Industrial Cyber Security 4.0

Project Name: Industrial Cyber Security 4.0 (InCyS 4.0)

Project Duration: 2019 – 2022


The introduction of information technologies (IT) and digital supply networks (DSNs) into automated systems means that data is now shared among a large number of applications, and machinery is operated using global applications and network systems. The benefits of the use of digital technology for operations are enormous but also come with new and increased risks. There is a real threat to companies’ production security, safety, and capacity, as well as data privacy when companies connect to operational technology networks. Companies admit to being unprepared for the array of cyber threats now distinguishable. Operational technicians in industrial companies are not sufficiently aware of the threats nor do they have the competences to take adequate preventive security or response measures. InCyS 4.0 proposes the creation of an integrated training course for high-level technicians (EQF level 5 and above) and operational workers who work or will work in the industry, in critical infrastructures, or in industrial production. The course will focus on cyber threats, dangers, and consequences in Industrial Systems and offers basic practical cybersecurity awareness training to prevent unnecessary exposure to risk and also the basic capacity to protect against threats when detected.

Coordinator:  Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri  (HMU coordinator, Professor George Papadourakis, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering)

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