Robust data security in the cloud enables the manufacturing and IoT sector to offer efficiency, scalability, flexibility, and productivity.
The internet of things (IoT) influences our daily lives, and smart devices are connected everywhere. These connections span across smart devices, smart systems, to smart manufacturing plants. Equally, the industrial IoT (IIoT) is becoming essential in enabling industry 4.0.
All these smart applications generate a massive amount of data,necessitating the requirement of integrating cloud technology for data processing and storage. Cloud-based operations enable manufacturers to expand their business, drive innovation and connect everything to everyone.
However, just like the cloud size, the attack surfaces are also expanding. Due to many interconnected points between the systems and devices as well as the constant data exchange with the cloud, attackers can target cloud data causing data loss, breaches, and device tampering, for example. This requires the manufacturing & IoT sector to have strong cloud data security.
Cloud data security can be achieved with various methods that allow users to control their sensitive data entirely or partially when data is at rest or in motion.