Today's blog post is contributed by Frank, one of our Airwall Teams users, who contributes a really useful security project that can be extended to a wide range of IoT devices:
Water treatment and Sewage treatment plants are arguably the most vulnerable critical infrastructure in the United States.
What is Industry 4.0?
Industry 4.0 (or I4.0) is essentially digital transformation for manufacturing. It is a nod to the three previous industrial revolutions of steam, electricity, computer-systems, and now the internet.
securing physical infrastructure
Securing physical infrastructure (like OT and IoT networks) poses unique and intractable challenges to organizations, because the risks and impacts of failure are higher. While traditional OT environments have been secured by a physical air gap, external connectivity requirements (like cloud analytics) and digital transformation initiatives have eroded those air gaps and introduced tremendous risks.