Time to strengthen IoT deployments


Businesses in the transport and logistics sector recognise their approaches to cybersecurity must be strengthened but are not yet taking the practical steps to safeguard their Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, according to a study undertaken on behalf of Inmarsat.

Despite recognising the enhanced security threats of the Industrial IoT, just 38% have invested in new security technologies and only 39% have partnered with security
specialists for assistance, indicating that not enough is being done to secure operations.

One driver for this response is a lack of relevant skills, with 59% of respondents reporting that they lacked staff with cybersecurity skills to deliver their Industrial IoT deployments.

“While Industrial IoT presents immensely exciting possibilities for businesses across the transport and logistics sector, it also increases the risk that they will face cybersecurity
issues,” says Tara MacLachlan, Vice- President for Industrial IoT at Inmarsat Enterprise.

“A network is only secure as its weakest point, and with Industrial IoT increasing the potential surface area for cyberattacks, transport businesses must ensure that they harden every element of their IoT deployments,” Tara concludes.

Jonathan Sinnatt
Email: jonathan.sinnatt@inmarsat.com