SUSI kick-off event - start in the it's OWL project for the development of a software-based support for security risk assessments in industry

Prof. Dr. Henning Trsek and Prof. Dr. Markus Lange-Hegermann from inIT welcomed the participants of the SUSI project. The kick-off meeting of the project "Software-based support of security risk assessments in industry", SUSI for short, funded by the NRW Ministry for Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy, took place on 15.05.2023 at Weidmüller GmbH & Co KG in Detmold.

Employees of inIT and the project partners Weidmüller GmbH & Co KG, GmbH and Comma Soft AG are pleased about the start of the project. © Hendrik Fahrenwald (it's OWL Clustermanagement GmbH)

Security is becoming increasingly relevant for the secure and resilient operation of industrial production facilities, as attacks with malware, for example, pose an existential threat to companies. An important key element in the area of security is security evaluations based on a risk assessment to identify, evaluate and assess all threats, vulnerabilities and resulting risks. Through subsequent risk mitigation, risks can be specifically reduced to an acceptable residual risk.

However, current analyses and certifications in the area of security are very time and resource consuming, as they have so far been carried out manually by experts. In the it's OWL project SUSI, a software and machine learning-based support of risk assessments for industrial production facilities is therefore to be developed in order to increase the degree of automation and relieve experts of routine tasks. The inIT and the project partners Weidmüller GmbH & Co KG, GmbH and Comma Soft AG see great potential here.