in IIoT and IT/OT environments
The security challenge in Industrial IoT (IIoT) environments
According to the latest research, almost 30% of the billions of connected devices around the world are installed in industrial environments as companies embrace Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions as a way to enhance their operations by significantly improving efficiency, productivity and revenue. One of the key problems with this approach is that it has greatly increased the industrial environment’s exposure to security threats. Cyberattacks pose a great risk to both business continuity and the bottom-line. For example, what will happen if a hacker manages to completely disable critical metal-cutting machines on a factory floor? The machines by themselves can cost millions of dollars while each day of down time can add hundreds of thousands of dollars more to the overall cost incurred from this single security incident. The only way IIoT hardware device manufacturers, vendors and service providers can address this strategic issue is by rapidly ramping up their product security capabilities across all business units and product lines.
A strategic imperative for the entire industrial ecosystem
Securing Industrial IoT systems is a strategic issue for companies in this market, regardless of their specific segment which can include IIoT automation in manufacturing, oil & gas, electricity, water and chemicals. This is especially true when we consider the convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) which covers industrial control systems (ICS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), programming logic controllers (PLC), and human-machine interface (HMI). While this merging of IT and OT often yields positive results, the process also creates a new and significant security risk.
Achieving optimal security for connected IIoT products
This is where Vdoo comes in with the only automated device security platform that covers the entire Industrial IoT device lifecycle – from design, development and testing to deployment and maintenance. Our Integrated Device Security Platform is designed to rapidly scale across multiple business units and product lines, providing everything companies need to secure their connected products including interconnected capabilities such as security analysis, gap resolution, compliance validation, embedded protection, operations monitoring and actionable insights. The platform addresses both known and unknown vulnerabilities for first and third-party components to ensure maximum security across complex supply chains where access to the source code is often not possible.