Cybersecurity has become a key element within any company, and also in the industrial sector. It is such a priority that investment in information security and risk management will reach $172 billion by 2022, up from $150.4 billion the previous year, according to Gartner.
Operational incidents are the order of the day in industrial activity, and these unanticipated risks often culminate in disruptions to manufacturing lines. This is why it is necessary to learn from these incidents in order to establish improvement actions to help prevent them. That is why, within the framework of the Industry 4.0 Congress, industrial cybersecurity will be a key point to be addressed.
Sooner or later our plant will receive a cyber-attack, which will affect our machines and equipment. It is a fact of life. That is why planning and robust system design must be complemented by traffic monitoring to identify attacks in advance and reduce response times to a cyber-attack, which will be crucial to contain the negative effects on our production:
Experts in industrial cybersecurity will participate in the Industrial Cybersecurity Forum of Advanced Factories in which the keys to establish plans and measures related to cybersecurity will be presented:
- Prevention plans and measures
- Intervention protocols
- Possible failures
- Data vulnerability
- Real-time certificates
- Attractiveness of Industrial data and cybernetic IP leakage
- Malicious interventions
- Exposure to plant shutdown