The explosion of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving companies to produce a broad range of products and services. These are indeed exciting times. But the question keeping executives and plant managers awake at night is, “How secure is my IIoT network?” One assumes that today’s connected devices are designed to properly handle security issues, but the non-compatibility of technology among various equipment vendors and suppliers has created a new set of security challenges. Connectivity protocols Fieldbus protocols have been around for years, and continue to be a critical component for many applications. But today there are new types of…Full Story
These three control types have evolved to use more software and digital components, removing many of the functional obstacles between them and allowing them to communicate more freely.