As a father of 2 very intelligent and curious children, I was confronted with the reality that my children use the Internet and there is not much I can or want to do to avoid it. The Internet has become a part of our society and it is important that we learn how to enjoy the Internet safely. And that goes for our children too, of course.
This program is designed by parents for parents and with the support of children for children. Please take the time to watch this video and then watch the children’s video with your children. This is not a magic solution, but it will help you and your children enjoy the Internet more safely. For feedback or questions you can always contact me at johannesdrooghaag.com.
The program Internet Safety for Kids was developed in cooperation with Your Passport to Grow YP2Grow.com.
In Cyber Security we focus strongly on technology which is good because technology will always play a major role in cyber security. The Human Factor will however play at least as much as a role, no matter how much technology we purchase and install. The series Is your Mind Fit for Cyber Security focuses on the Human Factor of Cyber Security and drills down responsibilities, challenges, solutions and leadership. Every episode is full of actionable advice you can work with immediately.
As father of 2 smart and fast growing teens, I set myself a clear challenge. How can I support my children in becoming the best person they want to be? By this I don’t mean career goals or degrees, although these are of course important. I want my kids to be content with who they are. To find their purpose and passion, and be able to pursue those.
Looking back at my own life, I realize I had many people giving me great advice and especially in my younger days, I basically ignored all that advice and tried to figure out the rights and wrongs on my own. Part of that was of course puberty, part of that was being raised as an independent person, and then there was my tendency of being stubborn in my younger days. I still am but nowadays I prefer to call it persistent.
Of course I want my kids to find their own way and learn their own lessons, and still I want to make their path easier than mine was. Or at least help them accept and embrace the good advice and with that still find their own way and purpose in life. While expressing this to my dear friend and mentor Neville Gaunt, he simply said “you might want to have a look at what we do with YP2Grow”. So I did, appreciating as always that Neville will guide me where to look without telling me what I should see.
I only had one question. How can I join YP2Grow? This program and the facilities created to develop mental skills in our youth and young adults turned out to be not only what I was looking for for my own kids, but also what touched me deeply as coach and mentor. Finally I found the answer to a questions I asked myself many times in my professional life. What if I would have learned this or that lesson 20 years earlier? Would it have helped me in this or that difficult situation? The answer was always yes, and I found that in YP2Grow. Growing and developing what we tend to call soft-skills at the youngest possible age and at the same time enable our youth and young adults to find and pursue their purpose.
Several conversations later I was invited to become Global Ambassador for YP2Grow, a role I accepted with the same pride I experience every single day being part of this wonderful organization.
Industrial facilities and infrastructure form the core of our economy and society. These advanced facilities require significant investments which need many years to generate return on investment and are build to last for decades.
Automation of these facilities and their equipment are part of the modernization since Industry 3.0 and continue to advance with Industry 4.0. Behind this automation are Industrial Control Assets, mostly deeply integrated into the equipment they control. Industrial Control Assets include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), micro controllers, industrial modular computer systems (IPC), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), robot control units, SCADA systems, and various other devices which combine software and hardware to control and automate processes.
Cyber Threats are increasingly causing significant damages to companies and organization around the globe. With the increasing connectivity in industrial facilities and infrastructure, the Industrial Control Assets become more exposed to Cyber Threats than ever before, and Cyber Threats continue to become more advanced at a continuously increasing pace.
The main focus in Cyber Security is on IT Infrastructure. It is however crucial that Cyber Security for the Industrial Control Assets becomes a top priority for companies and organizations to avoid damages to industrial facilities and infrastructure. This is a 10 points strategy to implement Cyber Security and Cyber Resilience for Industrial Control Assets in industrial facilities and infrastructure.