Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia

Programme – Day One


Click to download the Preliminary Conference Programme (pdf) >>
Click to view dynamic Preliminary Conference Programme guide >>

Click here to view Day Two Programme…


9:00am-10:30am – Opening Keynote
Chair: John Donlon QPM, FSI
International adviser on security intelligence and former Director of ACPO Prepare & Protect, UK

– Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand
– Shariffah Rashidah Syed Othman, Cyber and Space Security Division, National Security Council, Malaysia

10:30am-11:00am – Networking Coffee Break

11:00am-11:45am – Plenary Session: Collaborative Approach to CIP and CIIP
As the lines and responsibilities between CIP and CIIP become increasingly interconnected in many areas, a holistic approach to protection of CNI, from both physical and cyber security perspectives is increasingly important.  To this nature the collaboration between agencies and CNI operators, and individual departments, becomes increasingly important. How can we work better together for common purpose, resource sharing and intelligence gathering to deliver better value for the tax payer and greater success in delivering security & resilience to our Critical National Infrastructure, and improving disaster risk reduction.
Chair: John Donlon, Security Adviser and former Director of ACPO Prepare & Protect, UK

Mr. Kumpol Sontanarat, Director, Information and Communication Technology Department , Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Thailand

Business Resilience 2.0 – How to manage the necessary shift from physical to Cyber Security
Florian Haacke, CSO / Head of Group Security, RWE AG, Germany


11:45pm-12:30pm – Plenary Session: Risk Based Approach to CIP
Designing and improving security operations requires keeping a balance between business needs and security requirements. How can using a risk based approach enhance business continuity and can policies and practices of national infrastructure, including those operated by governments, be capable of adapting to the changing security and threat environment?
Chair: John Donlon QPM, FSI

Risk Based Approach to CIP
Kamal Thalib
, Head of Financial Crime & Security Services, PT Bank DBS Indonesia

Protecting Critical Assets: An Adaptive and Proactive Security Management Process
Dr Bill Bailey, BA(Hons) MA, MCIL, PhD, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Security Research Centre, Perth, Australia

12:30pm-2:00pm – Delegate Networking Lunch


2:00pm-3:15pm – Session 4a: Emerging & Future Threats Identification & Management
The ever changing nature of threats, whether natural, through climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities, means the need to continually review and update policies, practices and technologies to meet these growing demands. But what are those emerging threats and how can we identify, monitor and manage their levels of potential damage?
Chair: Representative, DDPM

Air Chief Marshal Somneuk Swatteuk, Senior Expert, National Disaster Warning Center, Thailand

Police Major General Apichat Suriboonya, Head of Interpol NCB Thailand, Commander of Foreign Affairs Division, Royal Thai Police

Thomas Wuchte, Head of Transnational Threats Department/Action against Terrorism Unit, OSCE

Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection, combining Human Factors and Technology
Drs. Rik Verhorst, Consultant Force Protection, TNO, Netherlands and Dr Cyril Widdershoven, Senior Consultant SVP Research, MEA Risk

3:15pm-4:00pm – Networking Coffee Break

4:00pm – 5:15pm – Session 5a: The PPP Role in CIP
With many critical infrastructures in the hands of private organisations, how does the responsibility of security and resilience lie between government, with public accountability to keep them safe,  secure and operational 24/7, and the private operator, with additional responsibilities towards shareholders? How can improving the communication between the public sector and private sector enhance protection and can incentives be employed to better engage private owners into PPP?
Chair: Representative, DDPM

RBAP, Asia-Pacific Regional Hub, United Nations Development Programme

Dr. Yunyong Teng-amnuay, Director, Information Systems Engineering Laboratory, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Prof. Pennung Warnitchai, Structural Engineering Dept, Asian Institute for Technology*

The best resilience decisions come from spatially connected government
Andy Wilson, Director Strategic Development, Ordnance Survey International, UK


2:00pm-3:15pm – Session 4b: Cybersecurity Threats and Trends
The digital age has opened up immense new opportunities for criminal activity, providing numerous communications channels and instant access to critical information and data. But what are the latest threats in the cybersecurity space and what are the future trends likely to be in attacks on our critical information infrastructure.
Chair: TBC

Megat Muazzam, Head of Malaysia CERT, Malaysia

Thongchai Sangsiri, Technical Manager, Digital Forensics Center, ETDA, MICT, Thailand

Desarack Teso,Director – Corporate, External & Legal Affairs, Microsoft Asia

3:15pm-4:00pm – Networking Coffee Break

4:00pm – 5:15pm – Session 5b: Convergence in Cyber Security and CIIP
All parts of infrastructure are interconnected which, despite being convenient and efficient, can leave the complete system extremely vulnerable to attack. Convergence of cyber security, incidence response and crisis management can enhance the integrity of the infrastructure and help exceed minimum security requirements.?
Chair: TBC


Wisit Atipayakoon, Programme Officer, International Telecommunication Union, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific*

Creating a Culture of Security Risk Awareness: A new best practice approach –  Dr. Jonathan Di Rollo, Trainer & Mentor, JDR, Malaysia

Defending critical communications network infrastructure against cyber attacks
Hansen Chan, Product Marketing Manager, Nokia, Canada

Chalee Vorakulpipat, Senior researcher, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand

 5.15pm – 7.30pm – Networking Reception

Click here to view Day Two Programme…



* denotes invited