SIGS Special Interest Group
6th 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 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: 30th of May, 29th of August, 28th of November 2018
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 Nir Giller, Co-Founder & CTO at CyberX

Welcome and Introduction

2:30 – 3:00 Markus Lenzin, Head of Substation Automation Technology and Michael Knuchel, Project Manager at Swissgrid AG

Continuous monitoring of cyber and operational incidents in the ICS network
In 2017, there has been a surge of cyberattacks on industrial networks, emphasizing the need for better controls — beyond perimeter security — to ensure timely detection and mitigation of ICS threats.

Mr. Lenzin and Mr. Knuchel will describe how Swissgrid has adapted to the new reality of converged IT and OT networks, and how the organization has implemented continuous monitoring with behavioral anomaly detection to reduce the risk of both cyber and operational incidents.

3:00 – 3:45 Reto Francioni, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Swiss International Airlines and former CEO of Deutsche Börse AG in Frankfurt (Germany)

3 things to remember when presenting ICS cyber risk to the board
In this session, Mr. Francioni will share optimal ways to communicate with the board about ICS cyber risk, how your team is addressing it, and how to measure progress.

3:45 – 4:15 Coffee Break
4:15 – 4:45 Joe Lai-Tan, Global IT Security Officer at Lonza Group

The top challenges a CISO faces when becoming responsible for OT security
As more and more CISOs become responsible for OT security, there are multiple issues they need to address in order to ensure a smooth and harmonized IT/OT security environment.

In his session, Mr. Lai-Tan will talk about his journey as Lonza’s Global IT Security Officer and how he addressed business, technological, and organizational challenges along the way.

4:45 – 5:15 Gregor Nyffeler, Head of IT at EWZ Energy

Why the increase in cyber threats to critical infrastructures convinced us to shift our security strategy
Until recently, EWZ’s security strategy was based on physical and logical network zoning, yet recent incidents have proven that this is no longer enough to protect against emerging cyber threats.

In this session, Mr. Nyffeler will share the process that EWZ went through to shift their security strategy and address the challenges of the new cyber threat landscape.

5:15 – 6:15 pm Breakout Sessions
Interactive sessions/talks – chose the one you like to attend

Strategic Breakout Session

Phil Neray, VP Industrial Cybersecurity at CyberX

Who owns ICS security? Enabling a unified approach to IT and OT security
During this workshop, you’ll learn best practices for fusing IT and OT security in the corporate SOC. We’ll discuss how to:

  • Remove silos between IT and OT
  • Address the OT security skills gap
  • Leverage existing SOC tools to provide analysts with deep visibility into specialized OT devices, protocols, and threats

Technical Breakout Session

Nir Giller, Co-Founder & CTO at CyberX

ICS security — 3 key use cases (technical demo)

  • ICS asset discovery & network topology
  • Continuous ICS network monitoring, threat detection, and incident response
6:00 – open end Apéro Riche & Networking
The speakers will be onsite for Q&A


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