Electronics Industrial IoT cybersecurity

As strong as its weakest link

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Authors: Martin Borrett

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, CTO,
Lisa-Giane Fisher

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, Benchmarking Leader, Middle East and Africa, IBM Institute for Business Value,
Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz

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, Electronics Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value,
Peter Xu

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Intelligent Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) cybersecurity Security for connected consumer devices gets all the attention. However, electronics companies should also focus deeply on security for industrial systems used to manufacture components and increasingly high-tech products. The production of “intelligent industrial things” must also have effective cybersecurity, or it can place a company’s entire ecosystem at risk. Our research found more than 80 percent of electronics companies are implementing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies in plants and assembly lines without fully evaluating the risks or preparing effective responses.


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