Industrial Cybersecurity – Success factor for Africa's digital transformation

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July 5, 2022,

15:00 GMT +1 (16:00 CEST)

Hybrid event

In cooperation with ENSET (Mohammedia)

Industrial Cybersecurity –

Success factor for Africa’s digital transformation

Target group

The seminar is aimed to the management and IT/OT managers of manufacturers and users of intelligent networked production systems as well as plant and operations managers, division managers,  responsible and senior production employees, especially from the areas of production IT, production planning, corporate strategy/development, logistics, maintenance and robotics & automation.

As well as for students of the relevant study courses

Due to the increasing networking of production systems with cloud and internet services in industrial control systems, not only the operators of ICS systems, but also increasingly the plant engineers, system integrators and component manufacturers are confronted with cyber security threats. As the various cyber attacks in operational practice show, such hacks can cause massive security problems and high economic damage. The reputation of manufacturers and operators also suffers great damage. In the area of critical infrastructures, a professional cyber security strategy is therefore a prerequisite for sustainable business success.

In this seminar “Industrial Cyber Security “, challenges, strategies and concepts as well as best-practice approaches for ensuring cyber security in the area of manufacturing industry will be addressed. Solution approaches at component and system level as well as in corporate and operational management will be presented.

In the area of critical infrastructures, a professional cyber security strategy is therefore a prerequisite for sustainable business success.


15:00 GMT +1

16:00 CEST

Welcome and introduction at ENSET Mohammedia:

Dr. Sarah Kunkel – Project Manager – Competence Center on Automation




Prof. Omar Bouattane – Director ENSET Mohammedia



Cybersecurity – why does it need to be holistic?

The new paradigm of “software first” is leading to a change in the value chain, whereby hardware loses value if it is not updated via firmware.

This goes hand in hand with an unprecedented increase in cybersecurity issues.

This presentation will provide an overview of the cross-industry challenges and summarize best practices.

Finally, an outlook on future developments will be given.

Yvon-Laurent Lusseault – Lead Strategic Marketing Manager Business Strategy

Lecture 1:

Cybersecurity Strategies & Audits

How to conduct Audits to develop strategies and measures that enhance cyber resilience in organizations.

Alen Avdic – Founder and CEO of the software company Tectag

Lecture 2: 

Safety & Security by Design

Processes, methods and tools for identifying threats and weaknesses, evaluating risks and developing protective mechanisms.

Thorsten Koch – Fraunhofer IEM

Lecture 3:

Industrial Security Lifecycle and Network Design

Overview of current threats in industrial cybersecurity, an approach to secure network design and exemplary description of a plant’s security lifecycle.

Mathis Mohr – PHOENIX CONTACT Deutschland GmbH

Closing remarks & discussion


Dr. Sarah Kunkel

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