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Industry 4.0: Cybersecurity [Full subscriber]

Introduction The increasing digitalization of companies and the associated networking of nearly all sectors are generating tremendous economic potential. Figure 1. Why is industrial security so important? Today over 20 billion devices and machines are already connected via the Internet. By 2030 this number will grow to about half a trillion. Digitalization and connectivity can be drivers for growth and prosperity, but increasing connectivity also creates new vulnerabilities that need to be responded to quickly and consistently (figure 1). This also applies to companies in the food and beverage industry. In 2017 one of the world’s largest food and beverage…

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