Smart Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Secure: IoT Security Considerations for Manufacturers

The IoT is still very much in its infancy. We can only begin to conceive of what the future will look like, both in terms of smart connected devices and how we secure them. What we can say with confidence is that each deployment is going to have its own needs, and PKI is a great option for meeting many of them. PKI is based on established standards and covers all the basics of authentication, encryption, and data integrity. The key for manufacturers will be to avoid closed standards and leverage best practices and existing technology where possible. CITO Research recommends partnering with GlobalSign based on its history in supporting large scale PKI deployments and its forward thinking flexibility that supports customers, including manufacturers, that are evolving their products to meet market demands in a business-driven environment.

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The Work Ahead in IoT: The Gap Widens Between IoT ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-nots’

whitePaper | September 1, 2021

The current task with IoT is to drive performance outcomes by combining it with other advanced technologies and gaining buy-in from the employees essential to making digital initiatives possible. While the definition of IoT evolves, the mission remains essentially the same: to provide real-time visibility into critical business operations.

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Industrial Internet of Thing

whitePaper | January 2, 2020

The brief report provides a positioning of developments in the area referred to as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – loosely interpreting this as the industrial developments associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT in turn describes the extension of the application of internet communications beyond computers and networked devices to also include the networking of everyday objects. In the context of industrial operations these objects are typically equipment, products and raw materials.

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Internet of Things for Telecom Engineers

whitePaper | February 11, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer the future: it is the new reality moving telecommunications forward. The IoT enables physical objects to see, hear, think, and perform jobs by having them “talk” to each other, share information, and coordinate decisions. The number of internet-enabled objects has surpassed the Earth’s population. Today, the IoT connects everything from HVAC thermostats and smart homes to transportation, healthcare, industrial automation, and emergency response equipment. As the prevalence of IoT innovations grow, telecom leaders must embrace the opportunities, and challenges, posed by a more connected future.

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CYBER SECURITY IN THE ERA OF INDUSTRIAL IOT

whitePaper | February 6, 2020

Industrial cyber security has been a topic of much debate over the last decade. Despite the industry’s widespread acknowledgement of its significance, cyber security in the industry continues to be an elusive subject for many. A huge gap exists in understanding the implications of cyber security; however, the subject has been greatly discussed. Interestingly, the industrial environment is currently passing through a key phase, where the idea of Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to pervade all areas of industrial operation. This ongoing change is poised to expand the complex security needs in the factories of the future.

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Global Industry Standards for Industrial IoT

whitePaper | June 2, 2021

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a rapidly expanding world of connected objects. As IIoT systems proliferate, large amounts of data are consumed by machine learning algorithms and shared between partners, customers and others. IIoT is a technology environment in which integration and interoperability are critical capabilities and the complexity of this environment makes this difficult to achieve. Standards play a critical role in IIoT for five main reasons. First, users and vendors cannot engineer a custom interface every time components or systems need to interact. Standards can make this explosion of interfaces manageable; they are the lingua franca for interoperability. For suppliers, this eliminates needless costs related to common capabilities instead encouraging a focus on innovations that add value.

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Internet of Things (IoT) in the Federal Government

whitePaper | June 8, 2021

The Internet of Things is one of the most impactful IT innovations of our time. As consumers, we already encounter the IoT in our daily lives with smart items such as TVs, watches, and phones. As we journey further in time, IoT will become a ubiquitous aspect of life at home and in the workplace. Gartner defines the IoT as the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.” More simply, IoT devices are computers (typically very small), that are embedded into an object to perform a function (e.g., collect data, run software) and connect to a network (e.g., the internet). For example, an IoT device could be an assembly line sensor capable of detecting minute deficiencies and determining when equipment needs repair.

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