The widespread adoption of the IIoT is resulting in more and more devices being brought online. Traditional centralized networks are giving way to distributed networks where intelligence is built locally into the endpoints. The sheer volume of the data collected from these interconnected devices and the complete shift in how data is handled make these devices vulnerable to cyber attacks and unauthorized access.
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Among the cyber-attack incidents, abuse of access authority, unsecure data transmission, and incomplete event logs are some of the commonly reported vulnerabilities of network devices. Cybersecurity incidents severely compromise the reliability, availability, and security of industrial control systems (ICS) in critical infrastructure and manufacturing, especially those that involve internet-facing ICS/SCADA devices. In light of the increasing number of cyber incidents, system integrators as well as component suppliers are expected to demonstrate their ability to respond to such incidents by proving that their network devices comply with the security requirements defined in the IEC 62443-4-2 Level 2 standard.
Security solutions must include enhanced component-level security and a mechanism to manage the security level of devices. To put these security measures into practice, component suppliers must ramp up the security level of their network devices and the network as a whole. The challenge lies in assessing the potential security risks and gaps in the network and implementing an efficient way to configure and manage the security parameters of network devices in compliance with security standards.
Read on to find out how Moxa’s security solutions can help you ramp up and manage the security level of your network devices.
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