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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

IIoT security guidelines

Protecting the IoT, including IIoT deployment, is often seen as being in the national interests of a country. This has led to many of the standards from around the world, which we will describe in the next chapter.

In the United States, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ( stepped in to also provide guidelines regarding securing the IoT. The DHS defined the seven strategic principles for securing the IoT:

  • Incorporate security at the design phase
  • Promote security updates and vulnerability management
  • Build on recognized security practices
  • Prioritize security measures according to potential impact
  • Promote transparency across IoT
  • Connect carefully and deliberately

The strategic principles from the DHS are targeted toward several roles among security stakeholders. Architects and developers should consider security implications when defining, designing, and developing devices, sensors, services, or any other component of the solution...