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Defence-in-Depth: Before unleashing the IoT, secure it

Factories are poised to capture more value from the IoT than any other setting in the next 10 years. The true IoT value at stake, however, will be dependent on the course that industry charts.

Six must-do action items to minimize your risk of cyber attacks

Cybersecurity is a hot-button issue these days and while it’s been commonly noted that manufacturing companies must be proactive in protecting themselves, some organizations may not know where to begin. Here are six action items to keep in mind when implementing a cybersecurity plan.

Survey shows low adoption of industrial cybersecurity measures

Industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt cybersecurity measures to protect their data and operations, even as attacks have increased around the globe, according to a Honeywell study.

Cybercrime a grave threat to automated equipment

The thought of a multi-tonne piece of equipment running amok or shutting down at a critical time in the resource gathering process is a nightmare scenario for chief information and security officers in the oilpatch and other resource-rich regions of Canada.
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Five steps to guard against IP theft

For every manufacturing firm, sensitive data is the most valuable asset. If this information is lost or stolen, manufacturers not only face significant fines and penalties, but also suffer a hit to their reputations and public trust. » Read full article

Data diode technology: Improving the security and interoperability of manufacturing systems

Any disruption in a manufacturing process has a ripple effect downstream. Even if you don't consider your type of manufacturing part of critical infrastructure, you're more than likely a not-too-distant relative and, therefore, have a responsibility to protect your process networks from security breaches. » Read full article

The top five fears of Cloud computing

Cloud computing continues to rise in deployments, with users citing economic advantages, speed, agility, flexibility, elasticity and ongoing innovation. » Read full article

Cybersecurity for Industry 4.0 operational technology

Information technology security and operational technology security are different, in several ways — the most significant difference can be shown in terms of attack outcomes. One major constraint to protecting industrial systems, even for industrial companies themselves, is a misunderstanding of the difference between IT and OT. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: March 7-8, 2018
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North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 10-11, 2018
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The Vision Show

Location: Boston, Mass.
Date: April 10-12, 2018
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Focus On Manufacturing Security

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: April 18, 2018
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Hannover Messe

Location: Hannover, Germany
Date: April 23-27, 2018
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Smart Manufacturing Experience

Location: Boston, Mass
Date: April 30-May 2, 2018
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