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Hazardex 2018 Conference - 14. No safety without security – no security without safety

31 January 2018

Tino Vande Capelle, Consultant, TVC, & Steve Smith, Consultant, ONRIX gcv.
Thurs 10.15 – 10.55: Main conference room

This joint presentation by consultants Tino Vande Capelle and Stephen Smith will look at the history of functional safety and provide a practical approach to cybersecurity in industrial environments, with a common feature being the human factor as the weakest link.

What have we achieved after 20 years of Functional Safety standards in the process industry? Why does it remain so difficult to learn from mistakes others have made in our industry? Human nature does not like to admit or reveal knowledge of problems. So, for the past 30 years, certain standards have helped engineers apply good engineering practices, but the weakest link in the safety culture remains the human being.

Standards such as, but not limited to, DIN 19250, ISA 84.00.01, IEC 61508 & 61511 have been put in place to force a safety culture in our industry in the hope of achieving a better world where people, environment and investment can be safe. Both the IEC61508 and IEC61511 are in their second edition as technology evaluates so does engineering culture. Tino’s aim is to summarise and simplify some of the pitfalls that you may face in the future

Cybersecurity is often represented in the media through malware and hacking attacks. But little is written about the cause and effect of such attacks. Stephen will present pragmatic considerations concerning the problems and mitigation activities of cybersecurity, which inevitably centres on the human factor.

Safety and quality activities in all industrial environments focus on the people and their actions; security is no different, it is much of the same in disguise. Unfortunately, the disguise is presented as being complex and forbidding. In closing, Stephen’s aim is to shine some common sense on the subject and demystify the subject of industrial security.

Tino Vande Capelle has over 30 years’ experience in the process industry safety sector. He is a Senior FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland, # 0109/05, SIS) and Trainer for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and his company is an accepted course provider for the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program, with 2000+ people world-wide now trained on the competency review program.

Stephen Smith is an independent advisor on digital security risks. He has spent more than 30 years in the ICT industry with a focus on information security and dedicated these past 10 years on risks associated with industrial control systems. He resides in Belgium and provides digital risk services to local and multinational companies in the utilities, manufacturing, transport and other sectors.
Stephen is also active in a number of associations dealing with security issues: the European Corporate Security Association (Belgium), the Industrial Cyber Security Center (Spain) and Industrial Cyber Security Services (The Netherlands).

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