Our Services

Thanks to the collaboration between the “Security & Privacy” research group (HoWest) and the industrial automation expertise center “XiaK” (UGent), IC4 can draw on a broad expertise and many years of experience in the field of industrial cyber security. This allows us to offer the necessary support to ensure that new technological evolutions quickly translate to industrial progress.


Applied research in collaboration with industry, the result of which are immediately valorisable.


Tailored training courses on industrial standards, cyber security and control systems.


Sessions to create awareness of industrial cyber security through live demonstrations.


We provide advice for all your questions about industrial systems and their security. Both technically, policy-wise or with a specific focus on achieving standards.

Test facility

Thanks to our unique industrial testing facility, company-specific use-cases can be replicated and technical solutions can be carried out without any risk.


Our IC4 researchers have given countless lectures and workshops on various national and international events.

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Current Trainings


Beckhoff CVE-2019-16871

Windows Remote Code Execution via TwinCAT AMS/ADS This is a writeup of a technical protocol analysis of TwinCAT. TwinCAT allows remote...

MB Connect

MB Connect Line hard- and software investigated Intro While the awareness for cyber security in the ICT world has leapt forward in ...

Fortigate 2019

Een kwetsbaarheid met grote gevolgen voor veel bedrijven Fortinet wordt enorm veel gebruikt als Firewall en VPN server in België. ...

De IXrouter onder de loep

Abstract IXON is een bouwer van Industrial IoT hardware, en specifiek Secure Remote Access op netwerk niveau.Hiervoor wordt zowel de hardw...

Our partners

These companies act as our sounding board. Each company contributes and guides our research through own experience and expertise. The first valorization of research results will also be prioritized for this group of companies.