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OT Security

OT Security  

Seminare 2 SWS / 5 ECTS
Veranstalter: Fabian Franzen
Zeit und Ort:

Kick-off Meeting: Wednesday, 29.01.2020, 10.00 - 10.30 a.m.  at Room 01.08.033: slides

Presentations: Wednesday, 08 July 2020 from 10.00 h till 16.00 h

                            Thursday, 09 July 2020 from 10.00 h till 16.00 h

Location:             AISEC ( Room Claude E. Shannon)



Michael Heinl


Operational Technology (OT) is a widely used term for software and hardware used to interoperate with physical devices such as engines, thermostats, pumps, valves, and similar devices. In the course of the fourth industrial revolution, corporations are increasingly dependent on OT to successfully fulfill their mission. Attacks on those systems and the networks incorporating them are therefore constantly on the rise. Due to their capability to physically interact with their environment, the impact of such an attack can even be potentially hazardous. Although especially discussed in the context for the so-called "Industrie 4.0", the employment of OT is not limited to manufacturing. Rather, sectors like energy, water supply, transportation, and science are affected as well.

This seminar deals with various security aspects of OT and their implications. The format is intended to represent an academic conference including paper writing, submission, review, revision, and presentation.


Possible topics include:

* Differences and Challenges of IT/OT

* Current State and Recent Developments of Security in OT

* A Survey on Industrial Security Management Guidelines for SMEs

* A Survey on Risk Analysis Methodologies Suitable for OT in SMEs

* Industrial Security Maturity Model for SMEs

* Intrusion Detection in OT Environments

* Digital Forensics and Incident Response in OT Environments

* The Role of OT in the Context of Critical Infrastructure Protection

* Infiltration and Exfiltration Techniques for Air-Gapped OT Environments

* Analysis of and Mitigation Strategies for Real World OT Security Incidents


Objectives of the seminar:

* Know and understand different aspects of OT security

* Prepare and write a scientific paper in LaTeX (English; 8-10 pages LNCS + list of references)

* Present the topic (German/English; 30 minutes + 15 minutes discussion)