One of the unavoidable issues of the connected Industrial Internet of Things is security. Though critically important, effective cybersecurity is not an insurmountable goal. Knowing and employing the basic principles of cybersecurity are all that’s required.
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This week, Bedrock Automation announced the availability of its Universal Control System that uses advanced semiconductor technology to deliver a high-speed, scalable, and inherently secure system. This new design has the potential to disrupt the industrial controls market.
Painting a pretty harrowing picture of the cyber landscape that the world’s networks must contend with, Intel Security’s Raj Samani nonetheless insisted that it’s vital to business to stay on track with the Industrial Internet of Things.
Cyber security is about more than hackers or terrorists, who account for only 10 percent of known IT network incidents. Cyber security is also about making a facility more reliable and reducing network downtime to improve productivity. This look at defense-in-depth cyber security has a special focus on electrical substations, but offers lessons for all industries.
The company-- rooted in process control system configuration management-- is leveraging its unique ability to identify changes at the engineering core to thwart malicious industrial control system attacks.