In the past, production and machines were separated by industrial communication protocols and separate networks. Using machine data creates a connection from the machine to the cloud. Due to the enormous and sensitive amount of data, the second key aspect is cyber security to minimize risks and avoid data leaks. The focus is checking the identities that want to access the network and protecting against unauthorized access. The authenticated management of software and ensuring security and suitable data encryption measures are crucial here. Accordingly, robust security control ensures the integrity of the data and creates confidentiality. Role assignments are particularly important here.
Our IEC 62443-2-certified partner, TTTech, fulfills all the essential criteria for a basic security structure when connecting machines to the Industrial Cloud with its software platform, Nerve. Vulnerability management is also of crucial importance within cloud security. With suitable measures such as breach detection, it permanently ensures data security so that anomalies are detected and suspicious activities in the cloud networks do not go unnoticed. The Industrial Cloud solution is central to a company-wide IT and OT infrastructure, primarily due to its connectivity properties. This feature makes an immediate response in an emergency critical to resume normal operations as quickly as possible. At the same time, an appropriate response to security incidents should not be neglected. This type of security architecture offers Arvato Systems, including the software solution Varedy software solution. The solution helps consolidate and evaluate data from various sources to identify vulnerabilities and initiate a response quickly. A synergetic security concept allows for establishing an even higher security standard for the IIoT cloud in the manufacturing company.