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Industrial IoT security must target 3 risk categories


Many organizations across verticals already implement industrial IoT, but that doesn’t mean their deployments are secure.
IIoT introduces various operational technology (OT) architectures with different threat vectors and associated risks to traditional IT systems. Many risks have existed for decades, but some emerge with IIoT connections.

Common security risks that IIoT devices and associated technology bring to organizations can be organized into three categories: administrative and operational risks, technical risks and physical risks. 

1. Administrative and operational risks
This type of risk involves human-made risks, whether accidental or intentional, such as incorrect use of IIoT devices or an attacker trying to …

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