The following Inspiration Seminar takes places on May 28th, 2015 in de Hoorn in Leuven.
Participation is free of charge, prior registration is required.

Industrial Automation Security

Indien u wenst deel te nemen en uitnodigingen voor volgende sessies te ontvangen, nodigen wij u graag uit om u te registreren op deze website. Op die manier kunnen we u informeren over belangrijke ontwikkelingen in de wereld van industriële automatisatie, controlesystemen en beveiliging.


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 IAS was established for companies that are involved in industrial- based process automation and control. Due to the constant evolution of control processes and automation systems, as well as their underlying platforms on which they operate, each day new possibilities are discovered that could pose serious security risks to those systems. IAS aims to inform them about the necessity to secure their systems, and to provide them with best practices and practical and actionable guidelines.

The possibilities offered to manage the systems easier and better, by evolving into modern capabilities ,by equipping them with new functionalities or by having multiple systems interconnect and work together, poses new challenges in terms of security. Legacy systems , or underlying IT systems already no longer be maintained for a long period of time can be a major threat . Only fully insulated systems can probably continue to exist , but they also will be subjected to external administration or changes eventually. The further automation within the sector (smart factories, internet of things, industrial internet,...) has lead to an increase of targeted attacks on industrial systems. For the proper functioning of the business, and to ensure the continuity of the activities it is important to evaluate the potential risks, assess them against your systems, and take proper counter measures.

IAS will present various models, methods, solutions and security best practices that can be used. This year's edition will include a special attention to the Industrial Internet and the Internet of Things, their impact on Industrial Automation, opportunities that it brings and risks that must be mitigated.

 Security for information in production it demands a specific approach and support by domain specialists. U will be able to meet them on May 28th in De Hoorn in Leuven. 


12:00   Welcome with Sandwich Lunch

13:00   Introduction, program of the day, major developments and evolutions

 Ulrich Seldeslachts, CEO LSEC - Leaders in Security

13:25  Keynote 1 : Protecting industrial networks and connected devices, Dr.-Ing. Lutz Jänicke, CTO, Innominate Security Technologies (Germany) 

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15:00   First Results of VERBOTEN, Supporting industry developing, installing and maintaining secure industrial networks - Jan Vossaert, Postdoctoral Researcher at KU Leuven

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15:30   Coffee break

 16:00   Dieter Sarrazyn, Experiences from Industry Control Security in the Field, Managing Consultant and ICS security solutions specialist at Toreon

Dieter Sarrazyn Toreon

Most people know by now that industrial control system security is not as good as IT security. The top 10 of most observed security weaknesses and excuses is a proof for this situation. Nevertheless, ICS environments can be secured but needs a pragmatic approach which is tailored to the environment (taking into account assessments, pentests, "things that worked" ...). In this session Dieter Sarrazyn who has worked in both areas will outline how he has used this approach help in assessing and securing ICS environments.

16:30   Factories of the Future, Factory of the Future - Walter Auwers, Program Manager Smart Production & Factory of the Future, SIRRIS

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What does it take to become ready for the future. What are the challenges ahead and how to cope with them. The Factories of the Future program, fed by Madedifferent indicates that a process is required to ensure the transition. But next to technology there are a number of other things to do. 

16:30    Use case Oleon: Safeguarding the availability of your plant, now and for the future - Yves Vandorpe, Business Development Manager at Siemens


17:00   Q&A

17:30   Networking dinner

Additional Information such as the Belgian Cyber Security Guide, ISA 99 reference documents, the EC Cybersecurity Strategy and design NIS Directive can be found via the section Important Documents on the main menu.


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Looking forward meeting you there.

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