Increasingly, manufacturers are deploying IoT technology to better facilitate automation and help increase productivity. Car manufacturers, railways and even companies in the food and beverage space are using families of networked sensors, actuators and other devices to collect production data and feed it to the cloud to gather further insight into their system’s efficiency.
For factories, Industrial IoT (IIoT) is becoming more and more embedded in ecosystems, thanks to advances in automation, big data analytics and a decrease in the cost of hardware.
Frameworks around developing interoperable IIoT systems include the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) and the Industrial Internet Security Framework (IISF). The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has also published guidance in the form of its Securing the Industrial Internet of Things report, released in August.
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