Trade off? Security vs. performance in Industrial IoT

Intel’s Chief Architect  for IoT Security Sven Schrecker talks security, safety, and performance

In recent years, the media has been peppered with reports of potential insecurities in IoT and heavy machinery is at the top of the list of device types we need absolute certainty are secure. The Industrial Internet Consortium is tackling this head on in a variety of ways. Most ambitiously, it has delivered an Industrial Internet Security Framework. IIoT security comprises complex processes, applications, and systems. To truly realise industrial IoT, watertight security must work in harmony with reliability and precision.

For security, the IIC split their industry into three roles: component builders (creating hardware and software), system builders (combining hardware and software) and operational users (end users). All three must be considered and accounted for to ensure end-to-end security.

IIC members recently showcased the Industrial Internet Security Framework and how the the concept of secure cooperation in a cross-company environment can be applied to solve this challenge. Mimicking a real-world, multi-vendor, distributed environment, the demonstration integrates demos from over 20 IIC member companies and Plattform Industrie 4.0 partner companies respectively into a single security demonstration. It spans multiple booths at the event as well as remote sites around the world.

We recently caught up with one of the Industrial Internet Security Framework’s primary authors,  Sven Schrecker, Chief Architect for Intel’s IoT Security, about the work they’re doing to secure digital transformation in industrial and asset-heavy use-cases. Listen below.

If you’re interested signing your organisation up to join the Industrial Internet Consortium, you can do so here.