Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT

The digitization and networking of production systems offers enormous growth potential for companies
and will become increasingly important in the coming years. The resulting shift from closed to open
cyber-physical systems means that production systems are also increasingly becoming the target of
cyberattacks, which often cause considerable damage to the companies affected. In most cases, it is
already difficult for companies to record their production systems and assess them in terms of cyber
risks. Although there are standards and recommendations that address cyber security for production
systems, these are either too general or overwhelm companies due to their extent. Therefore, the goal
of this thesis is to systematically capture and assess cyber risks.

Your tasks

  • Research on existing cyber risks to manufacturing companies
  • Development and validation of new methods to identify cyber
  • Evaluation and documentation of the results

Our requirements

  • You are studying industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, physics or a comparable subject
  • A high degree of initiative, a structured way of working, and motivation for the topic
  • Good language skills in German and/ or English

Your benefits

  • Ideal conditions for practical experience alongside studies
  • Collaboration in a dedicated team
  • Participation in future-oriented problems in applied research
  • Excellent equipment of machines and devices

Notice: You can write your project work or thesis with us immediately and in direct cooperation with
the Chair of Metrology and Quality Management. According to the guidelines of the RWTH Aachen
University, the internship is preferably to be completed at a manufacturing company and can only take
place with us in exceptional cases.

We look forward to receiving your application
Alexander Kreppein
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT
Steinbachstraße 17, 52074 Aachen

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