The use of IoT in manufacturing and industrial plants and factories is booming. But IoT is vulnerable to cyber attacks, which can lead to a loss of proprietary data, production downtimes, and a breach into the corporate network.
As Industry 4.0 connectivity continues to grow, the potential impacts may become broader and more significant. Yet many manufacturers are not prepared: A study from Deloitte and MAPI found that one-third of manufacturers have never performed any cyber risk assessments of the ICS operating on their factory floors. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) plan and control production in real time, enhancing efficiency, manufacturing flexibility, and asset utilization. Yet connecting machines and other assets to communicate across a common infrastructure–the first step to digitization–can also lead to network breaches. According to a recent PwC study, 91% of respondents are investing in digital factories, and 98% expect to increase efficiencies with integrated MES, predictive maintenance, or augmented reality solutions. Yet only 10% believe that these types of solutions offer as much reward as risk.
IoT devices simply aren’t visible to the average cyber security solution. As a result, attackers leverage this vulnerability to operate undetected across the network. In order for manufacturers and industrial enterprises to mitigate the risks created by IoT devices, you need the ability to:
Finite State delivers a proactive IoT security solution that detects threats, assesses risk, isolates attacks, and defends your entire network. Our platform provides a look inside IoT devices — as if they were any other endpoint on the network — and uncovers hidden firmware vulnerabilities, while proactively mitigating IoT risk.