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 [Read more]

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 5, Episode 2: Access denied

Thumbs up when Cyber Security is done the right way! When Cyber Security is done the right way, we see a combination of a team taking their responsibilities serious, and a team which is using technology as part of the solution and not as goal. That is the only way to do the right things [Read more]

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 5, Episode 1: PS phone home

There are plenty examples of where Cyber Security failed and how expensive that could be. It is good that we point out these problems, especially when they could have been prevented. And there is another reason to expose Cyber Security issues and hacks. As a recent poll among Twitter users shows, trust in organizations and [Read more]

Cyber Security – Community polls

Experts inform us about the latest developments in the field of Cyber Security and where these developments might lead to, or not. Of course it is very interesting to follow these updates and opinions on the various channels but it is just as interesting to ask the community what they think is important Cyber Security [Read more]

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 4, Episode 3: Expensive Ransomware

*WARNING* These are real incidents from the field and could scare you. A lot! *WARNING* The plant was still looking new after 3 years of operations, nothing like its sister plant which had a history of 25 years and was still going strong. New equipment, new technology and lights everywhere. Just this bright environment with [Read more]

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 4, Episode 2: When unauthorized access and unqualified people team up to cause havoc

*WARNING* These are real incidents from the field and could scare you. A lot! *WARNING* Liquid aluminium has 3 very dangerous characteristics. It is extremely hot, aggressive to most materials including other metals and responds explosive when in contact with water. Three reasons to be extremely careful when handling liquid aluminum. Safety precautions are important, [Read more]

Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 4, Episode 1: Real incidents from the field

*WARNING* These are real incidents from the field and could scare you. A lot! *WARNING* We talk a lot about what could go wrong with Cyber Security and what could be done to prevent it. Let’s have a look at what already happened and what should have been done to prevent it. Just to make [Read more]

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 [Read more]