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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
Book Image

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

NIST cybersecurity frameworks

Understanding the concepts from a variety of cybersecurity frameworks is important for architects since many security and risk-management leaders in IIoT projects embrace them as a means of streamlining their efforts. The President of the United States issued an Executive Order 13636, on February 12, 2013 for improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity. Subsequently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) drafted a Cybersecurity Framework ( The Framework was created via public-private collaboration and is a follow-on to the Risk Management Framework (NIST special publication 800-53) that we will describe in Chapter 9, Governance and Assuring Compliance. At the time of writing, the new framework is still in draft form.

The goal is to help businesses address and manage cybersecurity risks in a cost-effective way. The Framework has three parts:

  • Framework...