01 - 02 October, 2019 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 02 October 2019

8:30 am - 9:00 am Conference Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks by IQPC and Conference Chair

Mike Wassell, Head of Operational Technology Services at Sydney Water

Mike Wassell

Head of Operational Technology Services
Sydney Water

9:10 am - 9:50 am Understanding how to Secure Critical Infrastructure with the Utilisation of Emerging Technologies

Glen Willoughby, Advisor of IT and Digital Innovation Lead at NASA, will deliver a keynote on the emerging technologies shaping government departments across the world. With NASA spending approximately $1.4 billion per year on IT investments, Glen will discuss the work taking place at NASA to improve big data and train teams to implement new security strategies. He will deliver a keynote looking into the convergence of these technologies, as well as the impact of data in implementing a secure control system environment.

  • Ensuring all departments have clear collaboration and capability shifts through agile leadership 
  • Understanding how to use AI and analytics to make sense of large scale data trends
  • Leading the business strategy through effective IT leadership

Speaker:
Glen Willoughby, Digital Advisor Office IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA JPL

Glen Willoughby

Digital Advisor Office IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
NASA JPL

9:50 am - 10:20 am Session reserved for:

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10:20 am - 11:00 am Reducing Cyber Security Risks across Your Organisation through a Comprehensive Governance Program

With the threat landscape shifting now to incorporate OT threats, Luke Sawtell, Business Resilience Manager at Queensland Urban Utilities, will present a case study on the work they do to create a holistic business resilience program. 2017 reports revealed security as a high impact, high uncertainty category for the organisation, which in turn led to a new governance strategy to cater to this

  • Enabling passive, real-time network monitoring of OT and ICS networks
  • Providing non-intrusive, active technology to deliver deeper visibility
  • Increasing threat discovery capabilities and reducing the mean time to respond (MTTR) to physical threats

Speaker:
Luke Sawtell, Business Resilience Manager, Office of the CEO at Queensland Urban Utilities

Luke Sawtell

Business Resilience Manager, Office of the CEO
Queensland Urban Utilities

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 am - 12:10 pm Vermillion Energy: Maintaining Hard-Wired, Old School Systems to Mitigate Cyber Threats

With the IT threat landscape shifting to incorporate OT, Vermillion Energy’s Joanna Rijks will deliver a case study on the work her and the team do to mitigate potential breaches. They do this a little unconventionally by maintaining older, more regimented control systems that are designed to be less susceptible to digital breaches, as well as looking into security architecture and workforce capabilities.

  • Enabling passive, real-time network monitoring of OT and ICS networks
  • Improving workforce strategies through regular discussions and maintenance protocols
  • Increasing threat discovery capabilities and reducing the MTTR to physical cyber threats

Speaker:
Joanna Rijks, Senior Instrument, Control and Electrical Engineer at Vermilion Energy

Joanna Rijks

Senior Instrument, Control and Electrical Engineer
Vermilion Energy

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm Understanding the Work Testlabs Are Implementing to Secure Cyber Security and Network Resilience

This case study, hosted my Enex Testlab's Managing Director, will delve into how the IoTAA WSe3 are improving and researching cyber resilience and network security in the industry.
  • Enabling passive, real-time network monitoring of OT and ICS networks
  • Increasing threat discovery capabilities to cyber threats

Speaker:

Frank Zeichner

CEO
IoTAA & Knowledge Economy Institute

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

This panel will host Risk and Resilience experts to discuss how Australia can enhance their critical security.

  • The challenges of securing the IT/OT environment while working with multiple vendors to adopt existing and new technologies
  • Balancing ease of use and accessibility and remote access demands in a multi-vendor environment 
  • Talking to your board to increase the level of security and potential funding

Panelists:
Paul Barnes, Head Risk and Resilience at Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Paul Barnes

Head Risk and Resilience
Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Ernest Foo, Associate Professor at Griffith University

Ernest Foo

Associate Professor
Griffith University

Luke Sawtell, Business Resilience Manager, Office of the CEO at Queensland Urban Utilities

Luke Sawtell

Business Resilience Manager, Office of the CEO
Queensland Urban Utilities

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Cyber security challenges in a changing IT/OT environment

The separation of IT and OT introduces some interesting security challenges. Water Corporation in Western Australia is undergoing a IT/OT infrastructure separation project, while at the same time converging the overall management architecture. This presentation is a case study on how to achieve centralised asset management without compromising decentralised operational control of critical infrastructure. The presentation will include in-depth analysis of the following topics.

  • Underlying cyber security framework to cover IT and OT
  • Ongoing assessment and real-time threat mitigation
  • Lifecycle management of OT and IT assets
  • Providing centralised management and change control for IT and OT

Speaker:
Nikhil Manghirmalani, Team Leader- Maintenance Management Operational Technology / SCADA at Water Corporation

Nikhil Manghirmalani

Team Leader- Maintenance Management Operational Technology / SCADA
Water Corporation

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Translating OT Security Challenges and Techniques to Mitigate Cyber Threats

With the threat landscape shifting now to incorporate OT threats, Vijay Varadharjan, Global Innovation Chair at the Australian Cyber Security Research Centre, will present a case study on the work taking place at the centre to review and build a more secure ICS network. Vijay will demonstrate ways organisations are now forced to implement security into their OT networks from a risk perspective to safeguard these attacks. Within this Vijay will discuss IEC 62443 and risk prevention measures.

  • Enabling passive, real-time network monitoring of OT and ICS networks
  • Providing non-intrusive active technology to deliver deeper asset visibility
  • Increasing threat discovery capabilities and reducing the mean time to respond (MTTR) to cyber physical threats

Speaker:
Vijay Varadharajan, Global Innovation Chair in Cyber Security at Advanced Cyber Security Research Centre (ACSRC)

Vijay Varadharajan

Global Innovation Chair in Cyber Security
Advanced Cyber Security Research Centre (ACSRC)

4:40 pm - 4:40 pm Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Main Conference Close