There are additional steps that are easy to implement like encryption using SSL certificates on industrial devices. “Still, if the information you are communicating has no business value that would be obvious to an external agent, then security risks are highly mitigated,” added Sobel. The motion and kinematic data can be suppressed by the MTConnect agent by removing or filtering items that may be considered too risky, thus alleviating any risk of sensitive IP being lost.
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