Protecting Industry 4.0 with Innovative Cybersecurity Solutions
Emerging Digital Technology
Global Aerospace MNC
Technology Scouting Subsidiary
Automated manufacturing processes have enabled companies to make their production lines more responsive to changes in demand, to achieve new levels of efficiency, and to identify and fix problems faster than ever. However, the interconnected nature of automated production lines also exposes manufacturers to new risks from cyber threats. For example, adversaries could manipulate their construction process to produce subtle, but potentially catastrophic defects, in the production of parts.
Our Client knew that their automated, interconnected, global supply chain was state-of-the-art as a manufacturing process, but they wanted to ensure that it was also sufficiently protected against cyber threats. Their initial research had revealed that few cybersecurity solutions existed that addressed their unique challenges as an industrial manufacturer. Additionally, most solutions would not protect their network of third-party suppliers. As a result, they wanted to acquire new technology, or partner with a company developing innovative cybersecurity technology, to create an effective solution for themselves.
They asked CamIn to predict what kinds of cyber threats they would most likely face over the next 5-10 years, and to evaluate what kinds of cyber security technologies will be necessary to address those threats. Additionally, they asked us to advise them on which companies are developing suitable cyber security technology that they could acquire and develop into complete solutions.
future vulnerabilities identified.
innovative start-ups identified for future partnerships.
CamIn developed technology roadmaps examining the cybersecurity challenges facing the Client’s production lines, computer networks, and extended supply chain. These roadmaps also included a thorough evaluation of the current market trends in each area, and the likely paths for future R&D and innovation. Then we identified emerging start-ups developing everything from intellectual property to production-ready solutions relevant to enhancing the Client’s cybersecurity in these three areas over the next 5-10 years.
We evaluated these technologies on their ability to meet current cyber threats, and forecast each technology’s potential in responding to critical types of cyber threats as they evolve.