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Expert-talk Oliver Winzenried in conversation with Nicole Steinicke at IAMD Show Beijing Security for the connected industry AUTOMATION The Industrial Internet of Things, Made in China 2025, Cyber-Physical Systems – many new terms have been coined to describe something that will influence the way we work. What does the IoT mean for mechanical engineers or the manufacturers of controllers or other devices? We have spoken to Oliver Winzenried, CEO of Wibu-Systems, about the risks and opportunities that lie ahead and the solutions we have available. In car factories, driverless transporters bring semi-finished goods from production line to production line, where robots choose the tools they need from their kits to process them. Robots will be sent to fight fires in places too dangerous for humans; robots will provide care, and nurture and grow plants. The list of applications that are suited for the Internet of Things is already long, and it is growing every day. The IoT systems of the future will rely on public networks, but public networks are not safe environments. Hackers are always looking for backdoors or exploits to use in their criminal endeavors. Author: Nicole Steinicke, Editor, World of Industries Attackers’ attempts to tamper with data can cause and are already causing untold damage. The IoT has many unprotected flanks, which means that every component needs to have its own appropriate safeguards. This requires fully secure and reliable channels over which components in factories can communicate with each other. Strategy for success: Wibu-Systems’ concept for protection, licensing, and security Wibu-Systems, a privately held company founded by engineers Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in 1989, is an innovative technology leader in the global software license lifecycle management market. Wibu-Systems offers CodeMeter, a complete package for protection, licensing, and security that fulfills all relevant standards and requirements. CodeMeter is its core product, available either as a dongle (CmDongle), device-bound license (CmAct- License), or cloud license (CmCloudLicense). CodeMeter’s components are integrated into software and back-office systems to guarantee a streamlined process. Nicole Steinicke, Editor-in-chief, met Oliver Winzenried at the exhibition IAMD Beijing, China and spoke to him about the future of protection, licensing, and security for the Internet of Things. 32 WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 2018 01 CodeMeter offers secure protection and effective license control for software and digital documents

, How is your China business developing, especially with regard to the mechanical and industrial engineering sector? Our China business is growing very well. Industrial automation is a driver for the integration of protection, licensing, and security capabilities. Last year, we saw a 40% increase in revenues in China. There is increasing demand for industrial automation technology, and industrial automation systems are more and more relying on software to deliver their functions. This requires security-by-design as well as geo-versatile and user-centric business models. Digitalization and Industrie 4.0 are hot topics nowadays. Which research projects have you joined that focus on these topics? 02 Oliver Winzenried, founder and CEO of Wibu-Systems, Karlsruhe, Germany In the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), security-by-design needs to be the benchmark for all components. This places particular priority on industrial grade design, the footprint of hardware and software, development support, and cross-brand cooperation as well as complete protection from the very first software layer. IoTcapable protections need to be physically and functionally scalable. Wibu-Systems offers CodeMeter, a complete package for protection, licensing, and security. The consistent and interoperable solution is fully scalable to match any job and application. But how can companies equip themselves for the connected future ahead? Oliver Winzenried discusses the requirements and challenges and shows how companies can look forward to lasting success in the new world of the Internet of Things. What did you exhibit at this year’s IAMD Beijing? At IAMD Beijing we presented the new firmware features for CmA- SIC and all CmDongles, the new CmStick/B and /BMC, and some additional features in CodeMeter License Central, Protection Suite, and CmEmbedded. Our new CmStick/B and /BMC come in a onepiece-metal casing, designed for greater shifts in temperature and humidity, and are equipped with an integrated security controller. Intelligent device manufacturers can protect the integrity of their technical IP against piracy, reverse engineering, and tampering, all while monetizing their digital assets. IUNO, the German national reference project for IT security in Industrie 4.0, is meant to identify the threats and risks for smart factories and develop protective measures that manufacturers can implement. With our interdisciplinary R&D project, our purpose is to provide sustainable designs and methods that meet the special requirements of IT security in terms of the operation, scalability, robustness, and efficiency recommended for Industrie 4.0 processes. In this regard, we are active in two use cases: A prototype of a secure technology data marketplace, e.g. for 3D printing data, and the integration of secure hardware elements in OPC UA enabled RFID readers to protect M2M communications. The two demonstrations are the result of our cooperation with Balluff, a world-leading maker of sensor technology, and TRUMPF, a global technology leader in machine tools and lasers. We are active in several other Pan-European projects and continuing to strengthen our relations with China by being a contributing member of the Alliance Industrial Internet and cooperating with the Tongji University in Shanghai. Security leaks and cyber-attacks are raising the question about the awareness of the security situation in industry. What is your recommendation for manufacturers? Awareness is definitely increasing. Nevertheless, the additional cost for security mechanisms and their more complex operation and setup are slowing down implementation. Companies should consider the best practices and start by aiming for 80% improvement with a 20% immediate effort. Doing nothing and waiting for an incident is too risky. To find out more about sustainable solutions, please watch my video at You are talking about “4D Integration” with Wibu-Systems’ solutions. What is behind this term? Four-dimensional integration is the core foundation of CodeMeter to provide maximum interoperability. License containers: Our CmDongles with and without additional flash memory in many form factors, including industry-grade CmASIC, CmActLicenses, CmCloud, support for TPM and TEE like Intel SGX or ARM Trustzone. Devices: Support for small microcontrollers with CmMicro- Embedded, embedded systems, PLCs, PCs, servers to the cloud. Platforms: Wide OS and architecture support, e.g. for VxWorks, QNX, RTOS, Linux, Android, ... and X86, PPC, ARM processors. And last, but not least, business process integration with CodeMeter License Central connected to ERP (SAP), CRM (Salesforce), and e-commerce (Digital River) solutions. Photographs: ornaments fotolia, others Wibu-Systems WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 2018 33