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Welcome to Cybersecurity Week!

Over the next five days, visit Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s dedicated cybersecurity landing page to get expert insights on best practices and solutions for protecting manufacturing facilities. Check out our resources!

FREE WEBINAR TOMORROW: Securing manufacturing’s digital evolution

Join MA and Fortinet on Oct. 19 at 1 pm ET. Industry expert Rick Peters will explore the impact and considerations for safe and secure operations.

Manitoba manufacturers among four companies receiving $4.1M from feds

Two manufacturing companies and a trades school in Manitoba are among four beneficiaries receiving over $4.1 million in funding from the federal government.

ISA releases best practices for secure PLC coding

A new document outlining secure PLC coding practices is now available from the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA) and admeritia GmbH.

Confronting the ransomware threat: strategies to safeguard your facility

Bolstered by recent success, ransomware attackers are better resourced and more brazen. Unwitting manufacturers have become a prime target. » Read more

Report: 2021 ransomware survey

Fortinet recently surveyed 455 business leaders and cybersecurity professionals worldwide to gauge their state of readiness to defend against the growing challenge of ransomware. » More info

Assessing the state of OT security and the cyber supply chain

In March 2021, the Enterprise Strategy Group completed a research survey of 150 senior information technology (IT), cybersecurity, and operational technology (OT) professionals directly knowledgeable about their organization’s OT footprint and cybersecurity practices. » More info

Protecting plant and manufacturing operations from the expanding attack surface

Plant and manufacturing operations leaders need to be sure their security technologies effectively control network access, while preventing lateral movement among and between network segments. » More info

Effective ICS cybersecurity using the IEC 62443 standard

Improving ICS security typically involves a thorough risk assessment followed by a security assessment (also known as a vulnerability assessment), both of which are supplemented by reports detailing vulnerabilities, weaknesses and recommendations. » More info

Fortinet debuts two new services as part of security offering

Fortinet has added two new services to its security offering that assist with AIOps network operations. » Read full article

The OT Symposium is now available on demand! Ensure a secure future for industrial controls

The Fortinet Operational Technology Symposium provides best practices on how to secure the future of industrial controls. All sessions are now available on-demand. » Read full article

Top 10 industrial automation trends in 2021

Industry experts shared automation trends for 2021. It is time to review what trends have gained momentum throughout the year. » Read full article

German Technology Day 2021

Date: Oct. 26, 2021
Location: Toronto, ON and online
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German Technology Day 2021

Date: Nov. 2, 2021
Location: Montreal, QC
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Expo Toronto

Date: Nov. 9-11, 2021
Location: Toronto, ON
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2021 Automation Fair

Date: Nov. 9-11, 2021
Location: Houston, Texas and online
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