IT-Security Concept Cornerstones in Industrie 4.0

  • Yübo Wang
  • Riham Fakhry
  • Sebastian Rohr
  • Reiner Anderl
Conference paper


The majority of enterprises identified the potential and the benefits of Industrie 4.0. However, many companies consider Industrie 4.0 more as a security challenge than an opportunity to optimize their processes or an enabler for new business models. Therefore effective security methods to protect the Industrie 4.0 systems and its associated values and assets are needed. Based on the connectivity infrastructure in the shopfloor, the diversity in the corporate landscape of the global mechanical and plant engineering ultimately causes that every enterprise has to develop its own way of production IT security management. The purpose of the followed sections is to analyze the challenges of IT security in Industrie 4.0 and to identify and combine the requirements from manufacturing automation, mechanical engineering, process engineering and the properties of cyber-physical systems with well-established core elements of IT security descriptions. A process model, which consists of a data model and an algorithm as its core element is developed to consider the challenges and to cope with the requirements. As a prototypical implementation security measures and their properties are presented in a technological Industrie 4.0 Toolbox IT-Security, as the result of the whole process and data model.


CPS Defense in depth Industrie 4.0 IT security Security by design Toolbox 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yübo Wang
    • 1
  • Riham Fakhry
    • 2
  • Sebastian Rohr
    • 2
  • Reiner Anderl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Integrated Design at the Technical University DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.GmbHGroß-BieberauGermany

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