Articles & News on Connectivity & Cybersecurity

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

  • by James McQuiggan
  • Opinion

By James McQuiggan
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. 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. 

Kaspersky ICS CERT Report: 2020 attacks target suppliers of equipment and software for industrial enterprises

  • News

According to the latest Kaspersky ICS CERT findings, 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,

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.

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.

FDT Group and ODVA announce addition of FDT 3.0 support to Common Industrial Protocol

  • News

FDT and ODVA share a common core mission that includes advancing open, interoperable information and communication exchange for the industrial automation marketplace.

Industrial-Grade Secure Remote Access in a World of Physical Risks

  • by Honeywell Cybersecurity
  • Feature

By Honeywell Cybersecurity
Although a part of disaster planning and recovery in increasing resilience, industrial-grade secure remote access also represents a strategic investment that can help grow a company’s operational excellence and capabilities.

Prosys OPC announces acceptance as member of Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

  • News

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, which was launched at that time, currently has 55 members. In the meantime, four working groups have come together to develop concrete use cases for each of the industry segments and technologies.

FDT Group announces Flowserve Corporation to join Board of Directors

  • News

Based in Irving, TX, Flowserve has been a member of FDT Group and a participant on the organization’s technical working groups, and recently upgraded its membership to “Sponsor” status and assumed roles on both the FDT Board of Directors and Executive Committee.