Towards Educational Guidelines for the Security Systems Engineer

  • Suné von SolmsEmail author
  • Annlizé Marnewick
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 531)


Industry 4.0 will impact the systems engineering landscape and cybersecurity in the future. The education needs of system engineers working in these environments will change as the system landscape adapt to the Industry 4.0 changes. This research aims to explore the impact of Industry 4.0 on systems engineering and security requirements which must be catered for in future in this changing Industry 4.0 landscape. Although it is not certain yet how the landscape will change, this research starts to explore what the potential education needs could be for system engineers to understand all future cybersecurity requirements. The results of this research indicate that security requirements engineering will be needed in the first requirements stage of the systems development life cycle. Secondly, a new set of expert engineering skills will be required to identify future threats and vulnerabilities which could impact the system landscape. These results can be used as a guideline to start thinking how system engineers should be educated for the future.


Engineering education Security Security requirements engineering Industry 4.0 Systems engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering ScienceUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Postgraduate School of Engineering ManagementUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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