Board Converting News, September 13, 2021

Data Security In The IIoT Age BY MATTHEW MILLER


With the growing prevalence of artificial intelligence, ma- chine learning, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

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in the manufacturing universe, there is exponential growth in the amount of data that is being gen- erated, shared, and stored. After all, data and the ability to study and analyze it, is the key to these platforms being able to optimize efficiency and insight for the op- erations they’re serving. But with

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increasing data generation, cross-platform and cross-or- ganizational sharing, storage and ongoing utilization of data, there is an increased risk of sensitive information be- coming compromised or falling into the wrong hands and causing catastrophic fallout. For this reason, it is crucial that these third-party platforms are meticulous in institut- ing and maintaining data security measures to protect the operations they serve. The Risks Of Not Properly Securing Customer Data Securing customer data is the most crucial component of any third-party system, especially machine learning and artificial intelligence, where more details and more infor- mation are the key to unlocking the true power of the plat- form. The security measures taken by these operations protect more than just this esoteric data--they’re at the center of keeping the whole system safe. Improperly se- cured data can be an entrypoint for a ransomware attack that can shut down entire operations for long periods of time and impact thousands of victims in the process. No industry vertical and no operation, big or small, is immune to these dangers, which is why it is of paramount impor- tance that anyone with access to your data would follow best practices to keep your operations secure. Best Practices For Data Security Every industry and every operation uses data in dif- ferent ways, but there are some common practices that can be used to make sure the data is safe and secure, regardless of the vertical. As the creator of Helios, the ma- chine learning and IIoT platform engineered to increase profit and minimize loss in the corrugated industry, SUN Automation has incorporated as one of its core best prac- tices the encryption of data. We practice encryption both when the data is being transmitted between sources, and when it is at rest in the database. This is done so that no matter when or where in the process data may be seen or accessed, it means nothing to a third party without the en- cryption key. The significance of this practice is that it pro- tects operations against virtual hacks and leaks as well as physical attacks, such as somebody exiting a facility with a physical harddrive, whether deliberate or accidental. Another practice that is implemented by the Helios


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