Jul 11, 2015

Oh ICS-Cybersecurity Professional, Where Art Thou?

Stuxnet, the German steel plant attack 2014, devastating scenarios of attacks on smart grids and power plants. Virtually all industries face challenges due to the increasing level of digitalization and the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT). A major one of these challenges is securing Industrial Control Systems (ICS).
Securing an ICS differs from securing a corporate IT-environment. Finding talented people with the right skillset to create a security concept and implement it for an ICS will become very difficult with a rapidly increasing demand for this kind of professionals.

What kind of people and skills are we talking about and why are they such a rare species?