Essential Track Day 2: 21 October 2020


Mike Wassell

Former Head of Operational Technology Services
Sydney Water

9:10 am - 9:40 am How to utilise the MITRE ATT&CK Framework to help you protect, detect and respond to threats against your OT/ICS environment.

Petr Novak - Chief Technology Officer, Secolve

Petr Novak

Chief Technology Officer

9:40 am - 10:10 am Tracking And Utilising SCADA Software Advancements To Maximise SCADA Life Expectancy And Optimise Business Opportunity.

Paul Wator - Principal SCADA Engineer, SA Power Network

The industry standard lifecycle of SCADA systems is approximately 15 years, before it becomes redundant and no longer supported by technology. However, with technology advancing at a rapid pace, it is becoming difficult for SCADA engineers and operators to ensure their SCADA system is operating with the most up to date software. Paul Wator from SA Power Networks will discuss how he has tackled the challenge of maximising the life expectancy of their SCADA systems and collaborating with vendors to ensure your investment is maximised.

  • Implementing different approaches to develop strategies to replace obsolete assets.
  • Understanding how to gain traction and highlight within your executive level management that investment in updates and regular upgrade is a necessity for productivity and performativity.
  • Understanding how longer strategic business changes can affect the composition and functionality of SCADA systems, and how to consider these strategies when developing SCADA upgrades.

Paul Wator

Principal SCADA Engineer
SA Power Network

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

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