After the announcement of “Industry 4.0,” ‘Smart Factories’ have emerged as an important topic in the IoT era. To develop a Smart Factory, tens of thousands of sensors are required and it is necessary to track down the location of parts in real time while collecting and analyzing data before proceeding to the automation process.
Complex and precise industrial management systems remain vulnerable to malicious attacks by hackers. Malfunctions of certain facility parts can compromise safety and quality of products. They can even lead to severe personal injuries and property damage. To solve this problem, an organization was established to respond to Smart Factory security threats. In 2008 in the U.S. and Korea, the Smart Factory Group was organized to deal with security issues.
At Penta Security, we have extensive security system references and expertise in Smart Factory security such as AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure). Companies looking to introduce Smart Factories are required to authenticate and protect communication between their systems while ensuring the security of their servers and infrastructure in order to prevent personal injuries and maintain processing quality.