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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


The broad footprint of IIoT solutions can make securing these solutions challenging. Security considerations must extend from devices in the field at the edge to the data center and include the networking that ties them together.

In this chapter, we explored cybersecurity, including methods of attack, core building blocks, frameworks and guidelines, securing devices and the edge-to-the-cloud gateways, and securing backend services, and considered the scope that is covered in risk assessments and best security practices. We applied some of these techniques to the supply chain example.

You should now have gained an understanding as to where potential vulnerabilities might occur. You should also better understand how the components that are part of your architecture design can be secured.

Various compliance standards exist around the world that the IIoT architecture must comply with. A proper implementation of solid government practices is important in assuring a secure infrastructure...