be missed out by the assessor.

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Muhammad Reza Shariff

Cyber Security Practitioner
Rezza is a highly motivated professional with 14 years of experience in IT and information security for Oil & Gas and healthcare industry which includes knowledge on Plant Control System (PCS), Data Control System (DCS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).He first... Read More →

Thursday April 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm