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Whitepaper: Trust in the IIoT

In the context of the IIoT, security plays a particularly important role. In addition to the theft of trade secrets, the consequences of a cyber-attack can include production downtime and physical damage to plant and equipment. To prevent this, security should already be taken into account during system design. The collected data and the connected devices should be trusted.


Over the last ten years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become an increasingly important topic. Billions of devices worldwide collect data, perform actions, and communicate with each other and with various cloud platforms. The IoT is not only a popular topic in the consumer sector. It has long since reached industry. To differentiate between the two, the term Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is often used to refer to the peculiarities of the industrial application of IoT technology.