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Vox Populi: What Does a Day in the Life of a Regular Business User Look Like?
Vox populi is Latin for “voice of the people”– in broadcasting and television, they use the

stefan birner  prisoner. There is also Stefan Zweig’s Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman , where an elderly woman recalls the day when she met a Polish officer (and compulsive gambler), saved his life, fell passionately in love with him, and was abandoned by him (all in just one day!). I’m pretty sure an ordinary day in a business software user’s life does not resemble any of the scenarios described above. Since most of you are using some kind of business software (customer relationship management,

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The Sum of All Malware Fears: Siemens on Stuxnet


When Stuxnet malware hit the mainstream media in September 2010, it all sounded like a plotline straight from a Tom Clancy thriller. After all, Stuxnet targeted the Siemens industrial control systems implemented at so-called “high-value infrastructure” installations in Iran. The media response was appropriately hysterical. TEC interviews Stefan Woronka, Siemens’ director of professional services, in an attempt to de-Clancify the story.

stefan birner  Siemens AG. Clark interviews Stefan Woronka , Siemens’ director of professional services. TEC: Please tell me about your role at Siemens. Woronka : Director, Professional Services—responsible for Industrial IT Security Services within the Industrial Automations Systems Business Unit. We offer consulting and implementation of solutions around industrial IT security. This starts with risk assessments for existing sites and suggesting measures for implementation. We support the implementation and Read More

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