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In this workshop we will first discuss the key ingredients of an ICS cyber security program and the basic steps organizations can take to establish one. We will then discuss the different types of cyber incidents (with real-life examples) that could take place in an Oil and Gas sector, and those could affect business continuity. We will not limit our discussion to malware and cyber attacks, but other types of cyber incidents as well. We will conclude discussing countermeasures organizations can put in place to limit the impact or likelihood of cyber incidents.


Workshop LEADER


Damiano Bolzoni

COO and owner, SecurityMatters B.V.

Damiano Bolzoni received his PhD in 2009 from the
University of Twente (the Netherlands) with a thesis entitled
"Revisiting Anomaly-based Network Intrusion Detection Systems".
Since 2008 he has been working with several large international Critical
Infrastructure organizations to tackle the issues of cyber security in
the ICS/SCADA domain. He has spoken at a number of top industry
cyber security events, including Black Hat and S4.

SecurityMatters B.V.

SecurityMatters is a premium cyber security solutions provider. Its
mission is to deliver game-changing technology that makes
customers secure and in control at all times.
With more than 35 installations worldwide in the Oil & Gas, electric power
generation, transmission, distribution, drinking water and
manufacturing sectors, SecurityMatters protects more than 100
million people, including the electric-power grid of one of the 10
largest US cities.

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions

Damiano Bolzoni

Damiano Bolzoni, COO and owner, SecurityMatters B.V.
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9:10 Overview of an ICS cyber security programme

Damiano Bolzoni

Damiano Bolzoni, COO and owner, SecurityMatters B.V.
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9:50 Bascic steps to take to start implementing an ICS cybersecurity programme

Damiano Bolzoni

Damiano Bolzoni, COO and owner, SecurityMatters B.V.
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10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Types of cyber incidents and real life examples

Damiano Bolzoni

Damiano Bolzoni, COO and owner, SecurityMatters B.V.
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  • Cyber attacks
  • Misconfiguration
  • Software bugs
  • 11:40 Countermeasures

    Damiano Bolzoni

    Damiano Bolzoni, COO and owner, SecurityMatters B.V.
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    12:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Damiano Bolzoni

    Damiano Bolzoni, COO and owner, SecurityMatters B.V.
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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

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    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

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    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

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    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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