Critical Infrastructure Security

Critical Infrastructure Security: Time for a New Mindset? (German Language)

Splunk's Maier on How to Empower Security Professionals to Improve Cyber Defense
Critical Infrastructure Security: Time for a New Mindset? (German Language)

Threats to critical infrastructure security are well known. But what if a hacker or cyber attacker overcomes all of the firewalls and preventative solutions - what then? This is a question that weighs on Matthias Maier, Product Marketing Director of Splunk.

His answer: "Then I need something," Maier says. "It is not only technology, but also the employees in IT, who are then at their disposition with the right tools, data and know-how being able to answer the most urgent questions being raised". And it is this valuable skill set of bringing data to any question and decisoin that helps an organization know what is happening right now, as well as what has happened in the past within those critical infrastructures.

In this interview, Maier discusses:

  • Emerging regulatory requirements regarding critical infrastructure protection in Germany and in the EU;
  • How defenders must mature their security mindset;
  • The role and limitations of a managed IT security provider in critical infrastructure protection.

This interview is conducted in German.

Matthias Maier is Product Marketing Director at Splunk, as well as a technical evangelist in EMEA, responsible for communicating Splunk's go-to market strategy in the region. He works closely with customers to help them understand how machine data reveals new insights across application delivery, business analytics, IT operations, Internet of Things, and security and compliance. He holds the certification of the Certified Ethical Hacker, the CISSP as well as the Certified Information Security Manager.

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