The Internet of Things (IoT) has fundamentally changed how we look at the devices that connect to a company. This change is impacting every business. Not simply the just the traditional devices, there is an increasing scope to connect more and more – by doing this, manufacturers can gain efficiencies, harness intelligence from a wide range of equipment, improve operations, and increase customer satisfaction.
Yet while the connectivity of these environments has almost doubled within three years, the increased demand for more connectivity has widened the attack surface leaving organisations vulnerable to a breach. Hackers target manufacturing IoT devices because they have little or no security capabilities, of which few use encryption, and many are unmanaged from a patching and vulnerability updates perspective. Security is simply not a part of the design.
So how do you protect these networks and devices to ensure continuity of business operations, and how can new technology help bridge the gap between IT and operations? Join our webinar to find out how technology can overcome these challenges.
The Axonex Team
Sean Hobday, Cisco