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In the framework of the SBS support activities targeting digital SMEs, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance published an SBS SME Guide on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with a special focus on security. The SBS SME Guide on Industrial IoT was developed by a group of experts in IoT and information security and led by SBS Expert, Massimo Vanetti.
The guide provides SMEs with guidance on the most important issues, including security vulnerabilities, to consider for the adoption of IoT. The guide discusses how security standards can support SMEs in addressing these vulnerabilities.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is continuously proving to enhance accessibility, competitiveness, and resilience of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). IoT paves the way towards the improvement of industrial operations and the digital transformation of traditionally analogue companies. As such, it is a key priority of the European Commission’s plan for the “twin transition” to a green and digital economy.
This guide is an effort to provide small businesses with a lightweight guide to adopting industrial IoT solutions to digitalise and improve their operations within a secure environment. It starts by providing a rationale to adopt IoT and provide use cases that shows how IoT is capable of solving common issues in an industry setting.
Acknowledging the importance of working in a secure environment, the guide offers SMEs with security guidance at an organisational and operational levels based on international standards such as the security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems (ISA/IEC-62443) and the Information Technology Management (ISO/IEC 27001).
Download the SBS SME Guide on Industrial IoT.