Smart Minute - Apr 15th, 2024
Plus, effective cybersecurity depends on an effective IT/OT partnership
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April 15, 2024


Copia Automation discusses the challenges for industrial automation, where to start the cybersecurity journey, and the importance of a cyber culture.


Manufacturing in the digital space changes rapidly, and where Industry 4.0 has increased connectivity at the network and device level, this has also increased cybersecurity risks. In the past, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) were more separate worlds. IT stayed on the business side and OT stayed on the production side, but with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), now one depends more and more on the other.

The two need to work together to get security right. When you start to consider the hundreds of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) on a site, with additional thousands of sensors monitoring everything from temperature and product quality to machine health, it’s a vast digital landscape with many interconnected assets to protect and operate.

Learn how to start your cybersecurity journey


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