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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By: Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano

Overview of this book

The Industrial Internet or the IIoT has gained a lot of traction. Many leading companies are driving this revolution by connecting smart edge devices to cloud-based analysis platforms and solving their business challenges in new ways. To ensure a smooth integration of such machines and devices, sound architecture strategies based on accepted principles, best practices, and lessons learned must be applied. This book begins by providing a bird's eye view of what the IIoT is and how the industrial revolution has evolved into embracing this technology. It then describes architectural approaches for success, gathering business requirements, and mapping requirements into functional solutions. In a later chapter, many other potential use cases are introduced including those in manufacturing and specific examples in predictive maintenance, asset tracking and handling, and environmental impact and abatement. The book concludes by exploring evolving technologies that will impact IIoT architecture in the future and discusses possible societal implications of the Industrial Internet and perceptions regarding these projects. By the end of this book, you will be better equipped to embrace the benefits of the burgeoning IIoT.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Examples of cybersecurity attacks

The introduction of sensors and control systems on factory floors and in other Industrial Internet settings and their networking enabled the collection and analysis of big data, revolutionizing automation techniques and making manufacturing processes smarter. However, the growing frequency of cybersecurity attacks has now led to a growing focus on counter measures.

Today, most studies rank security concerns as a priority in IIoT implementations. This has been true for many years. A Gartner study from this year listed security concerns as the top Barriers to IoT Success. In a Morgan Stanley Automation World Survey in 2015, over 40 percent of the manufacturers rated cybersecurity as their top concern in IIoT adoption, outranking the lack of standardization, challenges presented by their legacy installed base, the need for significant upfront investments, lack of skilled workers, data integrity challenges, internal system barriers, liability of current technologies...