Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 01 | Page 19

LATEST INTELLIGENCE CYBERSECURITY IS A KEY ENABLER OF INDUSTRY 4.0 PRESENTED BY Download whitepaper here The ongoing convergence of systems connected with Information Technology and Operational Technology (OT) has given rise to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Industry 4.0, is transforming traditional manufacturing and allied industries by introducing new capabilities through digitisation, decentralization of decision-making and value chain integration. Industry 4.0 is joined at the hip to cyber-physical systems that are enabling intelligent and connected infrastructures – including Smart Manufacturing infrastructures – by enhancing their quality of service provisioning. Industry 4.0 and the exponential growth in the quantity of connected devices it enabled along with the rapidly increasing volume of cyber security incidents stresses the need for strengthening cyber resilience and understanding of complex threats especially among the operators who are just beginning to utilise IoT solutions. Devices connected with Industry 4.0 deployments increase the complexity and vulnerability of industrial control system (ICS) networks that were previously isolated but are now exposed to many of the same cyber security attacks that traditional machines are exposed to. Recent cyberattacks on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing2 are leading to operators paying more attention to aspects related to the security of technical solutions and the safety of employees and other stakeholders who rely on them. This subject is also significant as the potential impact exerted by new threats ranges from compromising physical security to production downtime, spoilage of product, damage to equipment and the ensuing financial and reputational losses. INTELLIGENTCIO 19