A Frost & Sullivan White Paper: Cybersecurity in the Era of Industrial IoT

February 21, 2017

Discerning implications of cybersecurity in a converged IT-OT environment

The industrial environment is currently passing through a key phase, where digitization and the idea of and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is beginning to pervade all areas of industrial operation. This ongoing change is poised expand the complex security needs in the industrial infrastructures of the future.

Industrial cyber security brings together the principles of safety from the OT environment and the ideals of security from the IT environment.

In an effort to shed light on the evolution of cyber security, Frost & Sullivan has published a new research white paper titled “Cyber Security in the Era of Industrial IoT”. The research attempts to define, identify, and contextualise security needs in a connected enterprise. The paper’s key intent is to indicate how the convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) will close the gap between safety and security that currently exists in industrial processes.

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Insights from new policy initiatives, industry use cases, and possible solutions presently available in the market have been leveraged. A significant part of this white paper has been entirely devoted to articulating and exploring the best cyber security approach that industrial customers need to establish within their operating environments. This includes a deep dive into the concept of “defense-in-depth” and its implications for a converged IT-OT environment in the future.

The objective of this research endeavor is to emphasise clearly on why we need to move beyond discussions and approach cyber security as an essential and undeniable condition for a connected enterprise.

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Breaking Down the IDC Top 10 IoT Predictions for 2017

January 24, 2017


A new IDC FutureScape offers top 10 predictions for the Worldwide IoT in 2017.  The research evaluates 10 emerging trends and ranks them in terms of their likely impact across the enterprise and the time it will take each prediction to go mainstream (meaning the middle of bellcurve of adoption). 

We took a close look and found that the list provides an excellent starting point for enterprises – particular industrials - that are steadily getting pulled toward the Industrial Internet and need to learn more.  Let’s break it down.

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S4 Presentation Preview - Evaluating Active Vs Passive Approaches to Securing the Industrial Internet of Things

December 22, 2016

S4 is coming soon! 

S4 is the largest and most advanced Operations Technology (OT) and ICS cyber security event in the world. It's aimed at the attendee who understands the basics of ICS, IT/OT and cyber security and craves more. More both in terms of the sessions, their fellow attendees and social events.
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November 02, 2016

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AT&T Press Release: AT&T Teams with IoT Security Leader Bayshore Networks to Help Protect Businesses

February 22, 2016

86% of Businesses Looking to Adopt IoT; New AT&T Cybersecurity Report Gives Companies the IoT Security Guidance They Need

AT&T Teams with IoT Security Leader Bayshore Networks to Help Protect Businesses

Published in the AT&T Newsroom

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IoT Will Deliver $8 Trillion Boost Over the Next Decade

April 20, 2015


Bayshore Blog Post: Yahoo Finance

April 20, 2015

From Yahoo Finance: Cisco and DHL: IoT will deliver $1.9 trillion boost to supply chain and logistics

If you are wondering just how big our market might get, you'll be interested in this study from logistics leader DHL and Bayshore Networks' reseller partner Cisco. Their IoT Internet of Things Trend Report, published today, reveals huge potential for more efficient and transparent supply chains. The report estimates US$8 trillion will be generated through new connections over next decade.

The Trend Report, which estimates that there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 compared to 15 billion today, looks at the potential impact this technological revolution will have on business. The value at stake, combination of increased revenues and lower costs that is created or will migrate among companies and industries when new connections are made, reveals the huge potential when the Internet and networks expand their connections to warehousing, freight transportation and other elements of the supply chain. For any organization with a supply chain or logistics operations, IoT will have game-changing consequences, from creating more 'last mile' delivery options for customers, to more efficient warehousing operations and freight transportation.

According to Cisco's economic analysis, IoT will generate US$8 trillion worldwide in Value at Stake over the next decade. This will come from five primary drivers: innovation and revenue (US$2.1 trillion); asset utilization (US$2.1 trillion); supply chain and logistics (US$1.9 trillion); employee productivity improvements (US$1.2 trillion); and enhanced customer and citizen experience (US$700 billion).

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