ISCS – Industrial Security Consulting Service

Machine manufacturers and operators can only achieve comprehensive machinery safety with Industrial Security measures. These protect your machinery against cyber attacks, misuse by operators or manipulation, and are required by the Machinery Regulation for CE compliance. But how great is the risk of attacks to individual machinery, what might be the effects on health and safety at work and productivity, and which measures are sensible for reducing security vulnerabilities?
This is exactly where the Industrial Security Consulting Service from Pilz comes in: We analyse your risk with regard to security vulnerabilities on the machine, assess the individual hazard and likelihood of occurrence by levels, put together appropriate solution steps and check the measures taken. The ISCS helps to increase Cyber Security and makes sure that you correctly implement normative and legal specifications and are able to mitigate and avoid security incidents on the machine.

Four steps to a secure machine in accordance with Industrial Security:

The Industrial Security Consulting Service is made up of four modules that build on one another. After performing the individual steps, a regular re-evaluation of the Industrial Security status of the machinery is required in accordance with the moving target principle, in order to continuously counteract the latest cyber attack methods or vulnerabilities.

Benefits to you:

  • Identification of potential risks and vulnerabilities
  • Protection and strengthening against cyber attacks or incidents that stop production
  • Increase employee safety, cyber security and machine availability
  • Check risk-reducing measures for correct implementation
  • Verifiable protection of the machinery in accordance with Industrial Security requirements
  • Important component of the EC Declaration of Conformity

The four steps of the ISCS

Benefits to you

1. Protection requirements analysis

  • Identify the applicable standards and regulations
  • Determine the limits of the system under consideration
  • Identify the protection objectives of each of the system’s assets, based on the expected level of damage if confidentiality, integrity or availability is lost


  • Assess threat awareness

2. Industrial Security risk analysis

  • Identify every risk for each asset within each life phase of the system, with regard to the considered protection goals
  • Analyse existing risk-reducing measures and their effect
  • Recommended approach for reducing risk
  • Document the vulnerabilities and the relevant hazard


  • Estimate the extent of the risk and need for action

3. Industrial Security concept

  • Determine the security level for each system section
  • Define and specify potential countermeasures
  • Consider availability and productivity   
  • Detailed assignment of security measures to identified risks
  • Create rules and guidelines for reducing the risk over the whole machine lifecycle
  • Document the requirements and implementation recommendations


  • Ability to plan countermeasures

4. Industrial Security system verification

  • Check the effectiveness of the measures implemented  
  • Produce a test report with information about the results and possible non-compliances
  • Review the documentation of the organisational measures
  • Liability protection due to compliance with relevant security requirements
  • Increase employee protection
  • Increase plant availability
  • Save costs by defending against cyber attacks
  • Image is protected thanks to effective preventative measures taken


Industrial Security portfolio - Secure machinery, step-by-step

Head office

Pilz Australia Safe Automation
Unit 1, 12-14 Miles Street
Mulgrave, Melbourne, Victoria 3170

Telephone: +61 3 9560 0621 / 1300 723 334


Telephone: +61 3 9560 0621