Discover secure Industry 4.0 at CeBIT 2017
Digitisation gives private businesses and public authorities the opportunity to shape internal workflows more efficiently, to cut costs considerably and to develop new offers for citizens as well as business models. But for the digital transformation to be successful, electronic data, information and identities must be protected. At this year's CeBIT, Bundesdruckerei explained how this task can be successfully mastered.
Industry 4.0 at your fingertips
Strong IT security is essential for the success of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It ensures that connected production components, control systems or remote maintenance applications are perfectly protected.
For the majority of German companies, IT security is clearly more important than speedy digital transformation. 74 percent of these companies do not want to push ahead with digitisation at the expense of IT security (source: Study on IT security within the scope of digitisation - available in German only).
CeBIT production site
The centrepiece was ID MiniFab that vividly demonstrated how Industry 4.0 processes interact and how they can be secured.
Complete with robots, conveyor belts, suction systems, rolls and milling machines, the system produced a CeBIT booklet. It cut the pages to size, integrated the plastic card, attached the flap and bound everything together to produce one booklet. All of its components were connected to each other and could communicate with each other independently.
Grouped around the ID MiniFab system were four solution islands dedicated to the main security aspects of Industry 4.0 applications.
ID MiniFab – Cost-efficient production of security documents
ID MiniFab integrates the advantages of Industry 4.0 in official document production. It enables fully automated production of all passport variants in mixed mode without any retrofitting or downtimes. This mini factory produces ID3 documents in single pieces 'on-demand', i.e. batch size of 1, in outstanding quality. It works at high speed with short throughput times.
Bdrive – High-security cloud solution for Industry 4.0
Cloud computing is a matter of trust that requires a high level of IT security. Bdrive introduces a new standard for security and confidentiality in the cloud. This cloud storage solution combines a new security concept (RAIC) with advanced identity management that also enables multi-level authentication methods. With 'security by design' in mind, the focus is not only on high security requirements but also on user friendliness.
The software uses the RAIC (Redundant Array of Independent Clouds) security concept for the first time. This concept is based on the RAID principle used in data storage. Bdrive encrypts the file to be stored at the client computer end, generates individual data packages and then distributes these to several, usually five, commercial cloud storage services. When the data is accessed, the individual fragments are combined again to form the original file. Since the data is stored in redundant form, no data is lost, not even if several storage services fail.
CeBIT: Find out all about Bdrive
Explanatory videos, presentations and live demonstrations provided visitors with comprehensive information about Bundesdruckerei's new storage solution.
Using augmented reality approaches, visitors were able to experience Bdrive from the perspective of the administrator who always knows precisely who is accessing data, where and with which device. The administrator can also define various rights and access rights.
Application scenarios with ID MiniFab highlighted how Bdrive benefits Industry 4.0 applications. This cloud storage solution enables single-piece production jobs that can be sent to the mini factory from distributed sites. First of all, the sites send their orders with content, format and cover design to Bdrive which is directly connected to ID MiniFab. Once ID MiniFab proves its object identity, it collects the production data and begins producing the booklets. The mini factory regularly updates status reports in Bdrive so that the sites can always see how far production has progressed.
GoID – Secure identification
In today's digital age, access, not just to data, systems and networks but also to internal and external communications must be protected in the best possible way. Secure digital identities have a central role to play here.
The GoID system stands for comprehensive protection for your company's assets and your know-how. The solution secures all corporate applications with a view to secure authentication, encryption, digital signatures and access management.
GoID includes a high-security card with an integrated crypto-chip and fingerprint sensor. The card can be combined with other solutions from Bundesdruckerei to form one overall system. These include visitor management, identity verification as well as solutions to protect data, access, communication and infrastructures.
GoID – Applications at CeBIT
GoID was used in various ways throughout the booth and formed a binding element.
The focus was on secure identification for Industry 4.0 applications at ID MiniFab. Bundesdruckerei's mini factory was operated from tablets or special security laptops. Print jobs for the CeBIT booklet were generated here or remote maintenance was released. None of this was possible, however, unless the operator previously authenticated themselves on a reader with their GoID card.
A maintenance job was also be demonstrated directly on ID MiniFab. The GoID card served as the means of authentication at a service door of the mini factory. In order to check the identity, the fingerprint and facial image were captured and compared on the card where all the data remained during the entire procedure.
eIDAS – New potential for electronic communications
The EU's new regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions (eIDAS) is paving the way for the digital internal market. It enables trusted electronic transactions and interaction throughout the EU. Existing procedures have been simplified and new tools established, such as remote electronic signatures. This means that documents can now be signed electronically without a signature card and reader, and remotely, for instance, using a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet. At this year's CeBIT, Bundesdruckerei showed how the remote signature works in practical application and what other opportunities are arising thanks to eIDAS.
Bundesdruckerei – Your trusted partner for digitisation
Those who wish to make use of the opportunities offered by digitisation need sustainable protection for their assets and hence for all data, infrastructures and communication channels. This is where Bundesdruckerei is helping private companies, public authorities and governments with a holistic security concept – from consulting to innovative products and solutions, right through to maintenance and operation. Competence and trust are rooted in a long tradition of security printing, the company's own practical experience during its digitisation and high innovative capability. Bundesdruckerei has, for instance, around 3,200 national and international patents and patent applications, more than 300 inventors are actively working on new solutions and systems for our customers. Bundesdruckerei has transformed itself successfully into a supplier of IT security solutions 'Made in Germany'.