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SCy-Phy Systems Week 2017

Since 2015, the Secure Cyber-Physical Systems week is held yearly at SUTD. The event focuses on (cyber-)security for industrial control systems, general cyber-physical systems, and IoT. The SCy-Phy week encompasses the two-day Think-in event, the SUTD Security Showdown'17 (S317), and a number of invited talks and training sessions.


  • Online Qualifier for S317 concluded

    8 May 2017
    The online qualifier for the S317 event finished. Qualified teams: LosFuzzys, Lancaster/MWR, H4x0rPsch0rr, gha, Ox002147, and H4rdG4m3.
  • Think-In Keynote and additional panelists

    3 May 2017
    We are glad to announce that the Think-In keynote will be delivered by Neil Hershfield, Deputy Director, ICS-CERT. He will also join as panelist, together with Mauro Conti and Sjouke Mauw.
  • First 6 Think-In panelists confirmed

    28 April 2017
    The first panelists for the Think-In event are confirmed: Jorge Cuellar, Dieter Gollmann, Gerhard Hancke, Marina Krotofil, Matthieu Lec'Hvien, and David M. Nicol.

2017 Schedule

Program for 2017 SCy-Phy Week

The SCy-Phy system week takes place from 5 June 2017 to 9 June 2017. Venue: MPH at SUTD. Tentative program here. More information on previous events: 2015 and 2016

Mon+Tue: Think-In

This year's theme: Securing Cyber-Physical Systems by Design. 5 panels, 15 invited experts from academia and industry, presenting their view and answering to questions from invited guests and audience. A Design Innovation Micro Experience session supported by International Design Center (IDC).

Wednesday+Friday: Invited Talks

We will have invited talks by Dieter Gollmann, Dr Sjouke Mauw, Marina Krotofil, and Sahra Sarvestani. For more details, see schedule below.

Thursday and Friday: S317

6 invited teams from industry and academia attack our SWaT ICS testbed. Can they achieve their mission without triggering our detection mechanisms?

Think-In Event, June 5+6

In 5 panel sessions, we will discuss latest research in the areas of attacks and defences for CPS and IoT security. We have invited the following leading experts as panelists. More information on the Think-In 2016 here.

Neil Hershfield

Keynote speaker

Neil Hershfield is the Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). ICS-CERT operates within the National Cybersecurity and Integration Center (NCCIC), to bring a control systems focus to the mission of protecting the Nation's critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats.

Alvaro Cardenas

Alvaro Cardenas is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is a member of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute.

Mauro Conti

Mauro Conti is a Full Professor at University of Padova, working in the area of security and privacy.

Jorge Cuellar

Dr. Jorge Cuellar is working in Corporate Research at Siemens.

Dieter Gollmann

Dieter Gollmann is a Full Professor for Security in Distributed Applications at Hamburg University of Technology.

Gerhard Hancke

Gerhard Hancke is Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong.

Robert Kooij

Robert Kooij is a Principle Scientist at TNO working on Critical ICT Infrastructures, and part-time full professor at the Delft University of Technology.

Marina Krotofil

Marina Krotofil is Lead Cyber Security Researcher at Honeywell.

Soon Chia Lim

Soon Chia Lim is Director (Technology) of Cyber Security Agency. In his current role, he is responsible for capability development, evaluation and certification, technology management, and R&D for cyber security.

Sjouke Mauw

Sjouke Mauw is a Full Professor in "Security and Trust of Software Systems" at the University of Luxembourg in the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit.

David M. Nicol

Director, Information Trust Institute, and Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC .

David Ong

David Ong is CEO/ Managing Director of Excel Marco, a solutions provider for Process Automation & Safety Systems

Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani

Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani is an Associate Professor at the Missouri University of Science & Technology working on Dependable networks and systems for environmental and structural monitoring.

Biplab Sikdar

Biplab Sikdar is a Associate Professor in the ECE department at the National University of Singapore.

SUTD Security Showdown 2017 (S317)

The S317 consists of two main phases, an online qualifier, and a live event held at SUTD. In the live event, your team will have the chance to attack our WADI and SWaT testbeds, with the goal to reach a number of defined challenges. The S317 was approved by SUTD's IRB. A technical report on the first S3 event, held in 2016, can be found here.

Examination Phase

We will host a CTF-style online qualifier round for participating teams. This phase was finished on May 6/7.

Exploration Phase

Each team will have one day in the SWaT and WADI testbeds to prepare their attacks.

Exploitation Phase

Each team has 2 hours to demonstrate their attacks prepared during the exploration phase

Contact us

The SCy-Phy Systems week is organized by iTrust at SUTD

Singapore University of Technology and Design
8 Somapah Road, Singapore 487372
#07-201, Building 2 Level 7
Tel: +65 6303 6600
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