Greater security for critical infrastructures
Security and data protection requirements tightened
In the age of digitisation, people are not the only ones communicating with one another, as networked objects also exchange data. The term “machine-to-machine" (M2M) is used to describe this form of electronic communication. According to information provided in 2018 by leading statistics portal Statista, we are set to see massive growth in this field by 2021.
Alongside automation of production (aka Industry 4.0), key topics in this development include networking of modes of transport with road traffic and the associated infrastructure, as well as the use of information and communication systems in vehicles, the energy market and healthcare. As the systems and components used become increasingly complex, networked and thereby create massive data volumes, these critical infrastructures offer growing potential for attacks on functionality, security and privacy.