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Aggressive Measures for Industrial Cybersecurity

Aggressive Measures for Industrial Cybersecurity - by Venkat Perumalsamy, applications architect, Internet of Things, Parker Hannifin CorporationAs the technology that powers the Internet of Things (IoT) progresses, it’s changing the way industrial companies operate. But that technology brings security risks. Ransomware. Malware. Viruses. Account hijacking. Cybersecurity threats to the IoT are a reality that must be confronted. And as more devices are connected to the Internet, the possibility of further security breaches rises.

There are over 300 million new devices connected to the Internet every month. These devices go into a variety of industrial applications, from production machines and robotic equipment to assembly lines and mill and plant equipment. Embedded with software, sensors, actuators and network connectivity, the devices are designed to collect and exchange data.

 

Learn more by downloading our latest white paper: Staying Ahead of Industrial Cybersecurity Threats 

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Cybersecurity: A business priority

Many industrial and manufacturing companies have IoT strategies in place to capitalize on the data their machines can provide, but some are wary to move forward because of concerns over data security or loss of proprietary information. Just think of the impact cyber attacks can have on businesses.  Downtime. Productivity loss. Proprietary information loss. Damaged reputation to customers, partners and investors. In effect, cybersecurity touches virtually every aspect of business.

 

The Parker IoT platform: Voice of the Machine™

The Parker platform for secure IoT is Voice of the Machine™, an open, interoperable and scalable ecosystem of securely connected products and systems. It is designed to remotely monitor assets, keep critical systems productive and continually improve cybersecurity. Parker’s primary focus is at the component and sub-system level or what we refer to as Discrete IoT. This is a component-centric approach where component insights from analytics and models are the basis for higher-level decisions.

 

Aggressive Measures for Industrial Cybersecurity - by Venkat Perumalsamy, applications architect, Internet of Things, Parker Hannifin Corporation

 

High standards of cybersecurity

Parker takes a multifaceted approach to cybersecurity. It involves multiple steps in the collecting, transfer and storage of IoT data. It begins with the machines and the sensors or measuring devices built into them. Data gathered from the sensors is encrypted before it is transmitted to a cloud server or an internal onsite server where data is stored. To read or view the encrypted data, a secret key or password is required to enable the decrypting process.

Another measure Parker takes is the requirement of a digital certificate to access the data. The certificate is verified through a unique set of credentialing and identification steps for each device to enable connectivity. Parker can create distinct identities and credentials for each connected device.

Learn more by downloading our latest white paper: Staying Ahead of Industrial Cybersecurity Threats 

 

 

Aggressive Measures for Industrial Cybersecurity - Venkat Perumalsamy, Applications architect, Internet of Things, Parker Hannifin Corp

This blog was contributed by Venkat Perumalsamy, applications architect, Internet of Things, Parker Hannifin Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

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