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4 Measures Organizations Can Take to Protect OT Systems from Ransomware Attacks

  • by James McQuiggan
  • Opinion

Ransomware is no longer a hit and run type of attack. The criminals are utilizing phishing and other social engineering techniques to gain access to the IT network and pivoting through to the OT networks to copy and exfiltrate the data before leaving the customer with their data unavailable. It’s only a matter of time before criminal organizations are able to gain access to more OT facilities and organizations.

ARC Advisory Group Report: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) key to successful rollout of 5G networks

  • News

This ARC research explores current and historical market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading technology suppliers, and provides five-year global forecasts for the Geographic Information Systems market. 

OPC Experts Interview:The Technology Behind OPC UA

  • by Michael Clark
  • Feature

Learn how the science of the open platform communication standard, OPC UA, is applied across the industrial automation sector from an interview with Uwe Steinkrauss, CEO of Unified Automation. This is the second in the series of OPC Experts Interviews.

Three Tips for Improving Industrial Cyber Security

  • by Mark Howard
  • Opinion

By Mark Howard
Cyber-attacks are a serious concern. While they pose a threat to typical business vulnerabilities, infiltration from a cybercriminal in a manufacturing setting can shut down a plant's operations. This article offers three tips for manufacturers against the rising threat to cyber security.

Innovative Engineering Solutions Contribute to COVID-19 Medical Protection

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon,
Many organizations in the manufacturing industry have shifted assets in order to innovate and produce solutions that are contributing to the protection of medical personnel on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight. In this article, we highlight two of these innovative engineering solutions that are keeping these crucial personnel safe

Kaspersky ICS CERT Report: 全民彩票官网登录 attacks target suppliers of equipment and software for industrial enterprises

  • News

According to the latest , these hits were focused on systems in Japan, Italy, German and the UK and targeted suppliers of equipment and software for industrial enterprises. Research has shown that attackers used malicious Microsoft Office documents,

Neonode announces Johan Swartz as Vice President HMI Products

  • News

Mr. Swartz has spent more than 20 years in the semiconductor and technology industries focusing on B2B sales.

Hyster-Yale Group announces free lift truck operator training video content

  • News

The videos are available at no cost for a limited time through the company’s Yale and Hyster brands. The content covers characteristics of class I-V lift trucks, operating environment considerations, requirements of OSHA 1910.178 and safe operating practices.

How to Handle a New Norm for Plant Operations

  • by Andreas Eschbach
  • Opinion

By Andreas Eschbach
Some measures deemed temporary, such as “social distancing” may become permanent to some extent if in effect long enough to take root and become the new norm.  Certainly, social distancing will become a consideration and action-item on every risk analysis and health and safety checklist going forward.
 

The Missing ‘Industry 4.0/Digitalization’ Link – Open Programming Standard Conformance & Certification

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Achieving the benefits of digitalization requires organizations to leverage Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) concepts, technology, and architecture with open standards.