Securing customised products vital to avoid errors, says Kaspersky

Kaspersky and Siemens jointly organised a webinar, Securing Your Customised Future chaired by Stephan Neumeier from Kaspersky and digital industries by Raimund Klein from Siemens.  

Stephan, Managing Director for the Asia Pacific explained how the customisation of products would work and what would happen if there was a cyberattack. 

He shared that there are 50 billion devices connected globally and in four years it would go up to 75 billion.

“It is easy to customise your product and get it delivered to you within a few days. But what if your order gets hacked? Products like running shoes may have lesser threats compared to pharmaceutical items such as medicines or vaccines that could even be life-threatening,” Stephen highlighted.

Generally, human error is unavoidable, especially in the food manufacturing sector. With Covid-19, massive acceleration has taken place for automation. Robots have taken over humans as they are more accurate and hygienic, as well as lesser chances of mistake.

For example, Singapore’s smart floating fish farm, equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and video analytics system to monitor and analyse the temperature, movement, sickness, and food distribution.

This initiative was taken in order to supply sufficient fish according to the consumer demand locally. 

With regard to that, Raimund, the Executive Vice President of Southeast Asia said that the future of manufacturing will be completely consumer-centric. 

“Consumers want to know the origin of food sources and all relevant information during the harvesting process,” said Raimund. He also shared that China, Indonesia, and India are the three top countries for aquaculture production. 

In terms of cybersecurity for technological advancement, Stephan stressed that the Government plays a vital role in policies and regulations to increase cybersecurity awareness. 

“Due to the pandemic where most of us are bound to work from home, cyberattacks are increasing, especially malware. Therefore, specific training and cybersecurity practice to identify fake emails need to be provided to the workforce who work from home,” Stephan advised.

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