Key IIoT Security Objectives
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