IoT and automation is offering incredible insights into control and manufacturing systems these days. However, security of these systems is lagging.
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More manufacturers are looking to secure IoT applications in 2018, opening up opportunities for the channel around protecting connected, critical infrastructure.
“OT systems are increasingly under attack,” said Chet Namboodri, vice president of alliances and business development at San Francisco, Calif.-based Fortinet partner Nozomi Networks. “For industrial companies and the channel that serves them, new advances in OT cybersecurity technologies and services offer the opportunity to gain much needed visibility into industrial networks; and to provide the means to assess, monitor, detect and prevent attacks that could impact the safety and reliability of essential critical infrastructure operations.”
The manufacturing vertical is expected to spend the most on the Internet of Things in 2018, according to a December report by research firm IDC. According to IDC’s report, manufacturing companies globally will spend up to $189 billion on IoT solutions, and worldwide spending overall will reach $772 billion in 2018.