Security Tools for Industry 4.0

  Enquire / contact me

Shielding sensitive data in production facilities

Security Tools for Industry 4.0
Security Tools for Industry 4.0

An increasing number of unsecured, computer-guided production machinery and networks in production facilities are gradually evolving into gateways for data theft. New security technologies may directly shield the sensitive data that is kept there. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT in Darmstadt exhibited how these security gaps can be closed up at this year's CeBIT. They presented, for example, a software application that immediately encrypts manufacturing data as soon as they emerge. Integrated into computer and equipment, they ensure that both communicate with each other through a protected transportation channel and that only licensed actions are executed. "To the best of our knowledge, no comparable safeguard has previously existed for manufacturing data that reside directly in the machine tool," states Thomas Dexheimer from the SIT's Security Testlab. Digital Rights Management (DRM) controls all important parameters of the assignment, such as designated use, quantity, etc. This way, brand manufacturers are able to guarantee that even external producers can only produce an authorized quantity, as instructed in advance - and no additional pirated units.

The Trusted Platform Module is for secured networks. This relates to a small computer chip that can encrypt, decrypt, and digitally sign the data. Installed into a network component, it indicates which software is running on the component, and assigns a distinct identity to it. "As soon as the software changes in a component, the adjacent component registers this occurrence and notifies the administrator. Hacker attacks can be exposed quickly and easily this way," says Dr. Carsten Rudolph, "Trust and Compliance" department head at SIT.

Posted on March 17, 2014 - (132 views)
by
Related articles
BASF Corporation leads a commercial demonstration with ExxonMobil
Measuring the Position of Hydraulic and Telescopic Cylinders
Smart Plastics for Smart Maintenance
Stop wasting time on network commissioning reports
"Change is a Collection of Processes''
Novotema Celebrates its 40th Anniversary
TEL 10WI Series
AI Convention Europe Presents KAPTAIN
Honeywell Becomes Principal Member of ODVA
Faulhaber Lands in Italy
Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference
Connect Everything with eFactory
Sensing Innovation in Process and Control
Mechatronic Products
SENSORS & INSTRUMENTATION for Test Measurement & Control
IIoT I/O Series
Hannay Reel Hose and Cable Reels
SPS IPC Drives 2018 - Free Ticket
Level Switches
Ultrasonic Flowmeter for Air
Compact True Color Sensor
A new performance class in inductive displacement measurements
Positioning System
Torque Limiter
Ultrasonic Flowmeters for Compressed Air
Isolated 4-port PSE Controller
Multifunction Panel Meters DCM20 series
450 Watt Medical Power Supplies
Portable Emissions Analyzer E8500 plus
Photovoltaic Fuse Holder
Measuring the Position of Hydraulic and Telescopic Cylinders
AI Convention Europe Presents KAPTAIN
Ultrasonic Flowmeters for Compressed Air
JDN Mini 24/07
Motion Controller from FAULHABER with STO shutdown
Temperature control technology
Multi-tasking Communication Server
Guidance Systems for Higher Duty XTS Applications
Advanced Humanoid Robot Hand
Virtual Personal Assistant ODP S3