Sarah Fluchs is a Security Consultant at admeritia GmbH, which specializes in OT Security. As admeritia’s Head of Security Engineering, she is driven by making OT Security doable. An engineer herself, Sarah is convinced that creating solid engineering methods speaking the language of automation engineers is key for OT Security.
Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and process engineering and a master’s degree in automation engineering. As a scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and ThyssenKrupp throughout her studies, she’s gained process industries experience at ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions USA. Completing her master’s degree at the German Federal Office for Information Security, she helped develop the water utilities’ industry standard for IT Security.
After joining admeritia, Sarah continues her engagement for standardization at ISA99 / IEC TC65 and its German mirror committees, focusing on OT security engineering for smart manufacturing and security for safety. She perseveres in her effort to keep standards viable, throwing in her experience in implementing IEC 62443 and German critical infrastructure security standards with asset owners, integrators, and vendors.
When designing a process or its automation system, engineers make use of well-established ontologies like piping and instrumentation diagrams. They ensure engineers document their solutions in a way everybody understands and enables focused discussions about contents rather than definitions and wording. Translated into machine-readable description languages, they can even be used to directly connect discussing, […]