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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

IIoT security core building blocks

The IIC has defined a security framework that consists of several overlapping building blocks, including endpoint (edge to cloud) protection, communications and connectivity protection, security monitoring and analysis, and security configuration and management. These are surrounded by a data protection layer that is, in turn, surrounded by a security model and policy layer, as shown in the following diagram:

Figure 8.2: Building blocks of security

Protecting your IIoT infrastructure relies on taking the proper steps needed to protect physical components, related software components, and data.

The four core building blocks are defined as follows:

  • Endpoint (edge-to-cloud components) protection, including defensive capabilities such as physical security, cyber security, and authoritative security
  • Communications and connectivity protection based on authorizations linked to identities required to access components from the edge to the cloud over networks and the...