Rethinking Cybersecurity for the IIoT: Integrated, Automated and Adaptable – 2020-01-12 – Page 1 – RFID Journal
Roughly 50 percent of industrial assets will be connected to some sort of network or Internet-based data-collection system by 2020, according to a report from IoT Analytics. While IT and OT traditionally operated in two separate worlds, the rapid convergence of the two is opening up cybersecurity gaps in manufacturing organizations. Because many OT systems were never designed for remote or Web access, not all connectivity exposures were considered.
As IoT and OT devices are increasingly being connected to OT environments, organizations are being exposed to attacks because these devices usually don’t come with well-maintained or strong embedded security features. This is a major security challenge and operational risk that the manufacturing industry will need to address in 2020.