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Challenges in safety and security for industrial automation systems

IT-Security measures regarding OPC/UA and IEC 62443 in the context of industrial automation systems

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Hall 6, Stand D02



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Type of event



Industrie 4.0, Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives, Integrated Industry


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Attendance free of charge to trade fair ticket holders


In April 2016 the BSI (Federal Office for Information Security) released a study about the security status of OPC UA protocol. The performed analyzes showed, that OPC UA offers a good security level. In this context it is important to understand, that the OPC UA specification can specify IT-security-measures which secure the related communication only. Threads which attack e.g. the operating system have to be secured separately. Hence the engineer needs a bouquet of balanced measures for securing his system/application. These facts lead us to the _"Challenges in Safety and Security for industrial Automation Systems" _- in this session we will describe an all-embracing engineering approach which incorporates also the system view by the application of IEC 62443


  Martin Zappe

Martin Zappe

Business Unit Manager, ICS AG

  • Martin Zappe (geb. 1969) studied electrical Engineering at the University of applied Science in Cologne [Dipl. Ing. (FH)]
  • 1997 System- & Software-Engineering ...

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