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5 Industrial IoT Security Issues Businesses Need To Know About

'I think for me the first insight is that every single industry has this problem, not just what you naturally would identify as industrial companies,' Forescout executive Pedro Abreu says of security issues surrounding the industrial Internet of Things.

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Protecting The Industrial Internet Of Things

As more and more companies invest in the industrial Internet of Things, staying up to date on security issues surrounding the field is becoming an integral part of doing business.

This fact was highlighted in a report by research firm IDC earlier this year stating that 88 percent of mining companies across the world are increasing investments to secure their systems, which are becoming increasingly connected through wired or wireless networks.

[Related: 5 Biggest IoT Security Issues For Businesses In 2019]

As part of IoT Week 2019, CRN spoke with Pedro Abreu, chief product and strategy officer at San Jose, Calif.-based cybersecurity vendor Forescout Technologies, about five industrial IoT security issues businesses need to know about, ranging from the profile of industrial IoT attacks to the solutions and methods businesses can use to protect their systems.

Abreu said these issues are important for every business to understand as they don't just apply to companies working in manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities and other heavy industries.

"I think for me the first insight is that every single industry has this problem, not just what you naturally would identify as industrial companies," Abreu said.

 
 
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