Cisco launches Industrial IoT security architecture

January 28, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Cisco launches Industrial IoT security architecture
Cisco clams to offer the first IoT security architecture to deliver enhanced visibility across IoT and operational technology (OT) environments.

Networks have become the foundational backbone for the OT that underpins critical infrastructure including energy, transportation, and manufacturing. Organizations increasingly require real-time access into the data these systems hold to improve production, manage costs, and enhance safety metrics. To this end, Cisco has introduced an IoT security architecture that provides enhanced visibility across both IT and OT environments, and protects industrial processes.

New systems from Cisco enable the collection and extraction of data from the IoT edge so organizations can increase efficiencies to make better business decisions and accelerate digitization projects.

The volume of cyber security threats within critical infrastructure environments is rising and continues to pose significant human safety and financial risk. "Changes in devices and connections need to be detected rapidly, assessed for vulnerabilities, and addressed before the organization's security erodes," states ARC Advisory Group Vice President, Sid Snitkin. Cisco is delivering comprehensive security by converging the IT and OT within security operations centers to provide advanced anomaly detection with built-in threat intelligence.

"Organizations need complete visibility into the most disparate of network environments in order to secure their industrial edge, lower the risk of cyber threats, and optimize industrial processes," said Liz Centoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud, Compute and IoT at Cisco.


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