Securing Edge Devices and Data in IIoT

Securing Edge Devices and Data in Distributed Industrial Applications

In the last few months there has been a resurgence of interest in the Internet of Things, suggesting that the era for building distributed big data industrial applications has at last dawned. Power companies are working hard to build the Smart Grid by melding IT technology with electricity services. Oil companies are integrating their machinery into digital oil fields. Photovoltaic technology is being developed as a consumer product, to integrate with the Smart Grid centralized solar farms, and distributed residential solar stations, etc..

Yet each of these future systems faces one significant challenge: data security, not just for user-space input/output, but for protection of low-level OS integrity—including the boot loader and BIOS—as well.

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