Cybersecurity in the age of industry 4.0

Cybersecurity has become more relevant in recent years. This is mainly due to the increase in cyber attacks on companies and organizations, regardless of the number of workers. Cyber security is a particularly relevant topic for industry 4.0, as this industry relies on technology for its operation. This means that Industry 4.0 is particularly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. 

First, to understand the relationship between cybersecurity and industry 4.0, it is important to understand the basic principles of cybersecurity. 

Principles of cybersecurity 

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting networks, systems, data, and devices from attacks, cyberattacks, malware, and other security incidents. This is done through the use of techniques, cybersecurity policies and tools aimed at preventing, detecting, and mitigating risks before possible cyberattacks.  

That is, it includes the set of measures applied to protect computer systems from cyber and digital attacks.  These include the use of security tools such as firewall, antivirus, encryption, intrusion detection, among others, etc. 

These tools can be used to protect systems against cyber-attacks, as well as to prevent unauthorized access to data, preventing any possible information leakage or cyber threat. 

With the emergence of Industry 4.0, cyber security has become a very important part of industrial processes. This is especially relevant for the most critical sectors such as automation, transport, and defense, which increasingly depend on technological development to improve the competitiveness of their processes. 

 What is industry 4.0?  

Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is a technological and economic trend based on the interconnection of devices, systems and people.  Used to improve the efficiency and productivity of businesses and companies, allowing to create more secure and efficient systems for information management.  

This interconnection allows companies to share data and know the location of their products and services in real time. 

As you can learn in our previous blog the integration of IOT technology will revolutionize the current way we connect and live today. You can’t miss it!  

In this way, Industry 4.0 is extremely exposed to cyber-attacks. These attacks present security challenges and can have devastating repercussions for businesses, including loss of sensitive information and lack of privacy of personal data, supply chain disruption, and disruption of operation and production. 

This implies that manufacturers and companies must strengthen security measures to protect data against cyberattacks, as well as to prevent unauthorized access. 

The importance of cybersecurity measures 

It is crucial that Industry 4.0 takes cyber security seriously, as businesses need to ensure that their systems are up-to-date and protected against the latest cyber-attacks.  This involves implementing cybersecurity controls such as verifying users’ identity, encrypting data, and monitoring online activity.  In addition, it must be taken into account that devices connected to a network can be vulnerable, so it is important that companies take measures and thorough controls to ensure that all devices are protected against cyber-attacks. 

The implementation of cybersecurity controls is important that companies in Industry 4.0 also keep their employees well informed with cyber security plans, in order to minimize risks and avoid possible computer damage.  In such a way, employees must be aware of cyber threats and the risks they entail. This also implies that employees must be able to identify possible cyber-attacks and take the necessary measures to prevent them from occurring. 

Invest in cybersecurity solutions 

It is vitally important that Industry 4.0 invests in  cybersecurity solutions to protect itself. This includes, a threat analysis software, firewalls, backups, intrusion prevention technology.  These tools are essential to protect companies and avoid possible security breaches in organizations, as well as to guarantee the confidentiality of the information and ensure that data is safe. 

However, cyber security is necessary to prevent and detect cyber-attacks, but it is also necessary to adopt physical security measures to protect devices and systems and prevent possible physical intrusions. 

Did you know that the cost of cybercrime can cause more than 6 trillion worldwide? Specifically, it is estimated that  the next two years will increase to more  than 10.5 billion dollars, if you want to know more, then have  the link of the news.  

CENTUM DIGITAL specialized in providing cybersecurity solutions 

In short, cybersecurity is essential for industry 4.0 and for organizations and companies today. Therefore, from CENTUM Digital we help companies to guarantee their security and confidentiality through our intelligent cybersecurity solutions adapted to the needs of each company. 

By simplifying the perimeter, we avoid the possible risk of leakage and monitor user access to information systems. 



At Centum we help you protect your company against cybersecurity attacks and we help you focus your resources on the areas of greatest risk.
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