Members of Trusted Computing Group announced new efforts to provide foundational security for industrial systems in increasingly connected factories and other industrial environments facing growing security threats.
“The connection of manufacturing, critical infrastructure and other industries to the Internet brings many benefits, but the associated potential for ransomware and malicious attacks presents major risks that can cause chaos for businesses and their customers and partners,” said TCG Embedded Systems Work Group and Industrial Sub Group Chair Steve Hanna, Infineon. “TCG members offer deep experience in embedded security that can be applied to industrial security, whether connected or not, to protect the systems, data and networks that we all rely on daily.”
The Industrial Sub Group will develop guidance for securing industrial equipment and a profile for using TPM 2.0 in industrial equipment. TCG members have contributed to the development of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Internet Security Framework, which recommends using the TPM to secure endpoints.