Wireless connectivity is needed to achieve the agility demanded by Industry 4.0, particularly in large scale manufacturing facilities. Currently wireless is only used sparingly, typically with unlicensed spectrum technologies. Several competing wireless technologies are emerging as candidates for Industry 4.0, including WiFi-6 for unlicensed spectrum, and 4G-LTE and 5G in licensed spectrum bands. Recent 5G technology releases have incorporated key capabilities for Industry 4.0, such as ultra-reliable low latency connectivity, Ethernet-TSN integration, and a variety of features for massive machine type communications....
Software trustworthiness – what does it mean for developers, owner-operators and decision makers in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems? The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) recently published a white paper, Software Trustworthiness Best Practices, that delved into the complete software lifecycle process, including such practical issues as software updates and end-of-life strategies, as well as among many other issues, considering vulnerabilities in the system environment and the consequences of failure in such environments. The overall objective of the white paper was to take a comprehensive look at all of the elements involved in achieving the ultimate goal of trustworthy software and protection mechanisms that produce predictable and desirable business and operational outcomes in the IIoT....
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Since it was founded in March 2014, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has been tested and proven to bring together organizations and technologies necessary to accelerate the growth of the industrial internet. The organization has become the largest IIoT consortium in the world and proven to be a thought leader repeatedly through identifying, assembling, testing and promoting best practices. 2019 was indubitably one of the most transformative, influential years so far....
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Five-plus years after the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) burst into corporate consciousness – and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) was launched - much has been discussed and written about this powerful new era of connected, intelligent machines and devices. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of IIC members, solid groundwork has been made on recommendations on the IIoT reference architecture, IIoT security, IIoT connectivity framework and more. Still, much of the information on IIoT is scattered across the digital landscape. This blog takes a consolidated look the ‘what,’ ‘why,’ ‘how,’ and ‘where’ of the IIoT....
Reading the recent State of Industrial Cybersecurity Report 2019, one may think the situation with ICS cybersecurity has improved since last year: more organizations name OT cybersecurity a top priority, implement or plan to implement measures accordingly and suffer less from incidents or breaches. But let’s look at the report from the Industrial Internet Consortium IoT Security Maturity Model point of view, keeping in mind that maturity is about effectiveness and not the arbitrary use of measures....
A new IIC white paper seeks to raise awareness that security is more than just a business problem. Security extends to a range of attributes that comprise what the IIC refers to as “IoT Trustworthiness”, which includes the safety of people directly impacted by these new technologies. The inherent complexity to IIoT security necessitates a team approach to tackling data protection. ...