It sure isn’t easy. Everything is getting more connected. And with that the risk of successful cyberattacks increases daily. Whether if companies, organizations or the society – we all have to protect it all: sensitive data, infrastructures, products, and most importantly, our people. No small task to do it right – and hard to wrap your head around it all. Whether in trains, factories or at home: In our Siemens Cybersecurity Podcast Siemens Cybersecurity experts explain why and how we all need to secure the digital world against bad guys in order to reap the benefits of digitalization. Tune in!
AI in Cybersecurity: New Threats, Stronger Defense?
18:06Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the game for cybersecurity professionals. On one hand, cybercriminals are using AI to create new ways of cyber threats and gain access to sensitive information. On the other hand, AI can be used for defense to predict and prevent cyberattacks before they happen. In this podcast, we explore the complex relationship between AI and cybersecurity and the opportunities and risks associated with it. Dr. Andreas Kind, Vice President for Cybersecurity & Trust at Siemens AG, and Andreas Kleinschmidt discuss the vulnerabilities and risks associated with AI being used for attacks, including the prompt injection of manipulated data and the insecure handling of information. But they also examine the opportunities for defenders, such as penetration testing and using AI for defense and to prevent cyberattacks.Plus, you get to know one similarity between soccer and cybersecurityTune in and discover the head-to-head race between good and bad guys and how AI is influencing the digital transformation of the cybersecurity industry.
Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Connecting People
30:42What do you need when your healthcare company is threatened by a major cyber attack? According to our latest podcast guest, Carlos Arglebe, Corporate Cybersecurity Officer at Siemens Healthineers, it's primarily two things. First, a holistic approach to cybersecurity that keeps their systems secure and safeguards people's lives. Therefore, Carlos shares his experiences in managing cybersecurity during two significant hacking incidents, WannaCry and Log4J.But, beyond expertise and technology, there's another crucial element. Carlos emphasizes the importance of people and connectivity within this context and tells about his role as a mediator, communicator, and psychologist in cybersecurity. He'll provide insights into how he assists colleagues in dealing with cyber threats and how Siemens Healthineers trains its employees to remain vigilant against attacks. Tune in and find out how Siemens Healthineers is staying ahead of the curve to keep systems and people safe.
A Glimpse into the Future: Cybersecurity in the Years Ahead
34:07Welcome to the first episode of our new podcast series, where we delve into the cybersecurity landscape of the future. Join us as we explore the "Crystal Ball" with Natalia Oropeza and Saman Farsian, two visionaries who provide a glimpse into a future that may not be as grim as some might envision.In this episode, we will unravel the potential of digitalization and cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence (AI). We will also address how we are tackling the shortage of cybersecurity experts and offer a fresh perspective on how we can effectively defend against cyber threats.Get ready for a journey into the future of cybersecurity, where optimism and innovation converge. Stay tuned!
Staying safe: How to combat growing cyberthreats
35:15December 9, 2021, is a day that is etched into Natalia Oropeza’s memory. It all started with some initial reports of a dangerous security vulnerability known as Log4j. The following days were shaped by a race against hackers who were determined to exploit this vulnerability that particularly affected OT and critical infrastructure around the world. The Siemens’ Chief Cybersecurity Officer explains in our podcast series “Securing Digitalization” just how a Siemens task force was able to avert a disaster. Even though the team won the race, Oropeza still sees room for improvement. For instance, she says cybersecurity should be integrated into all links in supply chains – work that Siemens is actively doing as part of the Charter of Trust. Nonetheless, she thinks that Siemens is well positioned: Cybersecurity is an integral part of the new Siemens Xcelerator platform and will be built into many Siemens products.
Perfect fit and proven: Cybersecurity for Industry
19:55The threat of cyberattacks is growing – and many companies are ill-prepared to address the cyberrisks they face. “The number of cyberattacks is constantly increasing,” warns Michael Metzler (VP Horizontal Management Cybersecurity). The topic of IT and OT convergence is another major challenge that our customers must overcome. Siemens is a leader in cybersecurity products and services and can provide the expertise that customers need. In our podcast series, Michael Metzler describes how the Horizontal Team draws on Digital Industries’ portfolio to create a secure overall solution for customers.In an interview with Andreas Kleinschmidt, the expert explains what customers can expect from Siemens DI in terms of cybersecurity.
Trust needs Cybersecurity: Financing Models of the Future
23:24It was a time filled with drama: Just before Christmas 2021, a security vulnerability called Log4j kept cybersecurity experts on tenterhooks around the world. Including those at Siemens. Stefan Ludwig, the Chief Cybersecurity Officer at Siemens Financial Services, was in the middle of the action. In our podcast series, Ludwig explains how his team overcame the threat. In the conversation with moderator Andreas Kleinschmidt, he also talks about the cybersecurity challenges that the financial industry in particular faces and about the security measures that will play a key role in the future.
Being a little paranoid: Cryptography in times of Quantum Computers
21:10Cryptographically relevant quantum computers are still a pipe dream. But security experts can already assure us that once these super computers are up and running, they’ll be able to effortlessly slip past today’s encryption mechanisms. But there’s no need to worry just yet, say Hans Aschauer and Fabrizio De Santis in the latest installment of our cybersecurity podcast. The cryptography experts from Siemens’ corporate research organization are working on encryption systems that even quantum computers will be unable to crack. They are also supporting the development of practical standards and methods to deploy quantum-safe encryption to Siemens products during this post-quantum era. And they’re working as quickly as possible to ensure that today’s data will remain secure tomorrow.
Keeping trains on track – and hackers out!
26:41Just who wants to have a hacker seize control of a train racing down the tracks? No one – except maybe the hacker and his shady comrades in crime. Digitalization can make such nightmare scenarios possible. Just like other technical innovations, digitalization involves risks. When it comes to rail operations – a part of our critical infrastructure – steps must be taken to prevent such incidents.Is train travel safe? Yes, says Helen Negre, an expert for cybersecurity in the rail industry at Siemens in the United States. Manufacturers like Siemens and strict standards ensure that passengers can travel worry-free. In the podcast, Negre joins Marta Garcia of the European rail industry association UNIFE and discusses about another issue that is close to her heart: How can women gain respect in the male-dominated rail industry, and how can teams become more diverse?
My Home is my Castle: Cybersecuring Buildings
27:35A house that threatens its occupants – that’s simply the stuff of horror movies, Alina Matyukhina says. But: You better watch out. Hackers could seize control by slipping into the control systems of the increasingly complex and networked building technology. The cybersecurity expert at Siemens Smart Infrastructure works to ensure that such attacks never happen. In an interview with moderator Andreas Kleinschmidt, Matyukhina discusses in the first installment of our podcast series called Securing Digitalization ways that buildings can be made secure for decades and the Siemens products that can be used to fend off hackers.
The Importance of Supply Chain Security
28:56Today, all supply chains have a digital and that means, a cybersecurity component. Software solutions especially are made up of a variety of proprietary and open-source components and have to be secured against cyberattacks. That’s why it’s not just important that all companies involved stay vigilant and implement approbate security measures: they also all need to cooperate closely with each other, as any chain, as we know, is only as strong as its weakest link – as Natalia Oropeza, Mirko Ross and our episode’ guest and Supply Chain expert Rafi Yahalom from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) know.