Malware in Smart Factories: Top Security Threats to Manufacturing Environments | Cell Phone Spy and Mobile Tracking Software
by Matsukawa Bakuei, Ryan Flores, Vladimir Kropotov, and Fyodor Yarochkin (Threat Researchers) The introduction of the use of cyber-physical systems (CPSs) in manufacturing — the revolution known as Industry 4.0 and typically embodied in so-called smart factories — is just one of the manifestations of how the industrial internet of things (IIoT) is improving processes, introducing efficiencies, and stirring innovation in established and emerging industries. Aside from transforming production processes by connecting factory systems with one another and with enterprise networks, this new era of connectivity urges Industry 4.0 adopters to reevaluate their security strategies for the convergence of information technology (IT), operational technology (OT), and intellectual property (IP). The industrial sector is now finding a new kind of space to operate in, where physical and digital components intersect. But now that more devices and systems in the manufacturing network are getting