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   Main Conference

Industry 4.0 – Lessons Learned from the Digital Supply Chain


Digitalization is changing the world as we know it. Consumers benefit from new ways of shopping, more variety, easy comparison, fast delivery, and attractive pricing. To meet these requirements, manufacturing companies need to digitalize their entire value chain – including suppliers. However, it’s important to understand that and how digitalization leads to increasing vulnerability to cyber-attacks and an increased need for appropriate security measures. The presentation will discuss, based on lessons-learned from the Siemens Electronics Works Amberg (EWA), how we can cope with security challenges due to digitalization and the digital supply chain.


Mr. Manuel Ifland
Senior IT Security Consultant
Siemens AG

Mr. Manuel Ifland | Cyber Security for Industry 4.0 |

Manuel Ifland, is a Senior IT Security Consultant in the Siemens ProductCERT within Siemens’ Research in Digitalization and Automation department. He is head of the Security Vulnerability Monitoring Service that provides vulnerability intelligence company-wide. Manuel supports and consults the products and solutions business across the entire company. He has been conducting cyber security trainings, risks analysis workshops, security assessments, and penetration tests in different technological areas since he joined Siemens in 2008. He is regularly speaking about supply chain security as well as incident and vulnerability handling at cyber security conferences.

Manuel is a board member of SAFECode, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods.

Manuel is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a diploma degree in computer science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

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