Today, industrial control systems (ICS) are at the center of monitoring and controlling industrial processes and operations such as production and delivery in the manufacturing sector, distribution of energy, water treatment, or managing railway transportation. Read More
When it comes to protection of data, the terms Cybersecurity and data protection – are used synonymously. Both strive to protect data from being misused, lost, changed, exfiltrated or published without proper authorization and control mechanisms. However, there is one major difference. Read More
I recently came across an article in the British CIO Magazine, titled ‘Beyond the Comfort Zone’ and describing an IDG survey among CIOs. Only two out of ten respondents felt fit to fulfil the role of a ‘digital CIO’. Wait, I thought, a CIO is a Head of IT – and isn’t IT by definition digital? No. According to the article, a ‘digital CIO’ is one who can help digitalise the entire business, not just hardware, software and network. Anyhow, the results seemed devastating: to date, only 16% regard themselves as ‘innovation partners’ within their company. No more than 44% think it is an important part of their job to create technical teams that understand the business. 48% consider developing a long term strategy as significant. And just 51% rate knowledge of their business as relevant. Read More
Interview mit Lena-Sophie Müller, Geschäftsführerin Initiative D21
Open source software is nowadays widely used in enterprises of all sizes for a diversity of tasks including those critical for business. This has been found by multiple studies (e.g. Heise (German) and Gartner (English)). But is such software suitable for your security needs?