Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Avnet explains how to harden IoT-connected supply chain

Steve Rogerson
May 1, 2018
 
IoT connectivity in the factory of the future has put industrial supply chains in the crosshairs of the world’s most sophisticated and malicious cyber criminals, according to technology distributor Avnet.
 
“The distinct challenges around fortifying today’s connected industrial control and civil infrastructure systems are often either misunderstood or underestimated,” said Wade McDaniel, publisher of the firm’s supply chain journal Supply Chain Navigator.
 
The latest issue shares insights from the US Department of Homeland Security, Cisco and other voices in the cyber-security field into the distinct cyber risk challenges facing members of the industrial supply chain, as well as tips for building more effective cyber hygiene into today’s IoT-enabled value networks.
 
It also contains an interview with HP’s chief supply chain officer Stuart Pann. And it looks at managing natural resource dependencies in supply chains and how AI can be a force for good in supply chain management.