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Cornet CyberSecurity 4.0 (Cornet CyberSecurity 4.0)

CyberSecurity4.0 aims to enable SMEs to appropriately secure their production systems and Industrie 4.0 applications. The project develops specifically for the Industrie 4.0 context a low-threshold and SME-oriented cybersecurity framework, techniques and tools (with proven ROI), guidelines, a demonstrator and a learning environment. The project focuses on the most vulnerable and least addressed domains of cybersecurity for Industry 4.0: OT technology (the link to the connected manufacturing system), data exchange and supply chain security. The framework supports the different phases, from awareness and assessment to strategy and implementation. The solution can be tailored to the specific situation of an SME. This precompetitive research contributes to the strategic development plan in Flanders by focusing on pragmatic cyber security for manufacturing companies (Impulse program).

Project objective:

·        Generic business profiles, use cases and needs of SMEs for the security of connected production systems (with focus on OT, supply chain security and data exchange).

·        Three maturity models for cyber security (basic - standard - advanced), coupled with the "Industry 4.0 Maturity Index", support an approach tailored to the SME.

·        Methodology and tool to estimate current and required cyber maturity in for Industry 4.0 applications (cyber security risks, vulnerabilities), as a starting point for initiating actions.

·        Easily deployable cyber security framework with AI supported tools, practical guidelines and relevant measures specific to the business profile, case and target maturity level.

·        A demonstrator integrates all results in Sirris' connected manufacturing lab and the HOWEST living lab. Use cases illustrate possible attack angles and how the maturity levels deal with them.

·        A learning environment with gamification approach and Hands-on workshop "Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0" to support knowledge transfer and allow SMEs to experiment.

·        An interactive web tool provides access to the learning environment, the tools and guidelines

Target group: Manufacturing companies, Manufacturing technology providers, Cybersecurity providers

Results: The project increases (confidence in) cybersecurity by dramatically reducing risks (by applying a robust cybersecurity framework), thereby accelerating the transition to Industrie4.0 and enabling the SME to pursue the above benefits, build reputation and gain customers.

Name of Organizer(s): Sirris, Howest. In collaboration with FIR at RWTH Aachen, IDA FH Aachen.

Date:1 Nov 2021 →  Today
Keywords:cybersecurity, Industry 4.0, connectivity, connected manufacturing, remote maintenance, risk management
Disciplines:Computer hardware not elsewhere classified, Input, output and data devices, Other engineering and technology not elsewhere classified, Process safety
Project type:Service project