SIGS Special Interest Group
5th SCADA Forum (SCADA, ICS and OT Security)

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Target Audience Information Security Professionals interested in SCADA, ICS or OT Security

CIO’s, CISO, IT Manager, Security Executives, Security Engineers and all other persons who are responsible and interested in this specific topic

Security Consultants and Reseller only technical interested persons. Per Consulting Company max. one participant. Vendors and peoples from the Sales/Marketing part are not authorized to take part.

CPE Credits Earn 4 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) for attending this SIGS event. Please request a confirmation.
Location Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt
5325 Leibstadt
Date of Event 2nd of November 2017
Language English if not German speaking persons will attend, otherwise German
Participation Costs Fr. 55.— per participants
Organization, presentations, beverages and apéro riche included



1:30 – 2:00 Registration & Coffee
2:00 – 2:30 Kai Thomsen, SANS Instructor for Industrial Control Systems Active Defense and Incident Response
Kai is the Incident Response team lead at AUDI AG and currently working on creating a modern CSIRT for Audi. Before that he established an IT Service Continuity organization at Audi and developed and executed crisis management training exercises for top management.

Prior to Audi, he worked at SMS group, an engineering company for steel manufacturing plants. There he was responsible for network security architecture, NSM, and forensics.

Kai holds an M.A. in computer science and English and American Literature from the University of Siegen. He is also a SANS Instructor for Industrial Control Systems Active Defense and Incident Response (ICS515).

A look at the Industrial Control Systems Threat Landscape and What to do About it
The talk will give a quick overview of recent developments in attacks on ICS environments and what can be done to counter these kinds of threats. More details Kai will show in the workshop after the break.

2:30 – 3:00 Peter Haegler, Head Plant Information Systems at the Nuclear Power Plant Leibstadt (KKL)

Integrate OT & IT in one Organization Unit

  • Facts about Nuclear Power Plant Leibstadt (KKL)
    Some information about Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant (KKL) and its significance for the Swiss electricity-mix
  • Optimize your Costs – Bring OT & IT together
    Why would we merge information management and process control in one department processed by the same team?
  • Where and what for do we use SCADA @ KKL?
    You will get a brief overview about the “where and what for we use SCADA systems @KKL
3:00 – 3:30 Tomer Ben Shalom, Sales Director Europe at Claroty

Changing Threat Landscape and Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Cyber Attacks

  • New Risks and Impacts for OT/ICS networks
  • Key Vulnerabilities
  • A comprehensive “platform” approach to protecting control systems
3:30 – 4:15 Coffee Break and the possibility to join a guided tour
4:15 – 6:00 Technical Workshop

Active Defense for Industrial Control Systems Environments
by Kai Thomsen from SANS

The Workshop will extend from the talk, give an overview of how organizations can counter attacks against their ICS Environments. Together with participants we will take a look at the current situation within organizations and how the next steps on improving our security posture might be taken.

Strategic Workshop

Regulation of Cyber Security – Experiences and challenges in the nuclear world
by Bernard Stauffer, Subject Matter Expert Nuclear & Cyber Security at ENSI

The workshop will address Cyber Security from the perspective of a regulator (supervisory authority), in particular the Swiss Nuclear Safety Inspectorate. With an overview of the legal requirements and the supervisory instruments the following topics among others shall be discussed:

  • What the nuclear regulator requires from a regulated entity (aka operator)
  • Which role suppliers/vendors can play or are expected to play in these processes
  • How industry/suppliers/vendors can support cyber security in critical infrastructures
  • Expectations from industry/suppliers/vendors to the state/regulator
6:00 – open end Apéro Riche & Networking and the possibility to join a guided tour
The speakers will be onsite for Q&A


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