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Security for the age of disruption

Dave West, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, Japan & China, Cisco | Oct. 25, 2016
The most important question business leaders can ask themselves is not what kind of cybersecurity solutions their organisations need, but what are they going to do differently.

Security in the manufacturing sector
The announcement of security practices to address threats across the supply chain will remain an important focus, especially with ASEAN's large manufacturing base. The region in particular is expected to see a high adoption of IoT- Machine-to-Machine (M2M) modules in the Asia Pacific is set to increase at 19% CAGR over the next five years to reach 5.2 billion connections by 2020 (Cisco VNI Report, 2016). Through the combination of smart sensor and network technologies, IoT stands at the forefront of the fast-transforming manufacturing sector, and with this rise of IoT adoption, each device is now a potential entry point for a network attack by hackers, criminals or insiders.

The increasingly pervasive use of 3-D printing has also redefined the importance of security; manufacturers will now need to have visibility across the network and the factory floor. This has forced security to evolve from a piecemeal, device-by-device basis to a more comprehensive approach, highlighting the ever-increasing need to enable protection for businesses before, during and after attacks.

 

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