Critical industrial infrastructures such as energy, water treatment and transportation are increasingly using industrial cloud services such as those provided by such as Aveva Insight, Amazon AWS and Azure IoT to create digital twins and increase productivity. However, sending data from critical networks out to an industrial cloud is very different from sending data from IT, IoT or other business assets. In many cases the risk to safe and continuous industrial operations outweigh the benefits of the cloud service, and thus trigger objections at all levels. Worse, a cloud based supply chain attack could cripple hundreds of critical infrastructure sites at once.
6 September 2022, 4:00 pm BST