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Jan 28, 2016: Identitätsmanagement im Mittelpunkt der digitalen Transformation

Die erste Hype-Welle um das Internet of Things (IoT) hat an vielen Stellen die Privatsphäre und das Dateneigentum unberücksichtigt gelassen. IoT Implementierungen müssen die Beziehung von Nutzern, Nutzerdaten, Dingen und Diensten (Services) berücksichtigen. Nur dann können sie erfolgreich…

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“A Stab in the Back” of IoT Security

Following the topic of the Internet of Things security covered in our latest Analysts’ View newsletter, I’d like to present a perfect example of how IoT device manufacturers are blatantly ignoring the most basic security best practices in their products. As an Austrian…

Analysts' View

KuppingerCole Analysts' View on Things Security

IoT (Internet of Things) and Smart Manufacturing are part of the ongoing digital transformation of businesses. IoT is about connected things, from sensors to consumer goods such as wearables. Smart Manufacturing, also sometimes titled Industry 4.0, is about bridging the gap between the…

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Approaching the Internet of Things Security

As already discussed in one of our earlier newsletters, Internet of Things as a concept is by no means new – various smart devices capable of communicating with each other and their operators have been used in manufacturing, automotive industry, healthcare and even at home. These…

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IoT in industrial computer systems (ICS)

IoT, the Internet of Things, covers a wide range of technologies. My Fitbit e.g. is an IoT device, it connects to my smartphone which formats the data collected on my movements. Also, vehicles that communicate with diagnostic instruments and my home thermostat that I can control via the…

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Security is part of the business. Rethink your organization for IoT and Smart Manufacturing

IoT (Internet of Things) and Smart Manufacturing are part of the ongoing digital transformation of businesses. IoT is about connected things, from sensors to consumer goods such as wearables. Smart Manufacturing, also sometimes titled Industry 4.0, is about bridging the gap between the…

Vendor Report

Vendor Report: AlertEnterprise - 71048

Integrating IT security, physical access security and Operational Technology security into one convergent solution concept.

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One IT, One Identity: Mastering the Security Challenge in the Age of Digital Transformation

A few years ago, KuppingerCole's Analysts came up with the term "identity explosion", meaning the exponential growth of identities organizations have to deal with caused by Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Computing, Big Data, the Internet of Things and more. The digital…

Executive View

Executive View: Waterfall Unidirectional Security Gateway - 71291

Waterfall Unidirectional Security Gateway technology combines specialized security hardware with a broad range of supported industrial protocols and applications to provide a level of network security unattainable by traditional firewalls.

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Oct 22, 2015: One IT, One Identity: Mastering the Security Challenge in the Age of Digital Transformation

A few years ago, KuppingerCole's Analysts came up with the term "identity explosion", meaning the exponential growth of identities organizations have to deal with caused by Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Computing, Big Data, the Internet of Things and more. The digital…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Industrial Control Systems: Getting a Grip on OT Cyber Security - 71110

The time has come for a more inclusive approach to managing industrial control systems. The divide between Information Technology and Operational Technology is fading, to the benefit of the business.

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Dealing with risks in IoT and Smart Manufacturing: Time to rethink your (not only IT) security organization

Let me start with two recent experiences I have had. Just recently, I was sitting in front of a number of CISOs and had the opportunity to ask them how many of them also had responsibility for IoT and smart manufacturing in their organization. The simple answer: none of the CISOs had. At…

Analysts' View

KuppingerCole Analysts' View on Operational Technology / Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the German government’s strategy to promote the computerization of the manufacturing industry. This strategy foresees that industrial production in the future will be based on highly flexible mass production processes that allow rich customization of products. This…

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Security and Operational Technology / Smart Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is the German government’s strategy to promote the computerization of the manufacturing industry. This strategy foresees that industrial production in the future will be based on highly flexible mass production processes that allow rich customization of products. This…

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OT, ICS, SCADA – What’s the difference?

Operational Technology (OT) refers to computing systems that are used to manage industrial operations as opposed to administrative operations. Operational systems include production line management, mining operations control, oil & gas monitoring etc. Industrial control systems (ICS)…

Webcast

How to Cope with Challenging Identities in a Converged World

Over the past years the term of the Identity Explosion, depicting the exponential growth of identities organizations have to deal with, raised. We introduced the need for a new ABC: Agile Business, Connected. While agility is a key business requirement, connected organizations are a…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: EIC 2015 Trends and Hot Topics - 71301

10 Information Security topics that were central at European Identity & Cloud Conference 2015

Webinar

Jun 17, 2015: How to Cope with Challenging Identities in a Converged World

Over the past years the term of the Identity Explosion, depicting the exponential growth of identities organizations have to deal with, raised. We introduced the need for a new ABC: Agile Business, Connected. While agility is a key business requirement, connected organizations are a…

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Yariv Lenchner - Securing Privileged Identities in OT (Operational Technology) and Industrial Control Systems

In the last years we see that privileged accounts in Operational Technology (OT) environments (e.g. critical infrastructure) have an even higher importance and criticality than in the traditional IT. OT networks and the Internet of Things (IoT) implementations are taking shape and are being…

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David Mount - A smarter, More Secure Internet of Things?

We are standing on the very brink of the most fundamental change in the way human beings use technology since the introduction of agriculture, over 6 thousand years ago. The Internet of Things will not just change our work or home, it will change every aspect of our lives, including…

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Jackson Shaw - The Convergence of IT, Operational Technology and the Internet of Things

Did you know that today, there are over 30 billion connected IoT devices? And that in 2020, that number will double? Do you know how these devices connect to the internet? To each other? To their manufacturer? How many IoT devices are used within your company? If you’re a security…

Congress

May 10 - 13, 2016: European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016 is the place where identity management, cloud, and information security thought leaders and experts get together to discuss and shape the future of secure, privacy-aware agile, business- and innovation-driven IT.

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Information Security Predictions and Recommendations 2015 and beyond - 71045

Recommendations for investing in Information Security in 2015 and beyond. Predictions of the trends and hypes in Information Security in 2015. Advice on which of these trends and hypes to follow.

Webcast

Borderless Identity: Managing Identity in a Complex World

Security and the Internet of Everything and Everyone from Industrial Control Systems, through wearable tech, to “smart” devices for home, office and car there is an explosion of “things” being added to the network. But not just things. Our corporate nets are adding partners and their…

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Really! Stop Your Employees Using Smart Phones!

Why Not Just Switch off every piece of electric device and live in a cave.  I am on the record on several occasions for coming out in support of the UK government’s cyber initiatives including the Ten Steps to Cyber Security (Ten Steps) and their more recent Cyber Essentials.So,…

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Apr 30, 2015: Borderless Identity: Managing Identity in a Complex World

Security and the Internet of Everything and Everyone from Industrial Control Systems, through wearable tech, to “smart” devices for home, office and car there is an explosion of “things” being added to the network. But not just things. Our corporate nets are adding partners and their…

Webcast

Industrial Control System Security: Getting a Grip on OT Cyber Security

Are your operational technology (OT) networks hosting Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, well secured? For many organizations, the answer is still “no”. Information security generally focuses on Information Technology (IT) networks…

Analysts' View

KuppingerCole Analysts' View on Internet of Things

For a topic so ubiquitous, so potentially disruptive and so overhyped in the media in the recent couple of years, the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is surprisingly difficult to describe. Although the term itself has appeared in the media nearly a decade ago, there is still no…

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Organization, Security and Compliance for the IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) provides opportunities for organizations to get closer to their customers and to provide products and services that are more closely aligned to their needs. It provides the potential to enhance the quality of life for individuals, through better access to…

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So what do we mean by “Internet of Things” and what do we need to get right?

The phase “Internet of Things” (IoT) was coined to describe the wide range of devices coming on the market with an interface that allows them to be connected to another device or network. There is no question that the explosion in the number of such devices is soon going to…

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Internet of Opportunities

For a topic so ubiquitous, so potentially disruptive and so overhyped in the media in the recent couple of years, the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is surprisingly difficult to describe. Although the term itself has appeared in the media nearly a decade ago, there is still no…

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Operational Technology: Safety vs. Security – or Safety and Security?

In recent years, the area of “Operational Technology” – the technology used in manufacturing, in Industrial Control Systems (ICS), SCADA devices, etc. – has gained the attention of Information Security people. This is a logical consequence of the digital transformation of businesses as well…

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Mar 05, 2015: Industrial Control System Security: Getting a Grip on OT Cyber Security

Are your operational technology (OT) networks hosting Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, well secured? For many organizations, the answer is still “no”. Information security generally focuses on Information Technology (IT) networks…

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CIAM as a Key Factor in the Digital Transformation

CIAM as a Key Factor in the Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is one of those buzzwords (technically a buzzphrase, but buzzphrase isn’t a buzzword yet) that gets used a lot in all sorts of contexts. You hear it from IT vendors, at conferences, and in the general media. But Digital Transformation, or DT as we like to abbreviate it, is much more than that. DT is commonly regarded as a step or process that businesses go through to make better use of technology to deliver products and services to customers, consumers, and [...]

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