Cisco talks about cybersecurity solutions for digital manufacturing


The big priority of all networking companies is focused on cybersecurity and it does not come as a surprise that it is also a big part of Cisco’s push, especially when it comes to manufacturing.

At the Hannover Messe 2018, Cisco has talked about solutions for manufacturing as well as security in operational technology (OT) such as ICS and IoT devices.

According to Cisco’s 2018 annual cybersecurity report, there is a rise in cybercriminal activity, especially in the industrial market, where there were two big incidents that took place in 2017 and are still under investigation.

Cisco has recently published a blog which talks about intent-based security in manufacturing, which focuses on Cisco’s security solutions for Industrie 4.0, which is a name for the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and usually referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. Also known as the Industry 4.0, the term includes technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and cognitive computing.

The same blog post, written by Scot Wlodarczak, Market Manager for Industry Marketing at Cisco, also talks about Cisco’s Industrial Network Director (IND), which is a unique network management tool which pulls together IT tools like Identity Services Engine, and Stealthwatch in a single interface, providing much better integration of IT security systems with visibility to industrial assets.

Cisco puts a lot of focus on manufacturing and Industry 4.0 so there we will probably hear a lot more about it in the future.