The IIoT promises to optimize processes, lower costs, enhance quality, safety, accountability and service availability. Achieving these goals while establishing secure operational overview depends on an IoT platform’s ability to provide user accountability while securing interactions with sensors, assets and infrastructure. Only then can reliable and auditable business transparency be achieved.
“Security by Design” based on trust can be established through Mobile Credentialing, Managed Encryption and Secure Element technologies.
In industrial environments, mass deployment of sensors and the ability to gather and process data from fixed and mobile assets significantly increases efficiency and enables better business decisions. It makes it easier to streamline tasks, reduce errors, support auditing and enforce quality control that would otherwise be carried out on an ad-hoc or statistical sampling basis.
The common denominator: Trust
Simply connecting sensors to the internet is not enough. The viability of processes improved by the “Industrial Internet of Things” depends on a common denominator: Trust. Without the ability to trust data, sensors and the people who access them, IIoT deployments lose their effectiveness.
If users, sensors and their interactions cannot be trusted, the results can be costly and even catastrophic, especially where volatile assets and human safety are involved, which is often the case.