Security of Industrial Networks

Tips on How to Ramp Up the Security of Industrial Networks

It is inevitable that the adoption of the Industrial IoT (IIoT) is going to continue to grow, facilitating more and more devices to be connected to networks. The momentum driving this trend is a strong desire from asset owners to enhance operational efficiency. However, achieving enhanced operational efficiency is not without problems. It is forcing asset owners to start to give serious consideration to the dangers posed by cybersecurity threats.

Every device that is added to a network creates a potential weak point or vulnerability by providing attackers with a possible entry point to the network. The importance that companies and even governments are starting to place on cybersecurity is hard to overestimate. In July 2016, the European Parliament1 published guidelines that should be adhered to in order to prevent cyber attacks. Asset owners are united in their demands for cybersecurity solutions that allow them to deploy secure devices and networks for industrial applications.
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