Connectivity: The Key to IoT Data Communications
Unlocking Interoperability via the Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework
From a practical viewpoint, IIoT components and subsystems are built at different times, by different teams, and in different places. In order to interoperate, they need to be able to communicate meaningfully. In order to communicate, the underlying connectivity infrastructure must facilitate the exchange of information between the participants.
The Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF) is a comprehensive resource for understanding Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity considerations. Developed by international connectivity experts, the IICF defines the minimum expectations required to build next generation IIoT systems with syntactic interoperability between components and subsystems.
An ACG Analysis, Research Brief and Webinar Developed in Partnership with RCR Wireless. Concurrent innovations in 5G radio access and in network control and application delivery using virtualization and the cloud at multiple layers of the ‘stack’ will bring services to market not feasible in the past. This fortunate combination makes the arrival of 5G especially inspiring. Evaluating several of the more impactful new radio access innovations, the way they benefit from virtualization and the cloud in managing the network and and delivering new applications, and examining the benefits these enhancements bring to stakeholders in the 5G and IIoT ecosystems is the focus of this research.
One area of innovations in 5G and IIoT is to support a massive scale of connectivity for ‘things’ for commercial and industrial use. In many cases use of low power access technologies such as LoRa is integral to supporting new applications at scale. In other cases innovative data distribution mechanisms such as Coordinated Multi-Point communications (or CoMP) to support the use of diverse types of end-stations are crucial to bringing the versatility, efficiency and scale to IIoT that some applications need. In parallel support for highly reliable and ultra-low latency communication for applications in transportation, health care, public safety and other vertical sectors will harness new frequency bands and transmission management techniques to accomplish their functions.
This research brief and webinar from ACG Research will examine the symbiosis between 5G radio access innovations and the technologies of virtualization and the cloud for delivering IIoT at scale in ways that have not been possible in the past.
What is your first line of defense against cyberattacks? Secure endpoints! Endpoints are everywhere in the IIoT landscape. Without proper security, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems are not trustworthy, putting organizations, their missions and the greater public at increased risk. The viability of the IIoT depends on proper implementation of security to counter the growing and ever changing threats that are emerging.
On February 22, 2017, editors of the IISF and security experts from the Industrial Internet Consortium will discuss the endpoint protection/security model and policy in its Industrial Internet Security Framework (IISF) document and present a real-world customer use case for an approach taken to secure an industrial system.
Industrial Internet Security in Action --
Interoperable IIoT Security Event Monitoring
(Inlcuding a preview of security interop demo at Hannover Messe)
With the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0, manufacturers are adding more connected devices and sharing operation data with IT systems within their own factories and businesses, and they are extending information exchange across their entire value chain. This increased digitization offers a host of benefits to businesses, partners, suppliers and customers. But such connectivity must not itself put sensitive equipment at risk. Security is important within a single manufacturers’ plants, and across every participant in the value chain. Since there is no single, homogeneous security environment, multiple companies and systems that need to work together.
JOIN THE WEBINAR TO LEARN:
-How a strong Identity and Root-of-Trust forms the foundation of IoT Security
-How to securely connect systems from the operational domain (OT), to become more accessible to the information technology (IT) domain.
-How to implement end-to-end security from device to cloud
-How 24 IIC Members will demonstrate secure, interoperable IIoT event monitoring at Hannover Messe
Today's computing infrastructure is changing dramatically to support new requirements in design and structure. This is no more evident than in the Internet of Things, where new types of machines driven by vast, complex industrial, distributed systems, can’t operate without connectivity. These new machines will transform our infrastructure into smart freeways, distributed power generation and autonomous driving cars, etc., revolutionizing the workplace and our lives for years to come.
These new IoT systems need data-centric technology that directly addresses real-time systems to explicitly manage the communications “data model.” No matter what application – from financial trading platforms, to medical devices, to smart electrical grids, to exploration and production and to transportation – industries need solutions to find right data then communicates it to its intended destination in a reliable, flexible, fast, and secure manner.
To learn more about the proven standard for data-connectivity in mission- and business-critical systems join OMG's webinar featuring experts from the leading DDS middleware vendors; PrismTech, RTI and Twin Oaks Computing
Interoperability at all levels of the IIoT stack is key for the success of industrial IoT projects that require both OT and IT systems to work together. Interoperability, like security, cannot be an afterthought, it needs to be architected in the IIoT solution from the start.
In the webinar we will address key concepts of Interoperability from the device level to the business process application.
The Industrial Internet Business Strategy & Innovation Framework
The competitive landscape is changing in ways which have yet to become completely clear. Collaboration and mastery of new skills, such as those within IIoT, will be essential to business success. An organized, disciplined approach to moving forward with IIoT is essential to that success. The Business Strategy and Innovation framework offers this approach with guidance and best practices derived from industry experts within the Industrial Internet Consortium membership.
Incremental improvements in supply chain operations are no longer enough in the competitive aerospace marketplace. Advanced analytics are key to enabling step-level changes, but developing and implementing those analytics requires an organization that can develop, implement, interpret and act on the same. This session will explore the challenges involved and how to address them. Discussion points include understanding what drives the need for analytics, what gets in the way and critical success factors. We'll also examine case studies on what can happen with 13 weeks, a motivated team and a value proposition.Read more >
Introduced in 2004, the Data Distribution Service has developed into a mature and proven connectivity standard within the IIoT. Today, DDS is at the heart of a large number of mission- and business-critical systems such as, Air Traffic Control and Management, Train Control Systems, Energy Production Systems, Medical Devices, Autonomous Vehicles, and Smart Cities. Considering the technological trends towards data-centricity and the rate of adoption, tomorrow DDS will be at the heart of an incredible number of Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems.
To help you become an expert in DDS and expand your skills in the growing DDS market, Object Management Group offers this DDS technical oveview webinar series covering three key areas: (1) the essence of DDS and data-centric systems, (2) how to effectively exploit DDS Quality of Service to build applications that perform and scale, and (3) securing your distributed DDS system.
This webinar, Part III of the OMG DDS Webinar series, will take an in-depth look at the latest advances in the DDS standards to meet the demanding cyber-security requirements of today’s industrial connected systems. From authentication and access control to integrity and encryption, learn how to leverage DDS Security features to secure your connected system against cyber attacks, while maintaining a flexible, scalable architecture. Presented by Nina Tucker, Vice President of Twin Oaks Computing.
Part I of the OMG DDS Webinar Series: Introduction to DDS and Key Abstractions presented by Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., of ADLink Technologies and co-chair of OMG's DDS Special Interest Group, is available here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/12231/252365
Part II of the OMG DDS Webinar series: Applying DDS QoS to Solve Real-World Problems, presented by Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, Ph.D., CTO of RTI and Co-Chair of OMG's DDS Special Interest Group, is available here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/12231/252387
Introduced in 2004, the Data Distribution Service has developed into a mature and proven connectivity standard within the IIoT. Today, DDS is at the heart of a large number of mission- and business-critical systems such as Air Traffic Control and Management, Train Control Systems, Energy Production Systems, Medical Devices, Autonomous Vehicles, and Smart Cities. Considering the technological trends towards data-centricity and the rate of adoption, tomorrow DDS will be at the heart of an incredible number of Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems.
To help you become an expert in DDS and expand your skills in the growing DDS market, Object Management Group offers this DDS technical overview webinar series covering three key areas: (1) the essence of DDS and data-centric systems, (2) how to effectively exploit DDS Quality of Service to build applications that perform and scale, and (3) securing your distributed DDS system.
This webinar, Part II of the OMG DDS Webinar series, will cover in detail the mechanisms available in DDS to meet challenging real-world application requirements; from discovery to state management, information consistency, data durability, reliability and scalable information distribution. With over 20 different quality-of-service (Qos) policies DDS provides ready-made configurable patterns that can be used to meet most of these use-cases. Learn to leverage DDS Qos and patterns to simplify your application code and increase the robustness of your system. Presented by Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, Ph.D., CTO of RTI and Co-Chair of OMG's DDS Special Interest Group.
Part I: Introduction to DDS and Key Abstractions presented by Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., of ADLink Technology and co-chair of OMG's DDS Special Interest Group, is available here https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/12231/252365
Part III: Using DDS to Secure Data Communications presented by Nina Tucker, Vice President of Twin Oaks Computing here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/12231/252391
A Practical Guide to the Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework:
The IIC’s Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF) evaluates the most commonly-used standards: OPC UA, DDS, OneM2M, HTTP, MQTT, and CoAP. It also proposes an architecture for integrating them into a true Internet. However, with 130 pages it can be dense reading. This session will provide a simple set of questions to help you get off to the right start for your IIoT application.
Don’t confuse the Internet of Things (IoT) with the Industrial IoT (IIoT), which typically has much more stringent characteristics. That’s because the IIoT usually involves some sort of manufacturing, robotics, or other mission-critical application, where down-time can be measured in dollars, often lots of them. In Day 3 of this three-day class, we’ll look at how to best power your IIoT application, which could include FPGA power and design considerations for high-speed RS-485 data links. The class will use the Intersil PowerCompass tool to help simplify the design. Day 3 sponsored by IntersilRead more >
As we learned in our first class, we need a cohesive platform of tools and various ‘building blocks’ to build a robust cloud-based IoT solution to meet the needs of even high-reliability IIoT applications. In this second class on cloud-based design for the IoT, our expert instructor will discuss how a combination of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies and software-defined architecture (SDA) from Wind River® is ushering in a new era of IoT innovation. Some of the topics to be covered include development tools and example pre-build platforms for many popular targets, connectivity and control APIs, and network and infrastructure platforms and services. Our instructor will also cover the topics of how to assure our communications and data are secure and properly communicated, filtered, collected, and safely stored. Current industry estimates are that only 10-25% of data is actually collected and stored – when this data increases by perhaps two orders of magnitude in the next five years, how can we assure that we can indeed collecting, communicating, using, and saving the data we need? We will look at some of the answers to that question in this class. Sponsored by Wind River.Read more >
Machine Learning and Time Sensitive Networking in the Smart Factory: How the IIoT makes critical data available when & where it is needed.
In today’s digital age, the rapid emergence of IoT is changing operations throughout the manufacturing domain. Machines and systems have become more intelligent and more connected, and the proliferation of sensors generates a non-stop flow of data. This wealth of actionable information provides the key to unlocking higher efficiency and increased reliability of machines and systems. The opportunity lies in harvesting the data.
Join IIoT experts from the Industrial Internet Consortium to discover exciting developments in the field of machine learning -- products and systems taking action on their own -- and how this self-optimization will play a pivotal role in enhancing the intelligence of the factory. We will also showcase the Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) testbed and the technology used to support real-time control and synchronization of high performance machines over a single, standard Ethernet network.
What you will learn:
-How IIoT connectivity has enabled data from the operational domain (OT), to become more accessible to the information technology (IT) domain.
-How Machine Learning will lead to real-time, self-optimization of Industrial Systems and help reduce downtime via predictive and preventative maintenance.
-How TSN capabilities are extending standard Ethernet (IEEE 802.1 & 802.3) to enable more devices, applications, and deterministic potential to manufacturing networks.
In our first two classes, we have looked at the needs of a cloud-based IoT solution and how to design and build it. In this final class our expert instructor will cover the critical aspects of how to test and deploy our IoT solution, and more importantly, how to keep it secure and operational through ongoing monitoring and maintenance. We will look at how Device Cloud enables ongoing monitoring and maintenance for the devices through the entire life cycle of the IoT solution from design through end-of life. Particular elements to be covered will include Device Cloud functionality such as edge management and data management. Still in its relative infancy, the IoT is already being hacked at an alarming rate. We need to include the tools and the platform to stay one step ahead, keep our devices secure and up-to-date, and maintain a vigilant ‘eye’ on the system throughout its life. Sponsored by Wind River.Read more >
Recent events have proven that you can never be too careful when you’re designing batteries into your systems, and that covers everything from wearables to hybrid/EV battery packs. In Day 1 of this three-day class, we’ll look at how to make your battery packs safer; how to build a USB-to-controller interface that “talks” to a power device; and how to extend battery life in wearable devices. The class concludes with a question and answer period between the attendees and the expert instructor. Day 1 sponsored by Intersil.Read more >
With the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) many are trying to understand how their organization can step up to the new world of connected things that can cause harm, lead to safety issues, and could serve for decades. Join this session as we explore the driving concepts behind creating a safe, secure, and reliable IIoT system and look at how OMG standards play their role in the new IIoT marketplace and IIoT ecosystems as we evolve our IT & OT cultures into the IIoT culture. Topics discussed include:
* Safe, Reliable, and Secure - how to tell?
* Sourcing and integrating trustworthy components
* Standards and evidence-based value chains in IIoT ecosystems
A practical way to get started with IIoT in a brownfield factory is by creating a “Green Patch in your Brownfield.”
Everyone is talking about deploying IIoT in brownfields to achieve incremental gains in productivity. But in the greenfield, IIoT can deliver a game changer: to change your business model to mass customization through adaptive machines. Batch size of one. Deliver direct from the production line to consumers. Flatten your supply chain, your sales chain. No greenfield in your near future? To get started, get focused. For your next capex, put a 'focused factory' in your existing plant -- a 'green patch' in your brownfield. Learn from a pilot project the full potential of IIoT with today's state of the art automation technologies, not the legacy assets of the brownfield.
Modernization initiatives such as "Industry 4.0" and "Industrial IoT" are pushing industrial networks to be more connected as well as more complex and challenging to protect. In this session we will demonstrate how you can establish granular visibility and consistent security policy to your SCADA deployment, IIoT and remote sites in even the harsh environments. In other words, we can show you how to protect all of your IT AND OT infrastructure.
Join this webinar to learn about:
- Consistent and integrated deployment securing traffic across the SCADA core, remote sites, controlled/harsh environments, IIoT and industrial cloud
- Zero-trust segmentation using the PA-220R ruggedized Next-Gen Firewall across IT and OT environments
- Leveraging central management to increase administrative efficiency and provide cybersecurity and ICS network traffic intelligence to OT and IT
Introduced in 2004, the Data Distribution Service has developed into a mature and proven connectivity standard within the IIoT. Today, DDS is at the heart of a large number of mission- and business-critical systems such as, Air Traffic Control and Management, Train Control Systems, Energy Production Systems, Medical Devices, Autonomous Vehicles, and Smart Cities. Considering the technological trends towards data-centricity and the rate of adoption, tomorrow, DDS will be at the heart of an incredible number of Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems.
To help you become an expert in DDS and expand your skills in the growing DDS market, Object Management Group is offering this DDS Technical Overview webinar series covering three key areas: (1) the essence of DDS and data-centric systems, (2) how to effectively exploit DDS Quality of Service to build applications that perform and scale, and (3) securing your distributed DDS system.
Part I of the OMG DDS Webinar Series will get you started with DDS. We will (1) cover in great details DDS’ key abstractions, (2) introduce the essence of DDS-based data-centric and modular architectures, and (3) clearly position DDS with respect to messaging technologies. After attending this webcast you will know the fundamentals required to start using DDS in your next project. Presented by Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., CTO at ADLINK Technology and Co-Chair of the OMG's DDS Special Interest Group.
Part II: DDS QoS to Solve Real World Problems presented by Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, CTO of RTI and Co-Chair of OMG's DDS Special Interest Group is available here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/12231/252387
Part III: Using DDS to Secure Data Communications presented by Nina Tucker, Vice President, Twin Oaks Computing is available here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/12231/252391
Without proper security, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems are not trustworthy, putting organizations, their missions and the greater public at increased risk. The viability of the IIoT depends on proper implementation of security to counter the growing and ever changing threats that are emerging.
Addressing this challenge is critical to the success of the Industrial IoT, Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet revolution. To that end, Industrial Internet Consortium members have developed a common security framework and an approach to assess cybersecurity in Industrial Internet of Things systems: The Industrial Internet Security Framework (IISF).
On January 26, 2017, editors of the IISF and security experts from the Industrial Internet Consortium will provide an introduction to the approach needed to secure industrial systems and offer insights gained from one of our testbeds encompassing several security technologies.
Join the webinar to learn:
• The importance of securing the IIoT and why it differs from securing the IoT
• The value of securing industrial Internet systems
• Recommendations for engaging OT about developing an IIoT strategy
Don’t miss this webinar – first in a series of monthly webinars offered by the Industrial Internet Consortium.
February: Securing IIoT Endpoints
March: Securing the Smart Factory
Our modern society is built on automation, control systems and their management. The “Things”, mentioned often in the Internet of Things(IOT) and the Industrial Internet of Things(IIOT), are becoming smarter and more ubiquitous. If you think about all the automation controlled Things that have contributed to your day and try to list them you may be surprised and perhaps a little worried.
Food, Transport, Clothing, Water, Waste, Pharmaceuticals, Logistics, Medical Devices, Energy, Power, Defence, Hospitals, Cashpoints, Beverage Dispensers are just some of the examples of this melange of Things in our personal lives. Critical National Infrastructures are under immense pressure from Government, Regulators, and themselves to enhance the defences, improve monitoring and to re-work the gargantuan quantities of legacy systems.
The rise in attacks on these ‘Things’ has started to concern people. National Infrastructures are investing in improvement plans, many markets are ahead of the game but so much more is to be done. Meanwhile the bad guys get better at the attacking.
This presentation looks at the Growth, Reasons and Impact of these Cyber Threats, the real differences seen in the Industrial Cyber World and our current Capability Divide.
The presentation reviews many Common Sense Methodologies and strategies to Cyber Security improvements for End-Users, Vendors and Solution providers including a word about some recent Cyber Security Game Experiences for C-Level and all level education.
Awareness of the need for Cyber Security within our industrial landscape.
Understand the real differences between IT Cyber and OT/ICS/SCADA/IIOT Cyber
Understand the IT and OT Industry's current capabilities to address the need.
A Range of common-sense and innovative strategic approaches to cyber improvements.
In this 10 minute overview, learn how the industrial IoT is disrupting the transportation industry, what this means for your business, and how our transportation customers are successfully leveraging the IIoT to gain a competitive edge.Read more >