A new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that there will be 41.6 billion connected IoT devices, or “things,” generating 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) of data in 2025.
A significant proportion of this data comes from industrial IoT systems and this presents a different set of challenges when it comes to security and privacy.
Recently, there has been a marked increase in malware targeting industrial systems, and this has been made easier due to the increase in connectivity. Attackers can create botnets and perform DDoS and ransomware attacks, as well as targeting the systems themselves.
This paper explores who is accountable for security and safety in industrial IoT devices, and how these complex relationships should be approached to achieve effective security through the life cycle.