Industrial security

The world of automation is merging with the IT world. This presents new challenges for both the protection of people (safety) and the protection of sensitive data from a machine (security). As for the safety aspect, there’s a need to check the extent to which security issues influence functional safety. Harald Wessels, Product Manager, Product and Technology, Pilz GmbH & Co. KG, explains in an interview why industrial security is becoming more important, how safety and security are linked and the challenges we must face in the future.

Security gaps in automation can have devastating consequences. In this interview, Frank Eberle, Software Developer Network Systems, Advanced Development, Pilz GmbH & Co. KG, warns of the potential hazards that might arise from security gaps. In conclusion he shows some solution approaches to closing these gaps.

When human and robot work hand in hand and the world of automation merges with the IT world, the safety requirements are raised. Not only human and machine but also data and expertise must be reliably protected against threats, unauthorised access and misuse. Bernd Eisenhuth, CMSE, Customer Support, Pilz GmbH & Co. KG, explains in an interview the normative foundations for industrial security and the industrial security requirements that must be met.


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