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System Safety and Cyber Security Conference - SSCS 2019

The 14th International Conference on System Safety and Cyber Security

21 - 22 October 2019 | IET London: Savoy Place

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Day 1: 21 Oct 2019


Registration and refreshments


IET & Chairman’s welcome and introduction

Chris Johnson, Professor and Head of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, UK


Keynote: Analysing the changing environment of safety and cyber security


Road map for implementing an integrated safety and security management system in a critical national infrastructure (CNI) environment

Peter M.C. Hazell, Security Manager, Yorkshire Water Operational Technology (OT)


Managing Adversity on a Through-Life Basis

Ian Bryant, Principal Investigator UCR, University of Warwick


Refreshments and networking

Session 1 – Turing Theatre

Session 2 – Mountbatten Theatre

Session 1a: How do you meet the safety and security challenges for critical systems?

Chris Johnson, Professor and Head of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, UK

Session 1b: Safety and cyber security for the transport industry

Mike, St John, Independent consultant


1a.1 The Terrible Triad: Assuring Safety, Security and Autonomy

Nikita Johnson, Research Associate, University of York

1b.1 A data analytics approach to reducing SIL integrity requirements for safety critical railway systems

George Bearfield, Professor of Railway System Safety, University of Huddersfield


1a.2 TRITON: How to reverse engineer and detect it?

Tony Atkins, Regional Director, NOZOMI

1b.2 Cyber Security and Automatic Train Operation

Karl M. King, Senior Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Lloyd Tobin, Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy


1a.3 I Used to Be Undecided but Now I’m Not So Sure - Managing Confidence and Uncertainty When Assuring Software-Dependent Systems

Ken Wallace, Vice-Chair, IEEE P7009 Working Group: Standard for Fail-Safe Design of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Systems

1b.3 Defence against cyber-attacks in the Aerospace industry and how can the lessons learned be applied to other sectors

Jonathan Roberts, Product Cyber Security Specialist, Control systems, Rolls-Royce


Lunch, exhibition and posters

Session 1 – Turing Theatre
Session 2 – Mountbatten Theatre

Session 2a: The challenges for Regulation, Certification and Accreditation of critical systems

Session 2b: Technical considerations for safety and security


2a. 1 Regulatory perspective on Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems; experience to date and new challenges looking ahead

Nico J.P. Tillema, HM Specialist Inspector Electrical, Control and Cyber Security, Health & Safety Executive,

2b.1 Resilient (safe and secure by design) Systems Engineering Competencies

Andy German, Professional Head of Discipline – System Safety and Asset Management, Atkins


2a.2 Functional safety and cybersecurity – current developments on the regulations and standards

Dr Fan Ye, Principal Consultant, ESC

2b.2 Standards and practices for autonomous maritime infrastructure

Bernard Twomey, Director, Bernard Twomey Consulting


Refreshments and networking

Session 3a: Vulnerabilities, threats and solutions to cyber security in safety-critical systems


3a.1 Practical Industrial Cyber Security and Safety Improvements

Cevn Vibert, Director Industrial Cyber Security, Vibert Solutions


3a.2 Security-informed safety – code of practice

Dr Robert J Stroud, Principal Consultant, Adelard LLP


3a.3 Unified Framework for Safety and Security Risk Assessments in Cyber Physical Systems (Automotive Applications)

Zakaria Hasbi, Safety and Cyber Security Manager, ZF Group


Conference Chair’s final remarks


Network Drinks Reception


Day 2: 22 Oct 2019


Registration and refreshments

Session 1 – Turing Theatre
Session 2 – Mountbatten Theatre


Session 1a: End-to-end risk management in cyber security and safety

Chris Johnson, Professor and Head of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, UK

Session 1b: AI/ML, Cloud and novel technologies in critical systems

Mike, St John, Independent consultant


1a.1 Addressing the “Chicken or Egg” dilemma of early lifecycle cybersecurity management

Glynn Beeken, Principal Cybersecurity and Control Engineer, Expleo

1b.1 From Bitcoin Mining to Ransomware - Lessons Learnt on ICS Fortification

M Rashdan bin Mahmood, General Manager, Technical Excellence, PETRONAS Malaysia

Tian Shyong Tan, Instrument Engineer, PETRONAS Malaysia


1a.2 System security: a black art or systems engineering?

Mark England, Associate Technology Director, Cambridge Consultants

1b.2 Hacking from the Internet of Things in to the Industrial Internet of Things

Jo Dalton, Associate Partner, Pen Test Partners


Refreshments and networking


Secure Integration of Cyber Physical Systems in a Hybrid Multi-Cloud World

Mark Buckwell, Executive Security Architect, IBM

Plenary sessions: Emerging trends and developments in the standards around safety and cyber security


Aligning safety and security with a systems perspective

Deputy Technical Director, National Cyber Security Centre


Evolving guidelines and industry best practices for securing Industrial Control Systems

Mohammed Zumla, Head of Cyber Security and Resilience, Ofgem


Joint Q&A with Ofgem, NCSC and IET

Moderator: Mike StJohn-Green, Independent consultant, IET Cyber Security Network, UK


Lunch, exhibition and posters

The human factors in cyber security and safety

Malcolm Cook, Principal Engineer, BAE Systems Submarines


Clinical human factors for improving safety in the healthcare sector

Scott Hislop, Principal National Investigator, HSIB


Automated Vehicles – Human Factors Considerations

Shaun Helman, Chief Scientist: Transportation Division, TRL


Conference Chair’s final remarks and close

Programme is subject to change.




Conference early bird fee
(on or before 1 September 2019)

Member - £545
Non-member - £645

Conference standard registration fees
(from 2 September 2019)

IET/supporting organisation member - £595
Non-member - £695
Student - £459