SIGS Special Interest Group
10th 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 forum. Please request a confirmation.
Location Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel
Hohenbuehlstrasse 10
8152 Opfikon-Glattbrugg

There are a lot of free park places available.
Train: railway station Zurich Airport – take the hotel shuttle

Date of Event 13th of March 2018
Further planned dates for 2019: 14th of May, 17th of September and 21st of November 2019
Language English
Participation Costs Fr. 55.— per participants
Organization, presentations, beverages and apéro riche included



1:30 – 2:00 Registration & Coffee
2:00 – 2:30 Lothar Gramelspacher, Cyber Security Expert
Lothar provides 25 years experience in establishing and operating cyber security in product development and informatics with a strong focus on industrial control systems and medical devices. He has built and managed highly skilled teams to supply in depth expertise form technology to process and governance, contributed to FDA Cyber Security Guidances and provided Cyber Security expertise to M&A due diligence activities.

One of the key questions Lothar is dedicated to is how to balance level of security vs. over-investment and how to keep legacy high capex technology secure.

Motivations, Patterns and Challenges to establish OT Security
Lothar will talk about lessons learned while setting up OT security. In a complex and regulated environment with product lifecycle time far longer than the lifecycle of software used within products, digitalisation requires a fundamental change of approach.

He will talk about typical patterns and cultural differences that need to be faced and strategies to keep products long time secure.

2:30 – 3:00 Alex Diekmann, Corporate Security Manager at u-blox AG
For over a decade Alex has worked in the medical device industry as a product security expert, security project- & team lead and part-time quality auditor. In his positions at Roche Diagnostics, he mainly focused on building a cohesive product security process landscape and afterwards established and lead the Roche Diagnostics Product CERT.

Alex has recently moved on to the module- & chip manufacturer u-blox, to build up the Corporate Security Organization there.

IoT Security – The 3rd Line of Defense
Securing operative technology from cyber-attacks becomes more and more of a challenge for the industry, as attacker sophistication and complexity of the connected IT systems keep growing.

This talk explores threats and mitigation strategies from the perspective of a 3rd line defender – a module- & chip manufacturer.

3:00 – 3:30 Emmanuel Fétille, Responsable Systèmes SCADA at Services Industriels de Genève
Emmanuel Fétille is real-time systems administrator at the Industrial
Services of Geneva since 6 years, where he develops and maintains
cybersecurity and availability for the electricity distribution’s SCADA.

As a cybersecurity and Free Software enthusiast (free as in free speech,
not free beer), he splits his nights between code development, a local
association of GNU/Linux users and the Ethical Hacking Club CLUSIR of Lyon.

Guarding the SCADA network with an industrial IDS
From the idea to implementation : choosing and deploying an IDS in OT

Industrial IDS are an essential tool in monitoring a critical network.
You are invited to follow the project conducted at SIG-Electricity
Distribution in 2018 for the implementation of an IDS in the SCADA
network. This talk will present you with the functionalities offered by
the market products, the encountered limitations and points of attention
so you can set up your own network monitoring.

3:30 – 4:15 Coffee Break
4:15 – 6:00 pm Breakout Sessions
Interactive sessions/talks – chose the one you like to attend

Strategic Breakout Session
by Lothar Gramelspacher

Typical roadblocks, drivers and lame excuses (not) to improve OT Security
(details will follow)

Technical Breakout Session
by Emmanuel Fétille, Responsable Systèmes SCADA at Services Industriels de Genève and Michael Dugent, Director Technical Sales Engineering at Nozomi Networks

Common Findings – Installing Advanced Networksecurity Monitoring in ICS Environments
(details will follow)

6:00 – open end Apéro Riche & Networking
The speakers will be onsite for Q&A


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