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Learning Lab Cybersecurity

Demonstration | Threat scenario

This demonstrator scans the network for OPC UA servers and displays supported security protocols. A threat scenario arises in case of insecure configuration that allows access to the machines.


  • OPC UA Server on a single board computer
  • Netbook als OPC UA Client

Benefit | Further training possibility

As part of a training course, the demonstrator can show security gaps when connecting to OPC UA servers. The focus is on the security of industrial machines and plants.

Research Purpose

The demonstrator was completely developed by the Fraunhofer team within a few hours as part of FactoryHack 2017. The major event in March 2017 was aimed at young technology enthusiasts, who demonstrated their hardware and software skills over 72 hours at the SmartFactoryOWL.