Articles & News on Connectivity & Cybersecurity

Thorlabs announces acquisition of KMLabs’ Y-Fi portfolio

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The various models in the Y-Fi laser series are employed in a multitude of demanding ultrafast applications, including 2- and 3-photon imaging, ophthalmology, and time resolved studies in the NIR and MIR.

EtherCAT Technology Group announces support for EtherCAT G

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EtherCAT G was introduced by Beckhoff Automation in 2018 as an extension of the EtherCAT standard. Beckhoff recently presented the gigabit technology addition to the ETG, and after thorough review, the organization’s Technical Committee accepted it. Right now, the ETG is working to add EtherCAT G to the corresponding technology specifications.

Verizon helps NC fiber optic cable manufacturing facility implement 5G-enabled solutions

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Corning will use Verizon’s 5G technology to test how 5G can enhance functions such as factory automation and quality assurance in one of a fiber optic cable manufacturing facility.

Chubb announces enhancements to Chubb Cyber Index

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The tool also offers cost analysis, insights on cyber insurance limits and deductibles, and an estimated incident costs calculator that helps organizations better understand how to protect themselves against current and emerging cyber threats.

Machine Builders Unleashed: The Big Idea of Open Standard Control

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By Bill Lydon, Automation.com The foundations of the automation industry are being reshaped by the flood of ideas, software, and products driven by Industry 4.0 and digitalization of manufacturing and process industries. Machine builders many finally start to benefit from the leveraging of open standard control software.

CyberX releases 2020 Global IoT/ICS Risk Report

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The data illustrates that IoT/ICS networks and unmanaged devices are soft targets for adversaries. Some of the top findings noted that these networks have outdated operating systems (71 percent of sites), use unencrypted passwords (64 percent) and lack automatic antivirus updates (66 percent).

Ericsson announces Texas-based 5G smart manufacturing factory

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The 28,000sqm factory, announced in June, will produce 5G and Advanced Antenna System radios to boost network capacity and coverage to meet the demand for rapid 5G deployments in North America.

Establishing Common Ground for Securing Digitized Manufacturing

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By Rick Peters, Fortinet Digital connectivity brings significant advantages to organizations, such as being more responsive to market demands and changes while gaining deeper insight into equipment and processes. Conversely, this shift in connectivity also increases the risk to critical elements such as control and automation operations that constitute the cyber physical.

HMS Networks announces '5G: Is the Industry ready?' whitepaper

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The whitepaper from HMS Networks provides an overview of the industry’s opinions towards 5G technology as an emerging trend and future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry.

Smart Buildings & IoT: Consider the Connective Security Risks

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By Andrea Carcano, Nozomi Networks Recent research and experience in the modern world have shown that when things connect to the internet, they become a target for malicious hackers. It is imperative that smart building operators make security a priority.