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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Fröhlich

  • Teaching: Innovation Management, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Drives, Cyber Security
  • Research: Cyber Security for Industry and critical infrastructures




For appointments please contact the department office, Tanja Schreiner, Phone +49 (991) 3615-301

consulting time

by appointment only, please arrange appointments with Tanja Schreiner (Tel. 0991 3615-301)


Cyber Security - ProtectIT (institute)


Production / I40, Microcomputer Lab

core competencies

Cyber Security

  • risk analyses for machine builders
  • product audits according to IEC 62443-3-3 and IEC 62443-4-2
  • secure product development process according to IEC 62443-4-1
  • implementation of critical infrastructure protection (EPCIP)
  • security roadmap for automation suppliers, machine builders and production operations

Digital production / IIOT / Industry 4.0

  • production optimization based on production data: OEE improvement, predictive maintenance
  • lean management and digital production - human centric operations
  • edge computing vs. cloud computing
  • monitoring and anomaly detection: security, condition monitoring and intelligent diagnostics


Deggendorf Institute of Technology

  • Dean of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
  • formerly Director of ProtectIT Institute
  • professor for embedded system (since 2008)

Professional Career

  • Managing Director ProtectEM GmbH: cyber security for industry and critical infrastructures
  • CTO (Europe) Belden Inc., Director R&D Hirschmann Automation & Control GmbH: robust and secure network infrastructures for industry and automation systems, energy supply and intelligent traffics infrastructures
  • Managing Director Bartec GmbH: Safe and secure, weights and measures approved metering systems for oil & gas and the food industry, management of tanker fleets using global networking
  • Manager Business Unit HMI and IPC with Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: inustrial computers, human machine interfaces, safety systems
  • Product Manager IBM: Head of Open Control, pc based industrial automation


  • PHD thesis: safety of chemical / process plants (cooperation with TÜV Süd and Höchst) at Stuttgart University, Institute for Automation and Software Engineering (Dr.-Ing.)
  • Electrical Engineering studies (Dipl.-Ing.) at Stuttgart University