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Industry 4.0: The Industrial Internet of Things by Alasdair Gilchrist

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© Alasdair Gilchrist 2016

Alasdair Gilchrist, Industry 4.0, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2047-4_12

12. Securing the Industrial Internet

Alasdair Gilchrist

(1)Bangken, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Security is one of the biggest inhibiters to adoption of the Industrial Internet, the deep-seated fear of opening up industrial processes to potential disruption or the loss of critical business secrets to the Internet strikes deep. Traditionally, industrial networks have managed to remain immune to most of the scourges of the Internet such as viruses, worms, Trojans and DDos attacks, simply because their architecture and protocols are so different from IT enterprises and consumer computer devices.

Rarely do industrial systems run on Windows or Linux, instead the vast majority ...

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