CYBERSECURITY – VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF ATTACKS, CHALLENGES AND DEFENCE STRATEGIES IN INDUSTRY 4.0 ECOSYSTEM
Technology along with its uses has increased the interconnected digital ecosystem. It also has heavy usage of data. When the data is in digital form, it is threatened by various cyber-attacks, which increases the need for cyber-security. Industry 4.0 has data as its basic fuel, therefore the vulnerability towards cyber-attacks increases in industry 4.0. In this study, we have identified various risks in the ecosystem of industry 4.0. Most evident vulnerabilities for cyber-security have been determined in control systems protocols, unable to manage network devices effectively, neglect of periodic infiltration tests, unprotected connections, and untrained personnel. In this study, these vulnerabilities are identified and cyber defense strategies are determined. The corporate and end-users are guided to implement preventions at the same time. The various vulnerabilities identified and their prevention will ensure that the damage from these vulnerabilities is minimal..