3 Cybersecurity Challenges for IIoT Devices in 2018 (Robotics Business Review)


The cybersecurity challenges of consumer-grade Internet of Things devices are well-documented and best exemplified by the Mirai botnet’s attack on Dyn in 2016, which rendered large swaths of the Internet unreachable for the better part of a day. Although there have been a few examples of cybersecurity risks in the Industrial Internet of Things, there has not been a single watershed moment that captured the public’s attention so much as not being able to access Amazon, PayPal, Netflix, Spotify, Twitter, or Visa for a day. However, the consequences of a successful attack on IIoT devices could be far more severe and may even lead to the loss of lives.