DRIVING A SECURITY EVOLUTION THROUGH INDUSTRIAL BEST PRACTICES
Security for emerging Industry 4.0 capabilities such as software defined networking, AI, and computer vision are fast evolving and will take time to mature. However, industry security best practices for devices and gateways commonly deployed in IIoT today are well defined.
Intel has taken a leadership position to help define best practice security architectures and standards. Intel helps accelerate ecosystem adoption of these practices by directly implementing many capabilities in our Intel® x86 architecture which delivers a consistent binary for industrial ecosystem innovation.
ENABLING INNOVATION WITH BASELINE SECURITY BUILT-INTO SILICON
A “Designed-in” security foundation, rooted in the added protections of hardware security can help counter unforeseen threats across the device’s full lifecycle. Intel offers a built-in foundation of four baseline capabilities called Intel® Security Essentials. These best practice capabilities are available across Intel® processor lines and enable security professionals to choose from a pick list of security enabling technologies.
Achieving rapid deployment of internet connected industrial automation systems requires secure deployment of software and security configurations across multiple layers: line device nodes, on-premise servers, and cloud analytic infrastructure. Zero-touch device provisioning services that leverage hardware security in devices have emerged as the key accelerator to scale edge compute deployments while addressing IT’s security requirements.