The aim of the project "Agile solutions for automated production machines using communication security" (ALPAKA) is to lay important technical foundations for secure communication in distributed (Industrial) Internet of Things (I)IoT architectures by examining existing solutions and developing new, manufacturer-independent approaches. These are intended to benefit SMEs in particular. The overall functionality of computer systems is primarily characterized by a large number of different software and hardware components. To ensure and harden the integrity and trust position between the individual components, the project consortium is developing a hardware-based network card that will serve as a trust anchor for tamper protection and the protection of integrity in communication. Furthermore, the ALPAKA project is developing a uniform and strong security concept, corresponding mechanisms for verifying hardware integrity and methods for checking the security of the hardware security anchor. The solutions developed will be brought together in a joint demonstration environment which, in addition to evaluation, will also serve to illustrate the results at trade fairs and workshops for a wide range of users.
- Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) GmbH, Kaiserslautern
- NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH, Hamburg
- Technische-Universität Berlin
- PHYSEC GmbH, Bochum
- Institut für Angewandte Informatik (InfAI) e. V., Leipzig
- Bitaggregat GmbH, Leipzig
- Fraunhofer AISEC, Garching bei München