Informational Technology and Operational Technology merge
Smart factories, smart grids, smart cities… a new world arises, where things communicate to each other. And enable a faster, more efficient, more convenient and safer way of living in general, and manufacturing in detail.
The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is irrevocable. For good reasons. In the industrial world for example it helps to minimize machine downtimes, speed up processes, reduce operational costs and create competitive advantages. This became possible due to new technologies such as connecting networks, edge devices, machine learning and cloud technologies.
Along with these tremendous advantages there are also challenges to cope with. As always. In the past, managers and experts dealt with two separate silos: The Operational Technology (OT), like manufacturing machines, and the Informational Technology (IT). Now in the era of IoT these technologies merge. What had to be taken care of only in the IT world before, now has to be taken care of in the OT world as well. We are talking about Cyber Security.
The risk of breaches and threats are severe and occurrence of cybersecurity incidents is bound to have an increasing rate. This is why Reply has developed an IoT Security Lab, that helps to demonstrate and test possible attacks in order to support the ability to quickly react to security issues and reduce risks of production outages.
Get an understanding of IoT value chain and the potential security risks in this environments. See and unterstand how a typical attack is executed but also get an overview of the different security measures to protect your environment.
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