Security by Design – Improving IoT security at the point of manufacture.
Given the interconnected nature of the industry, cyberattacks can be far more extensive than before and manufacturers and supply networks need to be prepared.
Digital industrial platforms act as both innovation and transaction platforms – allowing for collection and analysis of data from a range of assets and devices. The data could then be made available to an ecosystem of third party companies to build consumer or product niches, while transforming their manufacturing business model- the result being further smart applications and services.
A combination of technologies such as cloud computing, edge computing, big data analytics and artificial intelligence form the emergence of digital industrial platforms that in turn, drive the advancement of the Industrial Internet of Things (also referred to as Industry 4.0).
Data will play a key role in the transformation of manufacturing, although it presents significant challenges in terms of security. Industrial IoT requires a continuous chain of trust whilst providing an adequate level of security without restricting the capability to exchange data and information.