IUNO - National Reference Project for IT Security in Industry 4.0

IUNO is the National Reference Project for IT Security in Industry 4.0. Germany and the German industry are currently still playing a global pioneering role in Industry 4.0. Yet there are great challenges when it comes to making this concept an everyday reality. One particularly great challenge in this regard is IT security – for if manufacturing plants are increasingly connected across company boundaries and a wide variety of different components are combined in an ad-hoc manner, the number of areas that are vulnerable to hacker attacks or industrial espionage also increases. This leads to great insecurity particularly for small and medium-sized manufacturing companies, which are of elementary importance for Germany’s competitiveness on global markets.

This is the starting point for the project IUNO, which will develop practice-oriented concepts and solutions for IT security in Industry 4.0 in a consortium of leading partners from industry and research. This will be a major contribution for a new security culture for Industry 4.0 aimed at realizing the value-adding potential of Germany as a business location. What is special about this: IUNO combines a multitude of scenarios along different, but always complete value chains – from the furniture industry, from the automotive industry, from machine tool manufacturers – and will bring together the respective lessons learned in a tool kit that can also be used in other areas of application and in other companies. A wide variety of transfer measures will ensure deployment to small and medium-sized businesses.

The project has a runtime of three years (2015-2018) and a volume of 33 million euros. It is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of its High-Tech Strategy via the program “Self-determined and secure in the digital world 2015-2020”.

The partners of the IUNO consortium are: Accessec GmbH, Bosch Rexroth AG, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, DFKI GmbH, Duravit AG, Escrypt GmbH, Fraunhofer-AISEC, Fraunhofer-IESE, Fraunhofer-SIT, HOMAG Holzbearbeitungssysteme GmbH, Infineon AG, Nobilia Werke, Phoenix Contact GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Siemens AG, Trumpf GmbH, TU Darmstadt, TU München, Universität Kassel, Volkswagen AG, WIBU-SYSTEMS AG. The coordinator is HOMAG GmbH.