Key IIoT Security Objectives

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IIoT

Industrial Internet of Things

For any organization using IIoT devices, security should be a fundamental concern. There are many IIoT security products on the market, but the following high-level objectives should be met by any product:

  • Product endpoint authentication (device, sensor, control system) — is the endpoint product authentic, not a clone? Provides traceability back to product manufacturer, manufacturing date, and any other pertinent information.

  • Product endpoint configuration and usage control — secure management and configuration control of the endpoint with various rights and usage models controlled or limited. 

  • Secure control of the endpoint control state

  • Maintenance of the endpoint — this includes secure software updates.

  • Secure communications between control systems and the endpoints, and secure storage of control system data.

  • Advanced security protection — intrusion detection and security monitoring