TÜV Nord is supporting Isabel Skierka’s research project on industrial and embedded information technology (IT) security with a research grant.
In her research project, Isabel Skierka is examining and evaluating methods for the management of information security risks, as well as broader industrial cyber security and digital policy issues.
Specifically, she focuses on the management of converging IT security and safety risks in industrial environments. IT is now an inherent part of safety-critical systems whose failure can lead to severe damage of property or the environment, or even the loss of human life. Hence, systems controlling the provision of critical services like electricity and water, industrial production processes, or health and automotive systems now depend on the reliable functioning of the IT components and networks they are connected to.
Securing these systems from IT threats is a foundation for the successful digitization of modern societies. In her project, Isabel Skierka analyses security governance approaches that combine different strategies for addressing both safety and security challenges.
- Isabel Skierka, Researcher, Digital Society Institute Berlin, ESMT Berlin