- Cybersecurity & Privacy - Database Security
- Cybersecurity & Privacy - Identity & Authentication Management
- Equipment & Machinery
- Business Operation
The great promise of new connected concepts of industry like 'Industry 4.0' is their ability to deliver a historically unparalleled level of responsiveness and flexibility. While modern supply chains are already heavily integrated and designed to be fluid and fast moving, a large swathe of manufacturing still remains beholden to economies of scale, large production runs, and careful preplanning.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to change this by allowing small-batch or even custom manufacturing on a truly industrial scale. With machines whose functions are not set in stone, but flexible and determined by their operating software and with a new form of connectivity bringing industrial engineers, product manufacturers, and end users closer together than ever before. Ad-hoc adjustments to automotive parts, for example, during active product runs or the bespoke manufacturing of custom sneakers become very viable options indeed.
Much of this remains a theoretical vision, but IUNO, the German national reference project for IT security in Industry 4.0 demonstrates the new capabilities in action with a secure technology data marketplace running a smart drinks mixer.
The IUNO demonstrator consists of two ends to the simulated supply chain: The technological data marketplace, where inventors of drinks can upload the recipes, and a cocktail mixing machine, which is connected to the marketplace and can license the encrypted recipes. The system uses Wibu-Systems’ cloud-based CodeMeter License Central to protect the recipes, the production data that acts as a currency in this smart production network, with full encryption both when it is sent to the mixer and when the drink is made in the machine itself – whose inner workings are again secured with a CodeMeter dongle as anchor of trust and dependable proof of identity, powered by Infineon’s SLM 97 security controller. On the front end, the drinks are mixed and ready for the buyer to enjoy.
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