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Security does not mean safety, but if you add security to a product, its handling will be much safer for the user. In the German language the terms security and safety have the same meaning: “Sicherheit”, e.g. a product is safe in use. In English we differentiate between the two expressions – but why do we do so?
The definition and the usage of standards for functional safety enhance the product´s safety by design – don`t you think, the adoption of security could be handled in the same way?
These and other controversial issues will be introduced in an interview with Prof. Dr. Braband.
Read more about IT Security and the interview on www.iec2016.org