Cybersecurity Implications of the Industrial Internet of Things
ARC Advisory Group has closely monitored the development and adoption of ICS cybersecurity standards and best practices and believe they are having a significant impact on the security of our plants and automation systems. But IIoT is disrupting fundamental assumptions underlying these efforts. Recognizing and addressing this situation is essential. Business managers are already redesigning processes to exploit IIoT capabilities. ARC believes that it is naïve to expect that they will wait for security to be addressed before implementing these capabilities; the cost and performance benefits are simply too large to ignore, and competition will force rapid adoption.