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ICE Learning Hub update - Cyber security

12 August 2020

From cyber-attacks and threats, to automotive cyber security and the more advanced Digital Twins, this series of modules is designed to help guide civil engineers through cyber security.

ICE Learning Hub update - Cyber security
ICE Learning Hub

This month, as part of the ICE Learning Hub update, we're looking a a series of modules designed to help guide civil engineers through cyber security.

Cyber security and civil engineering

The essence of this programme is to show how intrinsically linked cyber security and civil engineering can be. The programme starts by reminding us of key elements in cyber-attacks. It then discusses how secure our infrastructure really is from cyber-attacks and what you, as a civil engineer can do to reduce the risk.

The programme then provides insight from a cyber-security expert who has looked at our industry and provides further insight on what can be done to mitigate risk.

Cyber Security Module

This course explores cyber crime and its consequences. This module has been designed to help you look at effective risk management and what to do if you spot suspicious activity. Cyber security, will provide you with some important guidance for staying safe and secure online.

The changing face of cyber security

This programme explains how the cyber threat is growing.

It also gives advice on how to be able to mitigate its risks, by providing guidance on how to stay safe and secure online.

Trust in Automotive Cyber Security

This programme introduces the risk issues around connected vehicles. It outlines recommendations for improving automotive cyber security and raising awareness of this issue. It shows the public’s attitude to autonomous vehicles, and how this can be to assessed and possibly improved.

What does the move to digital twins mean for the built environment?

This programme takes us through some basic but vital principles of digital twins. A digital twin is a ‘bridge’ between the physical and digital world. Digital Twins can be predictive and adapt physical systems to reflect changes in the environment or operations.

The benefits include harmonisation of operations to deliver optimal user outcomes, clash identification and automated remediation, and ultimately cost/risk reductions.

Security is now at the forefront of any digital discussion and is a major consideration as ‘digital twins’ become more common. However, we have to acknowledge data security will never be 100%, so a risk management rather than risk prevention mind-set is required to ensure innovation and development is not inhibited. And as we know, much of that risk prevention is going to be down to ensuring that people are, as a whole, more security minded.

  • Elena Arrobio, Digital Marketing & Events