Identity Enables Industry 4.0
Device manufacturers, hardware and software vendors, systems integrators, and in-house software architects are helping industrial organizations of all kinds leverage the internet of things (IoT).
Connected devices–from tiny sensors to massive wind turbines–are automating processes, helping organizations build innovative Industry 4.0 architectures. As much as the industrial internet of things (IIoT) can revolutionize manufacturing processes, plant operation, building automation systems, and machine-to machine-communication (M2M), it’s not without new security risks.
Data generated by these devices needs to be authenticated and protected. Incorrect information, whether accidental or malicious, can trigger undesired responses, compromising the integrity and availability of the whole system.