The widespread deployment of interconnected technologies has transformed the industrial landscape in many industries around the world. Today’s so-called smart factories are actively leveraging the potential of interconnected systems to streamline production, increase output and reduce waste, while also increasing production flexibility.
At the same time, the growing dependence on interconnected technologies in the industrial environment increases our vulnerability to cyber threats. From the theft of proprietary technical knowledge to threats of plant shutdowns and even damage and destruction of critical industrial assets, the risk of cyberattacks on industrial operations represent a genuine concern that can impose significant financial costs and even put lives in danger. Therefore, taking action to strengthen industrial cyber security is more important than ever.
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