As many workforces have gone digital due to the pandemic, there has been an increase in network attacks and intrusions from cybercriminals. Manufacturing is one of the most targeted industries, with Morphisec reporting that one in five companies are targeted by cyberattacks. Hackers are gaining more access to production systems because employees are telecommuting, rather than working on-site.

Cybersecurity Risks in Automated Manufacturing

Cloud and edge computing

Cloud and edge computing are primarily used for data storage. These empower manufacturers with applications like data computing, sales coordination, real-time project collaboration, and enterprise resource planning management. From a security standpoint, an IT team may lack the know-how when it comes to the cloud, as many manufacturers use outdated cloud systems.

Edge computing, on the other hand, requires one to move data and processes to a repository that is physically located at the manufacturer’s site. While this gives more control to manufacturers, edge computing also creates a dangerous consolidation of information ripe for a potential enterprise-wide breach.

Integrated technology

Integrated production lines utilize smart sensors and actuators to collect digital data not just to automate machine functionality, but to integrate machine communications and allow a degree of secure remote access. However, these network-connected operations may be open to cyberattacks. The wirelessly-connected input/output points—controlled by apps with Wi-Fi for data flows—are vulnerabilities for entry.

Ensure a strong IACS cyber security strategy for your company

Detect risks and threats arising from components and systems early to strengthen security of your infrastructure. Prove your product or system design and development compliant to relevant, state-of-the-art worldwide standards and to applicable safety and security levels. Boost customer confidence in your products from the development phase to the integration to stay competitive in demanding markets with our certification and test mark.

Cyber security in Industrial Automation and  Cyber security for Industrial Control Systems :

Cyber security is a terminology used to describe the remedy which is taken to make sure the Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) against threats to security through unexpected situations, activities or occasions, or through consider assault. The dangers can begin from the web, corporate systems, programming overhauls, and unapproved access and so forth with the possibility to bring about occurrences with significant wellbeing, security or ecological outcomes.

Assessing, training and certifying for cyber security in industrial automation

In addition to functional safety standards, we assess, certify and train in accordance with the IEC 62443 and ISASecure EDSA standards.

Our workshops and trainings give attendees an overview of security requirements affecting the design, implementation and testing of IACS and components. Training participants who fulfil defined requirements and successfully pass the exam are awarded the TÜV Rheinland “Cyber Security Professional” certificate.

Our services include:


  • Threat and risk analysis
  • Network security evaluation
  • Robustness and vulnerability scans
  • Assessment and qualification of quality management systems
  • Product testing and certification according to globally recognized functional safety and security standards
  • Workshops and trainings

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