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Security Challenges for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

March 30, 2017 / KIRBY WADSWORTH

In an industrial environment, everything that connects to the internet is a security risk. Information Technology (IT) professionals are acutely aware of this; however, Operational Technology professionals may think IT is being a bit paranoid. The fact is, less than two years ago, millions of IoT devices were compromised, allowing the largest DDoS attack in the history of the internet to be launched, causing widespread outages across the US.