Tim Sandle: New international standard to reduce cyber-attacks on machinery

Smart industry requires smart machinery and technology. Cyberattacks pose a risk to such systems, not only in terms of the Internet of Things but to individual machines. A new standard aims to provide guidance.

Smart concepts are critical to many Industry 4.0 innovations. However, the advent of digitally controlled machines leads to greater security risks via cyberattacks unless special measures are put in place. The most effective measures concern quality-by-design, that is building in key security concepts at the design and build stage.

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