Industry 4.0 and Cybersecurity

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The fourth industrial revolution brings with it a new operational risk for connected, smart manufacturers and digital supply networks: cyber.

The interconnected nature of Industry 4.0–driven operations and the pace of digital transformation mean that cyberattacks can have far more extensive effects than ever before, and manufacturers and their supply networks may not be prepared for the risks.

This paper examines the modern connected digital supply networks, smart factories, and connected devices and focuses on the unique cyber risks faced by each.


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