Product and process security
Internet of Things (IoT)-devices are increasingly becoming part of operation and production. With every valve that has an IT interface and with every “intelligent” pump sending data into the cloud, IT- and cybersecurity is rising to the top of the list of things to be concerned about. While safety systems are well established and the number of accidents with personal injury is decreasing steadily, cyberattacks are becoming all the more prevalent. Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things call for an intensified approach to secure the interaction between the physical and the virtual worlds. Identifying, assessing and addressing the vulnerabilities of your business is the first step towards secure products and processes. The whole value chain needs to be covered, too, starting from procurement of raw materials and reaching as far as the recycling of products at the end of their life.