The 4th Industrial Revolution takes manufacturing of products back to its roots – the unique, tailor made product. While currently focussing on mass production, the vision of Industrie 4.0 promises competitive realisation of a small number of products, or even unique single products. The circle from handmade products towards comparable industrial products closes. The post-industrialised countries of Europe are going into the direction of a new, agile and globally competitive next phase of industrial production. Industrie 4.0 re-industrialises Europe.
Within this scenario, data will become the crucial nucleus of any kind of business model or process. That means personal data from the end user will blend or even melt with construction data from the engineering domain and data form the shop-floor level of machine production lines. This leads directly to IT-security issues. Data-protection, protection of intellectual property and protection of the physical product against piracy will become crucial for the new business models.
IUNO focusses on addressing IT-security issues of I4.0 based on four demonstrators covering nearly all aspects of IT-security challenges. From creation of machine identities over encryption, technologies towards real time tracking and tracing of production environments against IT-security threats – IUNO will address every kind of problem. Finally, IUNO will provide threat-models, risk-models and security policies along with methodological approaches to use them. Additionally IUNO will create a set of IT-security tools, tailor made for small and median companies in order to cope with all challenges of I4.0 on shop-floor-level.
Dr. Thorsten Henkel
Head of Secure Engineering, Industry 4.0 and the Security Test Lab
Fraunhofer-Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT
Dr. Thorsten Henkel, born in 1966, studied Architecture & Urban Planning after two years military service. In 1995 he achieved a diploma from the technical University of Dortmund and was promoted to a Diploma-Engineer.
After two years working as an Architect, he became an assistant of the chair of Computer Science and Civil Engineering at the TU-Dortmund. Afterwards he went to Dessau as the head of the CAAD Labor of the University of Applied Science Dessau. From 1999 to 2002 achieving a doctorates degree from Bauhaus-University Weimar in the field of Computer Science and Architecture. Since 2002 employee at Fraunhofer-Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT. In 2005 promoted to a Department Leader.
From 2001 until 2014 responsible for Secure Engineering and SIT-Test-Laboratory, since 2014 responsible for Industrial Security Test Laboratory. Today Division Director Industrial Security Solution, Director Industrial Test-Laboratory, Business Area Responsibility for Industrie 4.0.