EWICS: security-subgroup-cologne-2006

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Security of Safety Related Computer Systems Workshop, Cologne, 4. May 2006
within the 7th International Symposium on Programmable Electronic Systems in Safety Related Applications
organised by TÜV Nord, TÜV Rheinland and EWICS

Safety critical information, including monitoring, control and technical design data, is increasingly being stored electronically and transferred over networks both nationally and internationally. Remote real time monitoring and control employ the full scope of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Also, within safety and security critical systems there is a high reliance on critical national infrastructures. As electronic information is vulnerable to threats of loss of confidentiality, integrity or availability, secure ICT systems need to be implemented and managed. These systems have requirements for both safety and security, which in some cases could potentially conflict.

After a brief introduction on the work of EWICS TC7, this workshop addressed these issues through presentations on the relationship between Safety and Security (see attached file "Safety and Security", based on M.B.Line, O.Nordland, L.Røstad, I.A.Tøndel: "Safety vs Security?" in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management - PSAM 8, Edited by Michael G. Stamatelatos and Harold S. Blackman, ASME Press, New York, 2006, ISBN 0-7918-0244-0, Order No. 802442) and on the security activities during the safety IT lifecycle (see attached file "Dependable Embedded Systems").

The workshop addressed decision makers as well as designers from industry, research institutes and users. A major aspect of the workshop was interdisciplinary discussions among all participants in a general discussion session at the end of the presentations. Participants were also welcome to attend the EWICS TC7 Security subgroup meeting, which was held following the workshop.


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