“We are starting to see much needed standards in the IoT/IIoT space beginning to appear. Very good framework development to help this on its way has been produced by the “Industry IOT Consortium” Steven O’Sullivan July 2023.
The IIoT is being shaped by many participants from the energy, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and public sectors, each of which needs to consider security. To avoid security hazards, especially as systems from different sectors interoperate and exploitation attempts are made in the gaps between them, it is important and urgent to build early consensus among the participants on IIoT security.
This work builds on ‘Industrial Internet of Things, Volume G1: Reference Architecture’ (IIRA, [IIC-IIRA2016]) that lays out the most important architecture components, how they fit together and how they influence each other. Each of these components must be made secure, as must the key system characteristics that bind them together into a trustworthy system.