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 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

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

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

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,

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.