Anomalix White Paper Securing Robotics

Humans have always held a fascination with robots. Robotics are the unusual fusion of art, technology and engineering. From the initial design of mechanical devices to perform tasks in Ancient Egypt and Greece to the 1950s and 60s versions of what we now call a robot, we have been in an eternal search to create technologies to assist us in life. We have surrounded ourselves with robots in movies as well as space exploration, and with each step, we move closer to the visions of both science fiction and fact. Even the ultimate Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci, dreamed of functioning robots.

We have surpassed Isaac Asimov’s insightful idea of robotics as helpful tools and have now entered the next stage, where convenience and cost-effective aspect of robotics is the next wave of technology for Industry 4.0. Robotics are part of many verticals, from manufacturing and healthcare to human-like robots, and in the world of the industrial Internet of things (IoT), security is a priority. We are currently facing the challenge of trying to keep up with the fast pace of the future while protecting the technologies that we are creating. Cybercriminals have taken keen notice of this landscape, and even Asimov may not have anticipated the place where we find ourselves today. Traditional methods used to combat cybercrime are not effective. If steps aren’t taken, the costs will spiral out of control. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) estimates that the global cost for cybercrime last year may be as much as $600 billion.

Anomalix White Paper Securing Robotics