SecIndustry 2022

1st Workshop on Cybersecurity in Industry 4.0 (SecIndustry 2022)

to be held in conjunction with the 17th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security

(ARES 2022 –

August 23 – August 26, 2022

The fourth industrial (Industry 4.0) revolution represents a shift in technology and thinking about value-adding processes. It includes several critical infrastructures, which are needed to make the different technologies come together to create better products, more effective and efficient production processes. It is therefore important to improve the understanding of formal models for adversary placement and interaction in distributed cyber-physical systems. it is also important to look at the human side of security when doing digital transformation. Innovation to better understanding of fast learning with the use of laboratories, catapult centres and learning factories to real life problems is essential. Using the mini-production lines of Manufacturing Technology Catapult Center (MTNC) and the production lines, called learning factory for simulation and testing and setting up these laboratory production lines as equals to real production lines will give unprecedented insights into the various testing mechanisms and a better understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities of Industry 4.0 production lines.

The key technologies that boost Industry 4.0 are the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G Beyond, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud computing, Machine learning, Security, Big Data, Blockchain, Deep learning, Digitalization, digital twins, Cyber-physical system (CPS), advanced analytics, robotics, and cognitive computing. These technologies can expand the attack surface of industry 4.0. Furthermore, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) are being integrated, a new range of security issues can also arise which requires the defence of both IT and OT.

The workshop on cybersecurity in Industry 4.0 will provide a discussion platform for researchers in the field and an opportunity to share novel research on the topic.

Supported by the Center for Research-based Innovation (SFI) Norwegian Center for Cybersecurity in Critical Sectors (NORCICS)

Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to

Cybersecurity in Industry 4.0
Cybersecurity for 5G-enbaled industrial IoT
Digital twins for enhancing cybersecurity in Industry 4.0
Data analytics security
Security assurance in Industry 4.0
Cybersecurity for information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT)
Combining actual simulation and testing with continuing education
Demonstrating the possibilities in 5G and the results in an industrial setting with multiple threats and multi-actor operations.
5G Sim Card security for IoT based Industry 4.0
Tests of different mechanisms to monitor and protect digital twin configurations of cyber-physical systems

Improving the understanding of how organizations and high-performance teams in times of crisis and how to standardize work processes to minimize risk.
Modules for continuing education and training based on master’s in industrial innovation and secure digitalization (MINDS)
Use cases for a collaborative effort involving stakeholders and for testing functionality
Demonstration cases through a collaborative effort involving stakeholders
Demonstration cases describe how and where the use cases are to be tested in practice
Domain specific knowledge and set ups for the laboratory production lines equal to real production lines
5G Beyond Security in Industry 4.0
Dynamic Risk Assessment for Industry 4.0

Important Dates
Submission Deadline April 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
Author Notification May 19, 2022 June 05, 2022
Proceedings Version June 19, 2022
ARES EU Symposium August 23, 2022
ARES Conference August 23 – August 26, 2022
Workshop Chair

Habtamu Abie
Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

Halvor Holtskog
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Sokratis Katsikas
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Program Committee 2022 (tentative)

Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
Shaukat Ali, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy
Matthias Eckhart, SBA Research, Austria
Katrin Franke, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Vasileios Gkioulos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Dieter Gollmann, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP Research, Germany
Basel Katt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Ijlal Loutfi, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
Fabio Martinelli, IIT-CNR, Italy
Rudolf Mayer, SBA Research, Austria
Christian Omlin, University of Agder, Norway
Sandeep Pirbhulal, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
Reijo Savola, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Ankur Shukla, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Stephen Wolthusen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus, Greece

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at