CYBERSECURITY IN THE AGE OF INDUSTRY 4.0 – Session 1: PREFACE
Digitalization, Smart Factory, Industrial Control
Systems (ICS), Risks, Security Breaches considerations
(In cooperation with: Checkpoint Software Technologies and AD Little)
WHEN: 29 June 2023 from 11h00 to 12h30 (CET)
Background: INDUSTRY 4.0 and the “SMART FACTORY”
McKinsey defines Industry 4.0 as “the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector", driven by four disruptions:
- The astonishing rise in data volumes, computational power and connectivity (especially new low-power wide-area networks)
- The emergence of analytics and business intelligence capabilities (BI)
- New forms of human-machine interaction (such as touch interfaces, augmented-reality systems, metaverse and generative AI)
- Improvements in transferring digital instructions to the physical world (such as advanced robotics and 3-D printing)
With Industry 4.0 comes the “Smart Factory.”
The “Smart Factory” is a confluence of trends and technologies that are reshaping the way things are made and revolutionizing the way factories function. Industrial control systems (ICS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart and self-learning machines, advanced analytics, robotics, and cognitive computing all fall under the Industry 4.0 umbrella.
Digital transformation in the industrial sector continues apace as Industry 4.0 gains momentum.
However, willingness to embrace the potential productivity benefits of digital transformation also means accepting and mitigating new risks – and these risks are real.
Cybersecurity responsibilities, often seen as the remit of the IT function, have shifted to the factory floor and beyond - and present both: a threat and an opportunity for future manufacturing.
EIRMA CYBER SECURITY “PROFESSIONAL FORUM SERIES “ - WILL DEBATE:
- Industry 4.0 cybersecurity challenges / resolutions
Manufacturing is the second-most attacked industry, yet the manufacturing sector often lags when it comes to cybersecurity resilience.
Smart factories can be subject to the same vulnerability exploitation, malware, denial of service (DoS), device hacking, and other common attack methods that other networks face. And the smart factory’s expanded attack surface makes it extra difficult for manufacturers to detect and defend against cyberattacks.
As manufacturing organizations become increasingly automated, data driven, and focused on delivering connected ‘intelligent’ products and services, traditional IT approaches to cybersecurity need to be reevaluated, to ensure operational and innovational effectiveness are not compromised.
And with new regulations shifting the responsibility for connected product resilience from the user to the manufacturer – new approaches, capabilities and strategies need to be developed, especially for suppliers of connected equipment to critical infrastructure and government organizations.
Over the next few months, we will be running a series of webinars to explore the cyber security threats and opportunities for manufacturing organizations with topics including:
- The convergence of IT-OT – who is responsible for operational cybersecurity and why?
- Connected product security – what opportunities will the new regulations bring for IOT device manufacturers.
Session 1 – Convergence of IT-OT - Preface:
- Setting the Scene – Alex Nussem (SG EIRMA) / AD Little
- The Industry Challenge: Industry Example – Comap Group
- Cyber Security – Current Frame & Way Forward – Checkpoint
In view of:
Security Best Practices for a resilient Industry 4.0
Session 1 - will include a SURVEY
(Towards layout of distinctive adapted solutions)