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The Central ICS/SCADA Cyber Security Event of the Year for the APAC Region!

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Wednesday, April 25 • 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Evaluating the Human Factor (the Wetware) in Industrial Cybersecurity

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How problematic can the human element be in Industrial Cybersecurity?

Wetware refers to the human brain as analogous to, or in contrast with electronic
hardware and software. Although the human element is paramount in Industrial
Cybersecurity, its importance is not adequately highlighted in relevant International
Standards. This has striking similarity to the way the human element is inadequately
treated in most Functional Safety Standards.
This talk will provide a comparative review of standards on Industrial Cybersecurity
from the human factor point of view. It will also highlight its relevance and importance
with illustrations and case studies from the industry. It concludes with the authors'
recommendations on methodologies to embrace Wetware in lifecycle activities with a
holistic view-point.

Speakers
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Dr John Lear

Principal, KAJE Cyber
Dr. John Lear has over 30 years’ experience in process plant and control systemdesign, operations, R&D and technology management. John co-developed theCHAZOP technique and has led over a hundred CHAZOPs, ranging from chemicalplant operation, through IT infrastructure to robot c... Read More →


Wednesday April 25, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
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