SDG’s and the Ethics of Technology

In the series Star Trek: Voyager we find that the character Seven of Nine is a former Borg drone, who becomes disconnected from the Borg Collective, and faces the challenges of becoming a human individual again while still depending on Borg cybernetic implants. An important part of her survival and ability to deal with these foreign implants are the nanorobots that

US Senate Committee on Energy Efficiency of Blockchain and Similar Technologies

On August 21st, 2018, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a public hearing on Energy Efficiency of Blockchain and Similar Technologies. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the energy efficiency of blockchain and similar technologies and the cybersecurity possibilities of such technologies for energy industry applications. In particular, should we expect

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Embracing the Charter of Trust

The Charter of Trust, an initiative of Siemens AG, was introduced during the 2018 Munich Security Conference and offers baseline standards for Cyber Security. The Charter of Trust recognizes that the digitalization of our society, factories and infrastructure must evolve hand in hand with Cyber Security. As the network of partners committing to the Charter

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 3: Rethink and act, a Manifesto

With the introduction of Industry 4.0 by the German Government and the designated workgroup, a roadmap was created to introduce Artificial Intelligence, Smart Controls, Smart Automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in combination with Big Data into the manufacturing industries in Germany and beyond. When Siemens AG introduced the Charter of Trust during the 2018 Munich Security

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 2: A new strategy for Legacy Risk is needed!

  When you stay informed about new developments in Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, you might easily get the impression that factories are filled with the latest greatest in technology. A short factory tour in most production facilities will remind you immediately that the majority of the active machines and equipment are far from

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 1: The Industrial Legacy

Do you know who Big Blue is? Follow the link if you don’t, but most of us will know that IBM is known as Big Blue. Think about that for a while. A nickname for a company that (almost) everyone knows. Some say this is a deliberate marketing strategy, based on the blue logo of IBM.