Conference Program

This page is a provisional planning which is subject to change! (last update: 07.09.21).

Papers presented at the conference will be made available through Springer LNCS (post-proceedings). As a service to the attendants at CRITIS 2021, pre-proceedings versions of these papers, video recordings and slides are available in the following shared drive (protected with a password provided at the registration desk and by email).

If time permits, a panel discussion will take place at the end of each session. The interaction between the online and the offline audience will take place with Slido, an easy-to-use Q&A and polling app (for the start-up challenge on day 2).

Legends: [R] = pre-recorded; [Underlined] = speaker; colours:

Monday 27 Sept 2021 – Day 1

Location : SwissTech Convention Center (STCC) – ROOM GARDEN ABC, Rue Louis Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens. Time zone: Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

  • 08:30 – Opening of the registration desk & welcome coffee
    09:00 – Introduction by Alain Mermoud, General chair and Bernhard Hämmerli, Steering Committee chair

  • 09:20 – Session I: Protection of Cyber-Physical Systems and Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Session chair: Thomas Maillart, UNIGE

    [R] Bank Of Models: Sensor Attack Detection and Isolation in Industrial Control Systems
    Chuadhry Mujeeb Ahmed and Jianying Zhou

    [R] Super Detector: An Ensemble Approach for Anomaly Detection in Industrial Control Systems
    Madhumitha BalajiSiddhant Shrivastava, Sridhar Adepu and Aditya Mathur

    Optimal Man-In-The-Middle Covert Attack
    Luca Faramondi, Gabriele Oliva and Roberto Setola

  • 10:20 – Coffee break (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • 10:45 – Innovative Approaches to resolve the OT dilemma
    Adrian Perrig, Network Security Group, ETH Zurich and Franco Monti, MSFPartners

  • 11:15 – Session II: C(I)IP Organisation, (Strategic) Management and Legal Aspects. Session chair: Dimitri Percia David, UNIGE

    Model-Based Risk Analysis Approach for Network Vulnerability and Security of the Critical Railway Infrastructure
    Himanshu Neema, Leqiang Wang, Xenofon Koutsoukos, Cheeyee Tang and Keith Stouffer

    A survey on applications of formal methods in analysis of SCADA systems
    Mihael Marović, Ante Đerek and Stjepan Groš

    [R] The cost of incidents in essential services: data from Swedish NIS reporting
    Ulrik Franke, Johan Turell and Ivar Johansson

  • 12:15 – Lunch & networking (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • 13:30 – Session III: Human Factor, Security Awareness and Crisis Management for C(I)IP and Critical Services. Session chair: Bernhard Hämmerli, HSLU

    [R] Impact Analysis of PLC Performance when Applying Cyber Security Solutions using Active Information Gathering
    Yeop Chang, Taeyeon Kim and Woonyon Kim

    Multi-Categorical Risk Assessment for Urban Critical Infrastructures
    Sandra König, Stefan Schauer and Stefan Rass

    [R] Use-Case Informed Task Analysis for Secure and Usable Design Solutions in Rail
    Amna Altaf, Shamal Faily, Huseyin Dogan, Alexios Mylonas and Eylem Thron

  • 14:30 – Coffee break (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • 15:00 – Session Industrial / Practical Experience. Session chair: David Baschung, ETH Zurich

    Governance, Risk & Compliance in IT/OT Security in a Hospital
    Erik Dinkel, CISO University Hospital Zurich

    How to protect critical infrastructure against todays and future threats?
    Fabrice Guye, ELCA

    Cloud Security Risks: Practical Lessons From Developing Securely in the Cloud
    Veit Hailperin, AdNovum

  • 16:00 – The Soft, White Underbelly of Critical Infrastructure: Space Systems Cybersecurity
    Gregory J. Falco, Orbital Security Alliance, Stanford University (online)

  • Social Event – Day 1
    17:30 – Group photo (weather permitting) at Agora Lombard Odier, EPFL

    17:45 – EPFL Guided tour to learn about the exceptional history and design of the Rolex Learning Center (RLC) and visit of the Musée Bolo, the EPFL computer museum

    18:45 – Reception and Networking Event at the Cyber-Defence Campus, EPFL Innovation Park, Building I (participants of Day 2 are welcome). Demonstrations organized by Giorgio Tresoldi

Tuesday 28 Sept 2021 – Day 2

Location : SwissTech Convention Center (STCC) – ROOM GARDEN ABC, Rue Louis Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens. Time zone: Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

  • 8:30 – Opening of the registration desk & welcome coffee
    9:00 – Introduction by Alain Mermoud, General chair and Vincent Lenders, Head of Cyber-Defence Campus

  • 9:30 – Secure and Privacy-Conscious Federated Analytics for Critical Infrastructures
    Jean-Pierre Hubaux, EPFL Full Professor, Laboratory for Data Security, Academic Director of the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT)

  • 10:00 – Coffee break (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • 10:30 – Session Industrial / Practical Experience. Session chair: David Baschung, ETH Zurich

    5G System Security Analysis for Critical Infrastructure Protection
    Gerrit Holtrup, Kudelski

    Implementing OT Security at BKW – an Experience Report
    Ivo Maritz, MSFPartners, former CSO/CISO BKW

    Cyber-risks as a threat to critical infrastructures and the functioning of Switzerland
    Daniel Caduff, Head of the ICT Division at the Federal Office for National Economic Supply

    Peter Friedli, AWK Group AG

  • 11:45 – Next generation critical infrastructures: the architectural challenge
    Marcus M. Keupp, Military Academy at ETH Zurich

  • 12:15 – Lunch & networking (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

    13:15 – EPFL CYD Campus Fellowship, Veronika Földvary

  • 13:30 – (Cyber) Risks in the Context of the Swiss CIP Strategy
    Stefan Brem, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Risk Analysis and Research Coordination at Federal Office for Civil Protection

  • 14:00 – Critical Infrastructure Protection from the (Swiss) Armed Forces Perspective: Past, Present and Future
    Alexandre Vautravers, Security Expert, Senior Security Advisor, State of Geneva

  • 14:30 – Coffee break (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • 15:00 – Session Cyber-Defence Campus & CRITIS. Session chair: Alain Mermoud, General chair

    GNSS Positioning Security: Automatic Anomaly Detection on Reference Stations
    Stéphanie Lebrun, Stéphane Kaloustian, Raphaël Rollier and Colin Barschel

    Studying Neutrality in Cyber-Space: A Comparative Geographical Analysis of Honeypot Responses
    Martin Strohmeier, James Pavur, Ivan Martinovic and Vincent Lenders

  • 16:00 – Startup Challenge hosted by Colin Barschel, Director of Industry Relations at Cyber-Defence Campus. Topic: Boost your Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC).

  • 17:00 – Technical & organizational management of disasters
    Bernd König, CISO at German Armed Forces and Senior Cyber Security Strategist at Fortinet

  • Social Event – Day 2
    17:30 – Group photo (weather permitting) at Agora Lombard Odier, EPFL
    19:00 – Conference Gala Dinner at Gina Ristorante (Les Arcades, Rue Louis Favre 8c, 1024 Ecublens). Please book your extra banquet ticket before Sept, 20!

Wednesday 29 Sept 2021 – Day 3

Location : SwissTech Convention Center (STCC) – ROOM GARDEN ABC, Rue Louis Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens. Time zone: Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

  • 08:30 – Opening of the registration desk & welcome coffee
    09:00 – Introduction by Alain Mermoud, General chair

  • 09:15 – Session IV: Future, TechWatch & Forecast for C(I)IP and Critical Services. Session chair: Dimitri Percia David, UNIGE

    Tableau: Future-Proof Zoning for OT Networks
    Piet De Vaere, Claude Hähni, Franco Monti and Adrian Perrig

    Link Prediction for Cybersecurity Companies and Technologies: Towards a Survivability Score
    Santiago Anton Moreno, Anita Mezzetti and William Lacube

  • 10:15 – Coffee break (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • 10:45 – Session Testbed / Dataset Report. Session chair: David Baschung, ETH Zurich

    Managing cyber risk in the smart building sector
    Alina Matyukhina, Siemens

    The EISAC.it initiative: supporting EU member states in increasing systemic resilience of critical Infrastructure and essential services
    Vittorio Rosato, ENEA Casaccia Research Centre

    CyberGrid: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Security Protocols in Energy Systems
    Hagen Lauer, Fraunhofer

    Testbed Report for Graph-based Threat Detection
    Sergio Roldan, EPFL

  • 12:00 – Lunch & networking (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • 13:00 – Data-Driven Decision Support Frameworks for Hybrid Threats
    Stefan Pickl, Universität der Bundeswehr München

    CRITIS 2022 announcement (with Bernhard Hämmerli)

  • 13:30 – Young CRITIS Award (YCA). Session chair: Thomas Maillart, UNIGE

  • 13:45 – Rump Session. Session chair: Thomas Maillart, UNIGE
    Participants are invited to give 5 min. talks on new ideas, feedback on presented work, ongoing research (or published in other venues). To reserve a slot, please sign-up during the conference with the session chair: thomas.maillart@unige.ch

  • Social Event – Day 3
    14:15 – Closing remarks by Alain Mermoud, General chair
    14:30 – Visit of the EPFL ArtLab Exhibition (optional). Topic: Deep Fakes, Art and Its Double.