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IT Availability Risks in Smart Factory Networks : Analyzing the Effects of IT Threats on Production Processes Using Petri Nets

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Berger, Stephan ; van Dun, Christopher ; Häckel, Björn:
IT Availability Risks in Smart Factory Networks : Analyzing the Effects of IT Threats on Production Processes Using Petri Nets.
In: Information Systems Frontiers. (January 2022) .
ISSN 1572-9419
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10796-022-10243-y

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Project's official titleProject's id
Projektgruppe WI IT-Sicherheit und DatenschutzNo information
Projektgruppe WI IT-gestütztes FinanzmanagementNo information

Abstract in another language

In manufacturing, concepts like the Internet of Things or Cyber-physical Systems accelerate the development from traditional production facilities towards smart factories. Thereby, emerging digital technologies increasingly connect information networks with production processes, forming complex smart factory networks (SFNs). Due to their reliance on information flows and the high degree of cross-linking, these networks are, in particular, vulnerable to IT availability risks caused by attacks and errors. Hence, we present a modelling approach for enabling organizational stakeholders in the areas of IT system architecture, IT security, risk management, and production to simulate the effects of IT threats on production processes. Based on Petri Nets, we provide modular SFN components for (1) modelling (existing) SFN architectures, and (2) for simulating stochastic attack and error propagation. With this, we support the analysis and comparison of different SFN architectures regarding spreading effects, availability of information and production components, and associated effects on productivity. Our approach enables and serves as a foundation for decision support on SFN layouts from a risk perspective and the derivation of IT security mitigation measures in both research and practice. We evaluate our artefact by implementing and applying a software prototype in artificial and real-life settings.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Smart Factory Network; Information Network; Production Network; IT Availability Risks; Attack Propagation; Petri Nets
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Fraunhofer Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > FIM Research Center Finance & Information Management
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2022 11:56
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2022 11:56
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/68560