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Worldwide Blossoming of Country-Centric Open Manufacturing Initiatives

Worldwide Blossoming of Country-Centric Open Manufacturing Initiatives


By Bill Lydon
The impact of open manufacturing initiatives continues to be a worldwide affair. These initiatives continue to grow as industry recognizes the need to modernize and the Industry 4.0 movement (called “Industrie 4.0” in Germany, its country of origin) continues to accelerate.

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Siemens and NATO CCDCOE announce cooperation on cybersecurity for critical infrastructure

Siemens and NATO CCDCOE announce cooperation on cybersecurity for critical infrastructure


In experimenting with grid control software Spectrum Power, Siemens gains valuable insights on the potential attack vectors and can thoroughly test new security features or protocols for its products and solutions.

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OPC Foundation announces addition of Google Cloud to member community

OPC Foundation announces addition of Google Cloud to member community


OPC UA is an industrial, protocol-agnostic framework for the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0 that contains mechanisms for secure, reliable, manufacturer and platform-independent information exchange, as well as options for semantic information modeling and self-description of devices.

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Worldwide Blossoming of Country-Centric Open Manufacturing Initiatives

By Bill Lydon
The impact of open manufacturing initiatives continues to be a worldwide affair. These initiatives continue to grow as industry recognizes the need to modernize and the Industry 4.0 movement (called “Industrie 4.0” in Germany, its country of origin) continues to accelerate.

Siemens and NATO CCDCOE announce cooperation on cybersecurity for critical infrastructure

In experimenting with grid control software Spectrum Power, Siemens gains valuable insights on the potential attack vectors and can thoroughly test new security features or protocols for its products and solutions.

OPC Foundation announces addition of Google Cloud to member community

OPC UA is an industrial, protocol-agnostic framework for the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0 that contains mechanisms for secure, reliable, manufacturer and platform-independent information exchange, as well as options for semantic information modeling and self-description of devices.

Siemens announces acquisition of UltraSoC Technologies

The addition of UltraSoC to Siemens enables a unified data-driven infrastructure, and the creation of a solution to help semiconductor industry customers overcome key pain points including manufacturing defects, software and hardware bugs, device early-failure and wear-out, functional safety, and malicious attacks.

The Challenge of OT Security in a Converged World

Absent an effective OT security plan, OT enterprise and their integrated ICS/SCADA systems are left vulnerable to cyberattacks that could result in financial loss, reputational damage, diminished consumer confidence, and even threaten the safety of citizens—and in the case of critical infrastructures, also threaten national security.

Security at the Edge with Microsegmentation

The IIoT connects edge devices in OT networks directly to the Internet to enhance operational efficiencies. What confuses security designs for IIoT deployments is differing kinds of risk.

NCCoE announces 10 technology collaborators for Protecting Information and System Integrity in Industrial Control System Environments project

These collaborators will work with the NCCoE project team to provide a practical solution to help manufacturers protect their industrial control system(s) (ICS) from data integrity attacks.

Back to USB School

By Eric D. Knapp
USB attacks blur the line between a network threat and a local physical threat. The USB protocol essentially extends every one of our networks into something exponentially bigger.
 

FDT Group releases FDT 3.0 – FDT IIoT Server (FITS) standard

The FDT 3.0 standard is intended to accelerate the evolutionary journey into the Fourth Industrial Revolution by enabling an ecosystem of FDT-based solutions to meet demands for IIoT and Industrie 4.0 applications.

Redhorse Corporation announces Dr. John Zangardi as President

In this role, Zangardi will be responsible for the day to day operation of Redhorse Corporation and will be based in Washington, D.C.

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

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

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. 

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