Networked devices can give businesses a real boost with innovation, but anything connected to the Internet can be vulnerable to cyber attacks. From corporate servers to cloud storage, cybercriminals can find a way to attack systems in many places in an IoT ecosystem. So security is not a luxury but a must with any IoT project.
Especially in industries with systems that were previously separated from the "normal" IT landscape, i.e. classic OT (Operational Technology) environments, many new challenges around (cyber-) security arise. This is especially true in environments where the integration of protocols and devices that were not designed as part of a TCP/IP world (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol).