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GlobalPlatform Conference Review

GlobalPlatform recently held their annual conference in Santa Clara, California. GlobalPlatform is an international standards organization that defines specifications for the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), or the secure virtual operating system within the OSes of mobile devices. It…

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Sicherheit in den operativen Systemen der Industrie 4.0

Unter dem Begriff Operational Technology werden die Technologien zusammengefasst, die die Transformation von Waren und Dienstleistungen betreffen, etwa in produzierenden Unternehmen oder bei Energieversorgern (ICS: Industrial Control Systems & SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data…

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It’s not about security vs. safety – it is about security and safety

When you’ve ever been involved in discussions between IT Security people and OT (Operational Technology, everything that runs in manufacturing environments) people – the latter not only security guys – you probably observed that such discussions have a tendency of not being…

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Industrial Internet of Things: New Driver for the Digital Transformation

Last time we’ve devoted an issue of our monthly newsletter to the Internet of Things was almost a year ago. Looking back now, we can already spot a number of significant changes in this field that happened during the year 2016. Perhaps, the most profound one is that the industry has…

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Nov 17, 2016: Sicherheit in den operativen Systemen der Industrie 4.0

Unter dem Begriff Operational Technology werden die Technologien zusammengefasst, die die Transformation von Waren und Dienstleistungen betreffen, etwa in produzierenden Unternehmen oder bei Energieversorgern (ICS: Industrial Control Systems & SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition).

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: The Disruptive Potential of Blockchains in IoT Security - 71612

Blockchains have the ability offer many solutions regarding the security concerns currently limiting the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). Blockchains, combined with other decentralised, peer-to-peer technologies can improve IoT security by enabling authenticity and integrity…

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May 09 - 12, 2017: European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017 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. The EIC has become a kind of family…

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Executive View: ForgeRock Identity Gateway - 71318

ForgeRock Identity Gateway is a centralized proxy-based gateway enabling secure access and policy enforcement for web applications, APIs, devices and things. 

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IoT (or IoEE): Product Security Is Becoming a Strategic Risk

For a long time, IT risks have been widely ignored by business people, including Corporate Risk Officers (CROs) and C-level management. This has changed recently with the increasing perception of cyber-security risks. With the move to the IoT (Internet of Things) or, better, the IoEE…

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Complexity Kills Agility: Why the German Reference Architecture Model for Industry 4.0 Will Fail

The German ZVEI (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektroindustrie), the association of the electrical and electronic industries, and the VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure), the association of German engineers, has published a concept called RAMI (Referenzarchitekturmodell Industrie 4.0).…

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Dimitra Kamarinou - From Suppliers to Consumers: Issues of Liability in Industry 4.0

This session looks at the responsibilities and liabilities of organisations involved in the ‘smart manufacturing’ process both internally (e.g. towards employees) and externally (e.g. other organisations, suppliers, consumers, the environment) and at the difficulties of…

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Luigi de Bernardini - Industry 4.0 and IIoT: Different Approaches to a Smarter Industry?

In most cases, the terms Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are used interchangeably. But these two terms, though referring to similar technologies and applications, have different origins and meanings. Industry 4.0 is focused specifically on the manufacturing industry…

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Jackson Shaw - The Internet of Things One Year Later

Last year we had our first discussion of risk and value related to IoT. Over the last 12 months we have gone from “What is this IoT?” to IoT becoming a driver of digital transformation. All of the major platform (PaaS) players have made IoT a key part of their strategies. In…

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Lessons learnt from the Ukraine's ‘Lights Out’ Attack

When cyber attackers can bring down something as impactful as the power grid, the way we think about security needs to change. Michael Kleist of CyberArk explains more.

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Bridging the Gap Between IT, OT and Business in the Digital Transformation Age

The Digital Transformation age is focussed on integrating digital technologies such as social, mobile, manufacturing, cloud computing etc.  It will inherently lead to new types of innovation and creativity and is already having far reaching application across business, government,…

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AWS IoT Suite

After an “extended holiday season” (which for me included spending a vacation in Siberia and then desperately trying to get back into shape) it’s finally time to resume blogging. And the topic for today is the cloud platform for IoT services from AWS, which went out of beta…

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Secured by Design: The smart streets of San Francisco

On April 18th 1906, an earthquake and fires destroyed nearly three quarters of San Francisco. Around 3000 people lost their lives. Right up to the present many other, less critical tremors followed. The danger of another catastrophe can’t be ignored. In a city like San Francisco,…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Join the Dots: Operational Technology and Informational Technology - 72012

One area of information technology that is typically ignored by IT departments and consultants is industrial control systems. This is unfortunate because these “operational technology” systems have much to benefit from interconnection with IT networks.  

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Oops, Google did it again!

Oops, Google did it again!

Like many people with a long career in IT, I have numerous small computer-related side duties I’m supposed to perform for my less skilled friends and relatives. Among those, I’m helping manage a G Suite account for a small business a friend of mine has. Needless to say, I was a bit surprised to receive an urgent e-mail alert from Google yesterday, telling me that several users in that G Suite domain were impacted by a password storage problem. Turns out, Google has just discovered [...]

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