Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0

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Get cyber-smart and future-proof your production processes, and career, for an autonomous world

Cybersecurity has been called the greatest threat to every company in the world. As industry becomes increasingly autonomous and tech-driven, this threat will only continue to grow. 

With this context in mind, it’s surprising how little thought most of us give to cybersecurity in our day-to-day actions. Instead, we tend to think of cybersecurity as being something that keeps the IT team up at night. But this is a dangerous misconception. In an Industry 4.0 world, cybersecurity must be a part of every business discussion.

What you will gain

Industrial networks face an array of cyber threats, the consequences of which can affect both factories and the employees that work there. Developed in partnership with Fraunhofer, a globally recognised German research centre, this course equips you with everything you need to know about cyber-attacks and how to prevent them.

Divided into six parts, the course uses a combination of face-to-face training, group activities, and hands-on exercises. Focused on providing you with the fundamentals of cybersecurity for automated systems, the training covers such concepts as:

  • Industry 4.0 essentials and established security concepts
  • The security risks inherent in automation technology and industrial environments
  • Securing network infrastructure
  • The infrastructure of cyber-physical production systems
  • Network analysis and the basics of public key infrastructure

To enhance the learning experience, the course includes a unique opportunity to apply your new skills and knowledge towards solving real-world industry problems. This starts by looking at actual cyber-attacks, including how they work and the impact they have on the production environment.

Next, you will use your newly acquired skills to design and implement cybersecurity solutions using Fraunhofer’s cybersecurity suitcase – an innovative and immersive environment where you can practice, programme – even attack – a real industrial production system.  

Your transformation

You will leave the training having a comprehensive understanding of the main aspects and importance of industrial cybersecurity – an understanding that can serve as a springboard towards advanced training.

Most importantly, you will have the confidence to begin implementing cyber-smart solutions both in your own day-to-day work and across all levels of your company.

Is this course for me?

Our Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0 course is designed for anyone looking to future-proof their careers:

  • Industrial plant operators
  • Industrial machine integrators
  • Automation system and component designers
  • IT professionals interested in the developing field of industrial automation
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All our courses are taught by some of the leading minds in academia, research, business, and industry. Our diverse faculty come from a range of backgrounds, and each brings a unique perspective to your learning experience.

Jens Otto

Group Leader
Fraunhofer IOSB-INA


Felix Specht

Fraunhofer IOSB-INA



All participants receive an EIT Digital - Fraunhofer IOSB-INA joint digital certificate of completion.

Customisation and Discounts

All our Professional School courses can be fully customised to meet the unique needs of your organisation. We can even run the courses right at your premises.

EIT Digital also offers a number of non-cumulative discounts:

  • EIT Digital Partners: -25%
  • Multiple registrations from same company: -10% for the 2nd, -15% as of 3rd participant
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