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

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


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.

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OPC Experts Interview:The Technology Behind OPC UA

OPC Experts Interview:The Technology Behind OPC UA


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.

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

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


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

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

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.

OPC Experts Interview:The Technology Behind OPC UA

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.

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

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

OPC Experts Interview: What is OPC?

The OPC Experts Interview is a series taking a deep dive into open platform communications, OPC/OPC UA and related technology. This interview is with Stefan Hoppe, President and Executive Director of the OPC Foundation.

Prosys OPC announces acceptance as member of Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

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

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. 

OPC Foundation announces Michael Clark as Director of OPC Foundation North America

Mr. Stefan Hoppe, President and Executive Director, selected Mr. Clark to serve in this capacity, to support OPC North American membership, and to function as a spokesperson for the Foundation throughout the region.

ODVA announces enhancements to EtherNet/IP Specification

The latest enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification provide network diagnostics, methods to lower bandwidth and resource requirements for devices, and the addition of IIoT building block infrastructure.

Phoenix Contact, Weidmüller, Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), Fluke Networks, and Telegärtner partner to create SPE System Alliance

The partners in this group are pursuing the goal of driving the development of SPE further forward for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and may branch out to other areas as well. The System Alliance has now also been joined by Datwyler, Kyland, Microchip Technology, Rosenberger, SICK, O-Ring, Draka/Prysmian Group, and University 4 Industry.

Moxa joins OpenChainProject to support open source compliance

Moxa joins an array of companies that have already become Platinum members of the OpenChain Project, including ARM Holdings, Bosch, Cisco, Comcast, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, Microsoft, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Siemens, Sony, Toshiba, Toyota, Uber, and Western Digital.

ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation

The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in secure communications between devices that are a part of a CIP-enabled Industrial Control System (ICS) and other OPC UA enabled applications allowing communication between CIP devices and OPC UA devices as well as with cloud and enterprise level services.

HARTING announces Single Pair Ethernet technologies

The company has been driving the creation of a Single Pair Ethernet standard for the Industrial marketplace since 2015 along with other industrial companies and global standards bodies, such IEC and IEEE. 

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