10th International Conference on

Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security

(AIMS 2016)

June 20-23, 2016, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany


Today's Cyber Security Threats and Challenges for Telco Providers

Dr. Bernd Eßer, Telekom CDC

Date: Tuesday June 21 2016, 09:00 - 10:00
Location: 33/0101

Abstract: This talk will focus on the threat landscape and its evolution as seen from a Tier-1 operator's perspective. This will include the development of threats that affect mainly consumers, such as botnets, as well as threats that address primarily organizations. So called Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) will be analysed in the way, offenders usually pursue such attacks. Strategic and operational options to detect and remediate such attacks will be discussed. The talk will close with some thoughts on possible future roles of Telcos in this threat context.

Bio: Dr. Bernd Eßer studied Physics at the University of Bonn with final degree PhD. During his studies he started to work in the area of Internet Security. In 1996 he joined the consulting company Detecon where he established the consulting department for Internet and Information Security which he headed for 15 years. In 2010 he joined Deutsche Telekom AG as head of Deutsche Telekom’s Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT). In the following years he transformed the CERT into Deutsche Telekom’s Cyber Defense Center. He is member of the board of the German CERT association and manages the CERT cooperation of DAX30 enterprises.

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Cyber Resilience of Complex Interdependent Infrastructures

Dr. Tobias Kiesling, IABG

Date: Wednesday June 22 2016, 09:00 - 10:00
Location: 33/0101

Abstract: Most of the critical infrastructures that we utilize in our daily life are quite complex and interdependent on one another. This poses a huge challenge to our understanding with respect to major risks connected to those infrastructures. This is especially true when considering the imminent threat of potential cyber attacks that are generally seen as possible already in our current time. What we need is a more thorough understanding of cyber-related risks that can guide the implementation of measures to secure the resilience of critical infrastructures. One example for a vulnerable infrastructure is the air traffic system at large, which is an attractive target for cyber attacks due to its importance and prominence. The current system is already vulnerable and the advent of more automation and pervasion of standard IT in the wake of future approaches leads to ever more complex and interconnected systems with an increasing attack surface. To cope with this situation, we need to follow a resilience-oriented view and utilize suitable methods and tools to achieve understanding of the consequences in potential cyber threat situations. This presentation introduces the notion of cyber operational resilience and shows how this can be applied to the air transport infrastructure as an example of other complex interdependent systems.

Bio: Dr. Tobias Kiesling is a Program Manager for Cyber Defence at IABG in Ottobrunn near Munich since 2014, where he is responsible for Portfolio-Mangagement and Business Development in the area of Cyber Defence. He received his diploma in Computer Science and Statistics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 2002. From 2003 to 2007 he was a Research Assistent at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces Munich, completing his Ph.D. in the area of Modelling and Simulation in 2006, followed by a postdoctoral stay at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California, where he was doing research on network traffic modelling and network security monitoring. From 2007 to 2010 he was working as researcher and analyst for IABG in Ottobrunn on analytical simulation applications. From 2010 to 2014, he was employed as R&T project manager at Airbus Defence and Space (former Cassidian), where he was responsible for technology management, external technology funding as well as R&T/D coordination with a focus on cyber security topics. In his current position at IABG he is responsible for the development and evolution of the cyber defence service portfolio of IABG, focusing on the military and aviation sector customers.
He is representing IABG in various associations and working groups, among others in the Bitkom roundtable Digital Aviation, the EOS Cyber Security Working Group, the EARTO Security Research Group, the steering board of the Munich IT Security Cluster as well as the Ludwig Bölkow Campus Aerospace and Security.