How can safety and security be jointly assessed and conflicts resolved, and what role can bowtie analysis play to realize the vision of integrated safety and security? These were the topics discussed on the 28th of March, at the ‘Integrated approach to safety and security’ event in London, hosted by Risktec and CGE.

Over 40 people from across high hazard sectors including rail, aviation, defense, civil nuclear, oil & gas and utilities joined the event and presentations were well received. Some companies were represented by both safety and security practitioners to see how they could improve collaboration and bridge any gaps in practice.

Bowties analysis provides a useful approach to integrate safety and security

Participants concluded that there is a long way to go for safety and security to be managed in an integrated way and that bowtie analysis provides a very useful approach to help achieve that goal. The particular focus on cybersecurity revealed that organizations should recognize that the threat is very real and current and that many sectors are simply not doing enough to assess their vulnerabilities and put in place robust protective systems and processes.

Bridge the gap – integrate safety and security

Learn how to integrate safety and security yourself? Nigel Stanley (Chief Technology Officer – Operational Technology and Industrial Cybersecurity CoE) – TÜV Rheinland (parent company of Risktec)), and one of the presenters has written a whitepaper on the topic ‘Functional Safety meets Cybersecurity’. This paper explores the new reality of functional safety and cybersecurity and offers some direction to those facing the challenge of enabling operation technology. Fill in the form below to download this whitepaper.

Join the follow-up event in March 2019

CGE and Risktec look back at a successful event and would like to continue sharing knowledge regarding this topic. Therefore we are planning to organize a follow-up session in March 2019. If you’d like to keep up-to-date on this initiative, please contact and we’ll make sure to notify you as soon as we have more details.