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Four challenges and four IT security solutions in Industrie 4.0

Four challenges and four IT security solutions in Industrie 4.0

Together with its partners, the Plattform Industrie 4.0 has identified four key IT security challenges in Industry 4.0 and developed strategies to cope with them.

International conference on cyber security in Industrie 4.0 brings together key players in Berlin

International conference on cyber security in Industrie 4.0 brings together key players in Berlin

In mid-May, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Plattform Industrie 4.0 brought together around 140 international private sector and political decision-makers in Berlin. At the conference on “Securing Global Industrial Value Networks – Sychronizing International Approaches”, attendees discussed IT security in production processes from political, regulatory and technical perspectives.

Management of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 at the Hannover Messe 2018

Plattform Industrie 4.0 reaches milestones in standardization and international cooperation

Taking important steps on the way to interoperability, making progress with global IT security approaches, assessing competition law and GTC law, transferring knowledge into different fields of application and strengthening cooperation with partners from China, Europe and the US – the Plattform Industrie 4.0 and its partners have achieved some sturdy results in the last twelve months. Data economy, organisation and qualification are on its agenda in 2018.

Referenzarchitekturmodell Industrie 4.0

Revised Edition online: Reference Architectural Model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0) - An Introduction

The presentation of the working group on reference architectures, standards and norms describes the Reference Architecture Model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0), its objectives and advantages.

Online Bibliothek der Plattform

New presentation online: Details of the Administraion Shell - From idea to implementation

What is the structure of the Administration Shell? How does it incorporate objects into Industrie 4.0 communication? The presentation by the working group on reference architectures, standards, and norms shows what an Industrie 4.0 component with the Administration Shell is and its importance for the interoperability of components in digital ecosystems.


Structure of the Plattform Industrie 4.0

The overarching goal of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 is to secure and expand Germany's leading international position in the manufacturing industry. For this, the participants of the platform discuss appropriate and reliable framework conditions.


International Cooperation

In numerous bilateral and mulitlateral cooperations the federal government and the Plattform Industrie 4.0 discuss trendsetting questions. We form the international debate on digital transformation to tackle the chances and challenges of digitalisation across borders and together.


Map of German use cases available in English

Over 350 practical German examples demonstrate that innovative processes for linking plant equipment, IT systems and business models more closely are already being developed and implemented by companies and research institutions. This collection will continue to grow steadily in the course of Plattform Industrie 4.0’s work.


Industrie 4.0

For Industrie 4.0, it is not the computer that is the core technology, but rather the Internet. Digitalising production is gaining a new level of quality with global networking across corporate and national borders: the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communication and manufacturing facilities that are becoming ever more intelligent are heralding a new era: the fourth industrial revolution, Industrie 4.0.

Online Library

The online library of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 is a constantly growing collection of knowledge of all topics of Industrie 4.0. It contains all the work of the working groups of the platform, but also strategy papers of the Federal Government and studies of our partners.

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