Practical qualification for cybersecurity in critical infrastructures

An article by Benjamin Mensing, Alexander Schomberg and Lars Schnieder was published in the September 2022 issue of “Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau”.

Digitalization opens up new potential attack vectors on the rail system. Effective protection against unauthorized access by third parties must holistically combine technical protection measures, physical access protection measures and organizational measures. The competence of the actors involved plays a central role here. This requires a practical training concept.

In their article, Benjamin Mensing, Alexander Schomberg and Lars Schnieder look at a training concept, including an innovative demonstrator, which is used to learn about OT security technology and processes. Overall, this concept is intended to improve the weaknesses of existing training courses by making the training content tangible in practice and thus significantly increasing the learning effect.

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