Industry 4.0

Customers are using your products to ‘digitally transform’ their factories and industrial plants, installing thousands of devices to connect their systems to networks and reap the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Whether it’s smart pumps and motors or smart SCADA, how do you help your customers protect their investment from cyber attack? If a hacker infiltrates the network, do your customers know how to identify, recover and remediate? Can you assure them that your devices know what to do in the case of an attack? As a trusted supplier are you ready for when your devices to be compromised, the legal disclosures required, and the aftermath of a successful breach.

As the supplier of connected devices for Industry 4.0, this is where it’s vital for you to:

• Educate your customer’s management on vulnerabilities and how to deal with them

• Ensure proper device authentication and management to distinguish genuine and rogue devices (and ‘kill’ a device if necessary)

• Help contain failures, attacks, even if your devices are part of a multi-vendor system

• Enable you to provide timely secure updates to remediate after an attack

If you’ve spent significant research and development resources to create and deliver sophisticated IoT products, then protecting your intellectual property with the right embedded security and life cycle management can help mitigate the costs associated with recovering from an attack at your customer’s facility when it happens.

To find out more about building security into your product development from the start, [click here].