Secure digital identities enable the digital parts and components to recognize, trust and communicate with each other.
Big data and manufacturing go hand in hand. Digital parts and components on the manufacturing floor enable data collection, perform predictive analytics and drive artificial intelligence. They are an essential point of the digital supply chain network for developing and delivering products, making the industry more efficient and data-driven. This level of visibility in data allows manufacturers to experience rapid value creation and boost productivity.
However, with the increasing number of digital components and devices, there are more digital networks and surfaces for attacks. Some examples of attacks are device hacking, a security breach in the enterprise environment, and attacks on IoT infrastructure.
A robust digital identity for components and devices enables them to authenticate themselves when connecting with other systems, as well as prevent tampering. It also helps to track the devices and components throughout their lifecycle and to communicate securely.