IUNO – National Reference Project IT Security in Industrie 4.0

In the BMBF-funded research project IUNO, the National Reference Project on IT Security in Industry 4.0, threats and risks for the intelligent factory were identified from 2015 to 2018, protective measures were developed and implemented exemplarily in four application cases.

The fourth industrial revolution (industry 4.0) is distinguished by a growing networking and intelligence of machines, products, services and data. This results in new business models and value networks, but also various risks, e.g. by hacker attacks, data theft or manipulation. The use of effective security methods is to protect the industry 4.0 and its associated values. Therefore the project IUNO was requested, approved and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Within this project 14 industrial enterprises and seven research institutions develop and research extensive new security methods and tools.


The aim of the IUNO project is identifying and developing new, appropriate security practices for industry 4.0. Within the overall project, the subject group DiK explores the specific frame conditions and requirements of the industry 4.0 and develops models and specifications for an integrated and comprehensive security by design, secure devices and identities as well as methods for the effective protection against manipulation, knowledge theft and piracy models. It is the goal of the DiK to support the industrial partners by scientific method, so that proved viable safety concepts in two demonstrators, “Technology Data Marketplace” and “Remote Maintenance”, can be implemented, which actually and sustainably accomplish the security requirements of the industry.

Website of project IUNO: www.iuno-projekt.de