Essential Track Day 1: 20 October 2020

9:00 am - 9:10 am Conference Opening

9:10 am - 9:40 am Overcoming the ICS/SCADA Cyber Security challenge in the new world

Sadiq Iqbal - Security Consultant, Check Point Software Technologies

Targeted attacks against industrial control systems (ICS) and manufacturing systems increased by 2,000% in 2019, often involving nation states using ransomware to damage critical systems. Protecting these systems against cyber attacks is more challenging than ever as organizations embrace a model that combines traditional IT practices with the latest smart technologies.


Sadiq Iqbal

Security Consultant
Check Point Software Technologies

9:40 am - 10:10 am PANEL: Implementing IEC61850 Into Your Organisation and Utilising Security Regulation to Leverage Better Productivity and Performance

Mike Wassell - Head of Operational Technology Services, Sydney Water
Paul Wator - Principal SCADA Engineer, SA Power Network

IEC61850 is an international standard defining communication protocols for intelligent electronic devices at electrical substations. The IEC61850 standard features protocols for data modelling, data storing, and security, among other communication measures. This panel will discuss how they have implemented and adapted IEC61850 into their companies and the how they overcame initial challenges related to implementing new policy.



Mike Wassell

Head of Operational Technology Services
Sydney Water


Paul Wator

Principal SCADA Engineer
SA Power Network

10:10 am - 10:20 am Break/End of Essential Track

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