“Cyber threats today to operational areas are increasing because of the lack of real ability to protect the real assets of enterprises and infrastructure—the processes themselves and the end equipment.
“The industry’s tendency toward… smart infrastructure—Industry 4.0—raises the immediate need for stronger network security and data transfer solutions. These smart enterprises will need to be able to remotely monitor and control the various processes and use the Internet and cellular network on a large scale. IP addresses, MAC (media access control), etc. are fertile grounds for strong cyber crime opportunities.”