Machine Security, IoT & Edge Computing
Industry 4.0 connects IT with OT, thereby bringing together two worlds that were previously completely separate. Connected sensors, machines and plants in Industry 4.0 ecosystems increase the complexity and provide new opportunities for cyber criminals to launch attacks. This leads to a higher risk of system failures or even outages.
According to recent surveys and reports, inadequately protected network components and insufficiently secured interfaces to the Internet and the corporate network are considered to be the biggest risks for cyber attacks.Older generations of plants in particular are extremely exposed to malware infections and become an open door for blackmailing via Trojans, ransomware, or attacks via remote access.