Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0

A collaboration between EIT Digital and Fraunhofer.

From classical automation systems to Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS) based on the terminology of Industry 4.0

This course provides the participants with the fundamentals of cyber security for automation systems

Participants will learn to apply methods of secure communication as a prerequisite for implementing Industry 4.0 use cases such as Condition Monitoring, Plug & Work and Optimization. The security concepts learned will strengthen and sensitize the participants for security-critical processes and enable advanced training.

Key take aways

  • Learn the essentials of Industry 4.0 use cases
  • Understand security risks in automation technology
  • Get to know well established security concepts
  • Apply security methods in hands-on trainings


Who should attend

  • Operators of industrial plants
  • Integrators of industrial machines
  • Developers of automation components
  • IT professionals interested in discovering the field of industrial automation

Get your certificate through our training

EIT Digital and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA joint digital certificate of participation.

Blended approach



Date and location

Date and location:

Spring edition: 5-6 May 2021.
Autumn edition: 20-21 October 2021.



1500 € (Excl. Tax)

Please contact us for more details.

This course consists of 12 units (6 lectures and 6 lab exercises). The lab exercises are performed using a learning case, a physical demo setup containing an industrial transportation process and multiple automation components, which represent a real production environment.

A lecture as well as a lab exercise is provided for each of the following topics:

  1. Benefits of Industry 4.0 use cases
  2. Cyber-physical production systems
  3. Network analysis
  4. Basics of Public Key Infrastructure
  5. Cyberattacks in industrial environments
  6. Securing network infrastructure

Executive course

Spring edition: 5-6 May 2021.
Autumn edition: 21-21 October 2021.

1500 € (Excl. Tax)



EnglishEIT Digital and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA joint digital certificate of participation.



About Fraunhofer

Research of practical utility lies at the heart of all activities pursued by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Founded in 1949, the research organization undertakes applied research that drives economic development and serves the wider benefit of society. Its services are solicited by customers and contractual partners in industry, the service sector and public administration. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a recognized non-profit organization. With its clearly defined mission of application-oriented research and its focus on key technologies of relevance to the future, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft plays a prominent role in the German and European innovation process.

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