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Workshop 1 - Threat & Risk Workshop Fundamentals for Smart Industry and Critical Infrastructures

Speaker: Mr. Manuel Ifland


HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Date: 3 Sep 2018 (1 day)


09:30 - 17:00
Non-member Fee
HK$3,600 (Early Bird: HK$3,400)
Member Fee for Organizer/Supporting Organization HK$3,400 (Early Bird: HK$3,200)

Medium of Instruction


Nature & Objectives

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to successfully conduct Threat and Risk Workshops for Smart Industry Industrial Control Systems, and Critical Infrastructures in general. Based on real life examples, exercises and the experiences from the industry and SAFECode member companies, participants will get to know how to successfully conduct a Threat & Risk Workshop for critical infrastructures or in solutions where smart technologies and ICS systems are used.

Course Outline

Identifying and understanding threats and risks are core activities and fundamental practices in the process of building trusted technology. These tasks become even more important for those who commission or operate smart factories, industrial control systems, critical infrastructures, and basically everywhere where Smart Industry comes into play. It has been identified as one of the best "return on investment" activities with respect to identifying, understanding, and addressing flaws in a system or solution.

Who Should Attend

  • Information Security Managers
  • Operators of Critical Infrastructures
  • Vendors of Critical Infrastructures or Critical Infrastructure Components
  • Smart Industry Security Specialists
  • Developers
  • R&D Engineers


Mr. Manuel Ifland
Product & Solution Security Manager at Siemens, Member of the SAFECode Board of Directors
Siemens AG / SAFECode

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Manuel Ifland is a Product & Solution Security Manager in the central product and solution security team at Siemens. In his role, he identifies good practices and derives company-wide technical standards, processes, and methods together with all business areas. As member of the Siemens Product & Solution Security (PSS) Initiative, Manuel supports, drives, and enables product and solution security across the entire company in close cooperation with affected stakeholders. He joined Siemens in 2008 and has been heading the corporate Security Vulnerability Monitoring Service. Manuel is passionate about increasing the security of the critical infrastructure and has been conducting risk analysis workshops, security assessments, and penetration tests in various technological areas. He provides instructor-led cyber security trainings and regularly speaks at cybersecurity conferences worldwide.

Manuel represents Siemens in the Board of Directors of the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode).

Manuel is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a diploma in computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.

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