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Securing IIoT: No Easy Solutions

Securing IIoT: No Easy Solutions

An article by John Johnson on the difficulty of managing IIoT, and steps to take to improve IIoT security. (via IIoT World) https://is.gd/7bp7ST

There are lots of terms thrown around these days, such as: Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Controls Systems (ICS), Operational Technology (OT). What this means is that there are billions of interconnected consumer devices and industrial systems, not running a traditional computer operating system. This number dwarfs the number of traditional computer systems and it is predicted to grow to tens of billions of connected devices by 2020. The Industrial IoT could be defined as the subset of endpoints on our enterprise networks, which include building automation, industrial controls, sensors and embedded systems. Having spent nearly two decades in a manufacturing environment, I feel confident in saying that the number of Industrial IoT devices already outnumber traditional computer systems on our enterprise networks. read more