ABB has been advancing technologies of the Internet of Things, Services and People (IoTSP) for more than a decade. As opportunities of the IoTSP evolve, so too does the need to be protected from cyber security threats.
For ABB, protection of the IoTSP's interwoven systems of information technology and operational technology is central to the company’s Next Level strategy. With over half of ABB’s products related to software, the company and its thousands of software developers, commissioning engineers and service personnel recognize the importance of integrating cyber protection along the life cycle of a product. No single solution can keep increasingly interconnected systems secure, so ABB works with customers to create a defense-in-depth approach where multiple security layers detect and deter threats – if, where and when they may arise.
In addition to its own Group Cyber Security Council, ABB is active in cyber security standardization efforts through many external initiatives. ABB participates in the platform Industrie 4.0 as well as in the Industrial Internet Consortium, working together with global companies, groups and universities to accelerate the secure adoption of the IoTSP.