Secure and Flexible Deployment of Industrial Applications inside Cloud-Based Environments
Future industrial production systems following the paradigms of Industrie 4.0 will be reconfigured frequently and new system configurations will be deployed automatically as part of the engineering processes. In order to keep pace with this requirement of increased flexibility, it will be needed to achieve the adequate security levels in an automated way and to reduce the current static procedures and manual efforts as much as possible. Therefore, a modelling of all security-related functionalities and capabilities is mandatory. This paper further describes an approach for such a modelling based on the IEC 62443 security standard and an implementation of an automated deployment of components inside an industrial environment established with the OASIS Tosca and Ansible tools. The first results of the whole tool chain are evaluated with a real-world use case of software deployment in a suitable lab environment.