Network security in Industry 4.0 is becoming increasingly important in the context of the digitalization of services and working models. Those in charge are in constant contact with their partners in the value chain. Thus, customers, partners and suppliers expect a reliable and trustworthy base for access to this network.
The industrial sector is faced with a great number of critical challenges:
- Digitalization of the production chain
Networked production sites are lucrative targets for cyberattacks. This is all the more relevant because large parts of the industry are still too ill-equipped to avoid these new risks.
- Strategic and critical applications
The backbone of the business and a concentration of valuable data. These applications present a crucial main point of attack for cybercriminals, who gain access by means of phishing or identity theft.
The increasing use of cloud services and infrastructures also opens up new lines of attack; account spoofing enables access to critical sensitive data and information.
Non-secure employee access to the company network is the easiest way for hackers to get to sensitive data.
How can companies from the manufacturing industry confront these threats by taking measures to ensure stronger protection of identities and of access to internal and external applications?
With conpal MFA, companies can integrate a flexible security level that unequivocally and securely authenticates the users. Providing options for various authentication mechanisms, from two-factor, two-step and browser authentication through to passwordless authentication using an OTP or integrated authentication in applications, the solution allows a choice of the most suitable access option for all the links in the value chain – for partners and customers too, even in external locations.