Industrial IT security in the next digital revolution
TÜV SÜD Honeynet: Insights into cyber attacks attempts on industrial networks
Industry 4.0 presents powerful opportunities for companies in industrial segments to develop new competitive advantages. In order to harness these opportunities successfully, they must also be aware of the new challenges and take steps to minimise the risks that potentially threaten their business. Industrial IT security is one of the key topics that companies need to prioritise. As systems and processes become increasingly digitised and interconnected, potential entry points for cyber attacks grow; causing infrastructures and industrial facilities to become more vulnerable to sophisticated and professional cyber risks like espionage and sabotage.
In 2015, TÜV SÜD deployed a honeynet for a period of 8 months to investigate industrial cyber attacks and provide insights on the implications to companies.