About Show #608
The Internet of Things and Industrial SCADA controls are colliding - what happens next? Richard chats with Niall Merrigan about the security issues around industrial plants - factories, power stations, refineries and so on. There has been automation there for years in the form of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems - but their security models are pretty primitive, often relying on air-gap networks to keep hackers out. Meantime, inexpensive and powerful IoT devices offer new capabilities - they have their own security issues, but there are solutions. What happens when the two meet?
Niall Merrigan is an Irish guy who managed to end up in Norway after finding out the country existed when he was in New Zealand. He works for Capgemini in Stavanger, Norway, as the head of custom software development and has been a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP since 2010. He is also involved in the Friends of Redgate program and is a general rugby nut (which means he shouts a lot). Niall has a passion for web technologies, security, and whiskey, which can lead to some interesting discussions.