Securing the Industrial Internet of Things
The rapid deployment of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) infrastructure has provided an attractive platform for targeted cyber attacks. IIoT security should therefore be viewed as a primary design goal, rather than a tertiary afterthought. To be sure, IIoT operators increasingly expect their devices to be protected out-of-the-box, whether on the factory floor, in an electrical substation or a water treatment plant. However, IIoT device OEMs and service providers need to be assured that securing the IIoT is not an insurmountable goal that negatively impacts routine operations, time to market or profitability. As such, industrial IoT devices should be protected by a turnkey security solution that can be easily implemented, maintained and upgraded to meet the evolving challenges of a dynamic threat landscape.