Industrial Security

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Industry 4.0 is unthinkable without protecting the data and expertise involved in production processes across all companies. VDMA supports its members in all areas relating to security.

Industry 4.0 is unthinkable without protecting the data and expertise involved in production processes across all companies. VDMA supports its members in all areas relating to security.

Industrial security serves to protect machinery and plants against failure, manipulation, loss of expertise and sabotage. The protective goals can also be summed up under the so-called CIA triad (confidentiality, integrity, availability).

The two VDMA working groups

  • Information Security
  • Industrial Security and the

Product and Know-How Protection working group www.protect-ing.de

deal with topics relating to security.
 

The Information Security working group develops guidelines and practical aids relating to traditional IT and information security. These guidelines are based on the standards series ISO 27000 and the “IT-Grundschutz” of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). The working group consists of IT security officers from mechanical and plant engineering companies and is currently working on the topic of “Data exchange with creative external partners”.

The Industrial Security working group develops guidelines and work aids to ensure security in production and for mechanical and plant engineering products. It consists of mechanical and plant engineering companies, operators, automation companies, service providers, security experts and the BSI. Initial results are already available in the form of a study on the status quo and a questionnaire for self-assessment.

The Product and Know-How Protection working group (WG Protect-ing) combines the activities of technology and service providers in the fields of product piracy, security and know-how protection. The exchange between manufacturers, authorities and users does not only benefit mechanical engineering companies.

 

The following projects are planned for 2016:

  • Creation of guidelines on basic security requirements for machinery and plants
  • Update of VDMA surveys on security and product piracy
  • Implementation of a training course on know-how protection in cooperation with the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz

You can find more information on the topic of industrial security at: http://pks.vdma.org/security

 

Industry 4.0 is unthinkable without protecting the data.

Industrie 4.0 Security guideline

Industry 4.0 is unthinkable without protecting the data and expertise involved in production processes across all companies. The “Industrie 4.0 Security” guideline offers SMEs practical recommendations.

Industrie 4.0 Security guideline: German, free for VDMA members, subject to a fee for non-members, can be ordered from Biljana Gabric,biljana.gabric@vdma.org,
(publication date: April 2016)
Contact: VDMA Product and Know-How Protection, steffen.zimmermann@vdma.org

 

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More information

www.u4i.io                                     „University4Industry“

www.pks.vdma.org                        „VDMA Industrial Security“

www.i40-security.de                       “VDMA Leitfaden Industrie 4.0 Security”

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