Cyber security

Cyber security

There are several aspects to secure communication that are important for machine networks to be ready and suitable for Industry 4.0. Technicians who work in networked production environments, such as mechatronics engineers, industrial electronics engineers as well as IT specialists, are fully prepared for their tasks in networks and cyber security thanks to our learning system NetLab.

NetLab

Our modular learning concept NetLab combines hardware and software components with courseware, thus integrating the teaching of IT networks and cyber security into the training programs for I4.0. With NetLab, complex topics such as local and remote access for maintenance purposes, Ethernet, switching, routing, encryption, VPN and virtual LAN can be taught clearly and easily.

NetLab offers a complete and valuable training solution that facilitates efficient learning. Based on EduTrainer®‘Network and Security’, the new course content can be combined with the existing options CP Lab, MPS®and CP Factory and other standard products.

A modular and universal concept

The EduTrainer®‘Network and Security’ is the core component of NetLab packages. It is based on the EduTrainer Universal to fit in A4 and ER mounting frames and can thus be used in combination with other PLC modules and in the learning environments CP Lab, CP Factory and MPS®203 I4.0.

Practical courseware

The courseware developed for NetLab offers content on the topics of networking and security for teaching in classrooms. It is based on detailed, practical exercises that are supplemented by information on the fundamentals of networks and device-specific information. Ready-made setups and sample solutions optimise work and teaching in the laboratory.

Industrial components

EduTrainer®‘Network and Security’ contains two industrial SCALANCE network components from Siemens: a VPN-capable firewall router (S615) and a managed industrial Ethernet switch (XC208). In addition, the SINEMA Remote Connect Server (virtual application installed on a PC server) can be used in secure scenarios for remote access with the NetLab Remote Access Package.

EduTrainer

NetLab Twin Package

The NetLab Twin Package for one or two places or team meetings includes a wide range of training topics on cyber security.

Components

EduTrainer Universal

(2×)

Siemens Scalance S615

  • LAN router for protecting networks and systems in a production environment
  • VPN and firewall functions
  • Translation (NAT/NAPT) of the network address (port)
  • SINEMA Remote Connect Server
  • Five-port switch
  • Digital input (1×), digital output (1×)

Siemens Scalance XC208

  • Manageable Layer 2 IE switch
  • 8×10/100 Mbit/s RJ45 ports
  • Control desk port (1×)

Learning topics

Fundamentals of networking

  • Ethernet technology
  • Package-based communication
  • Addressing schemes
  • Switching
  • Routing
  • Layered communication systems

High level of availability

  • Loop detection
  • Redundancy
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
  • Ring configurations
  • Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP)
  • High-Speed Redundancy Protocol (HRP)
  • Prioritised switching and Quality of Service (QoS)

Network separation

  • Routing scenarios
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • VLAN in networks
  • Firewalls
  • Access control
  • Introduction to encryption
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

EduTrainer Remote Access Package

NetLab Remote Access Package

The NetLab Remote Access Package is based on the SINEMA Remote Connect Server with a virtual application installed on a PC. It contains the technology for scalable, secure communication between maintenance technicians and production systems using a central access control system.

Components

EduTrainer Universal

(1×)

Siemens Scalance S615

  • LAN router for protecting networks and systems in a production environment
  • VPN and firewall functions
  • Translation (NAT/NAPT) of the network address (port)
  • SINEMA Remote Connect Server
  • Five-port switch
  • Digital input (1×), digital output (1×)

Siemens Scalance XC208

  • Manageable Layer 2 IE switch
  • 8×10/100 Mbit/s RJ45 ports
  • Control desk port (1×)

SINEMA Remote Connect Server

  • Application installed on a PC
  • Provides VPN-based connections (OpenVPN and IPsec)
  • Group-based user and device management
  • Certificate management

Learning topics

Remote access

  • Principles of authentication
  • Password protection
  • Digital certificates
  • Remote access
  • User and device management
  • Server-based access control