Internet of Things in the Enterprise as a Production Process Control System

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1216)


Internet of Things (IoT), which is based on objects and devices equipped with sensors, differs from the traditional concept of the Internet based on data servers connected to users’ access terminals. In the IoT concept, first of all, the transfer of data between objects is important, and interaction with humans is based on immediate needs and demands. Forecasts indicate that in 2020, over 70% of enterprises will invest in technical infrastructure and build an Internet of Things platform for their organizations. This year, 50 billion devices will be connected to the network around the world. The use of modern technologies contributes to the improvement of processes in the enterprise, and the equipment of production equipment with sensors allows better control of their operation. The Internet of Things, along with artificial intelligence and 5G technology, is transforming the economy and seems to be an inevitable process that is associated with a large increase in automation. It will significantly increase the system’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks until security measures are included in new hardware and software, and security personnel will be increased accordingly to monitor new services and methods. Automated security monitoring will be crucial. However, an enterprise using this technology should secure access to the global Internet network in several ways to become independent of the possibility of failure outside its area of operation. The Internet of Things generates a lot of data, so it is crucial to ensure that they are securely transmitted and stored. The use of big data analytics to optimize the production process will not fulfill its function when the same sensor connections to the cloud are used by cybercriminals to paralyze production or the functioning of the enterprise. Systems previously inaccessible via the Internet suddenly become visible throughout the entire world network. Whether we manage to secure the Internet of Things against attacks will depend on whether it turns out to be the optimal solution. Technical security and cyber security are closely related. As a result of the research, the article presents not only the most common mistakes in data security policies made by enterprises, but also presents selected options for increasing the protection of corporate data.


Systems engineering Cloud computing management Internet of Things IoT Industry 4.0 Industrial Internet of Things IIoT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and ManagementPoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

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