Practical security aspects of the internet of things

Jörn Mehnen, Hongmei He, Stefano Tedeschi, Nikolaos Tapoglou

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Abstract

Industry 4.0 and with that the Internet of Things (IoT) are expected to revolutionize the industrial world. The vast amount of interconnected devices bear the great opportunity to collect valuable information for advancing decision making in management and technology to improve through-life management of a product. Cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Services will revolutionize our current world through fully interconnected communication where information and services are becoming ubiquitous. The availability of information across a system of systems can be very powerful when utilized properly and harnessed adequately. The vast network of small, power-sensitive and often deeply embedded devices that are streaming potentially commercially sensitive data over long periods of time poses an entirely different type of threat than known from the conventional PC world. Adequate and sensible measures need to be taken right at the design stage of IoT devices in order to take best advantage of Industry 4.0 technology. This chapter introduces a set of key security issues related to the implementation of IoT in an industrial mechanical engineering context. A real-world example concerning remote maintenance of CNC machine tools illustrates the different threat scenarios related to IoT in practice. The paper touches on Big Data and Cloud Manufacturing but will remain focused on improving security at the Edge of IoT, i.e. where data is collected, transmitted and eventually transferred back to the physical actuators. The aim of this chapter is to introduce a generic overview of real-world IoT security issues as well as giving a deeper technical example-supported insight into practical considerations for designing IoT systems for practical use in business.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationCybersecurity for Industry 4.0
Subtitle of host publicationAnalysis for Design and Manufacturing
EditorsLane Thames, Dirk Schaefer
Place of PublicationCham
Pages225-242
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319506609
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Advanced Manufacturing
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)1860-5168

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Industry
Industrial engineering
Mechanical engineering
Internet of things
Machine tools
Actuators
Decision making
Availability
Internet
Communication
Big data
Cyber Physical System
System of systems

Keywords

  • internet
  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet of Things
  • decision making
  • Big Data
  • cloud manufacturing
  • cybersecurity
  • remote maintenance of CNC machines
  • cyber-physical systems

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Mehnen, J., He, H., Tedeschi, S., & Tapoglou, N. (2017). Practical security aspects of the internet of things. In L. Thames, & D. Schaefer (Eds.), Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0: Analysis for Design and Manufacturing (pp. 225-242). (Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing). Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50660-9_9
Mehnen, Jörn ; He, Hongmei ; Tedeschi, Stefano ; Tapoglou, Nikolaos. / Practical security aspects of the internet of things. Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0: Analysis for Design and Manufacturing. editor / Lane Thames ; Dirk Schaefer. Cham, 2017. pp. 225-242 (Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing).
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Mehnen, J, He, H, Tedeschi, S & Tapoglou, N 2017, Practical security aspects of the internet of things. in L Thames & D Schaefer (eds), Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0: Analysis for Design and Manufacturing. Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing, Cham, pp. 225-242. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50660-9_9

Practical security aspects of the internet of things. / Mehnen, Jörn; He, Hongmei; Tedeschi, Stefano; Tapoglou, Nikolaos.

Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0: Analysis for Design and Manufacturing. ed. / Lane Thames; Dirk Schaefer. Cham, 2017. p. 225-242 (Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing).

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Mehnen J, He H, Tedeschi S, Tapoglou N. Practical security aspects of the internet of things. In Thames L, Schaefer D, editors, Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0: Analysis for Design and Manufacturing. Cham. 2017. p. 225-242. (Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50660-9_9