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Securing Industrial Operations in the Food and Beverage Industry
January 29, 2020

Securing Industrial Operations in the Food and Beverage Industry

By Tatjana Milenovic, ABB Food & Beverage
Connected automation systems are making food and beverage manufacturing more efficient, productive and cost-effective, but this greater connectivity creates greater opportunities for agroterrorism. This article discusses the need to integrate data protection into a wider plant safety system.

Active Network Scanning in OT Environments
November 08, 2019

Active Network Scanning in OT Environments

By Zane Blomgren, Belden
Active network scanning can deliver much more information than passive scanning, and can be an incredibly valuable tool in any industrial environment.

Intelligent Automation - A Big Winner in Product Engineering
November 07, 2019

Intelligent Automation - A Big Winner in Product Engineering

Intelligent Automation will help these companies and their engineers to beat the competition and make an impact in this highly competitive and evolving digital trend of integrated Cyber – Physical world of manufacturing, called Industry 4.0.

The More Cybersecurity Changes, the More It Stays the Same
October 29, 2019

The More Cybersecurity Changes, the More It Stays the Same

By Neill Sciarrone, Trinity Cyber, Inc.
Despite major advancements in technology, the global approach to cybersecurity has remained the same for decades: respond and recover. To slow the frequency of dangerous and costly cyberattacks, companies should be shifting their efforts towards focusing on adversary disruption.

Establishing Common Ground for Securing Digitized Manufacturing
October 15, 2019

Establishing Common Ground for Securing Digitized Manufacturing

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.

Smart Buildings & IoT: Consider the Connective Security Risks
October 02, 2019

Smart Buildings & IoT: Consider the Connective Security Risks

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.

Advancing Automation: Industrial Cybersecurity Volume XIX
September 17, 2019

Advancing Automation: Industrial Cybersecurity Volume XIX

In this Industrial Cybersecurity eBook from Automation.com, we focus on the latest insights and initiatives changing the landscape of cybersecurity. From the formation of the new Global Cybersecurity Alliance organization to a call for applying automation techniques to industrial cybersecurity alarm floods, OT and IT professionals are collaborating and learning from each other like never before.

CIP Security for EtherNet/IP Illustrates Increased IT/OT Integration
September 11, 2019

CIP Security for EtherNet/IP Illustrates Increased IT/OT Integration

By Bill Lydon, Automation.com
Effective cybersecurity continues to get more complex for today’s manufacturing and process facilities, and many organizations are stepping up with solutions intended help these facilities to close the gaps.

The Biggest Digital Transformation Must-Haves for 2019
September 06, 2019

The Biggest Digital Transformation Must-Haves for 2019

By Ashley Lipman, Freelance Digital Writer
Where do you need to focus when it comes to digital transformation? That’s exactly what we’ll uncover in this guide to the biggest digital transformation must-haves for 2019.

Industrial Cyber Security in Russia is Now a Serious Thing
August 16, 2019

Industrial Cyber Security in Russia is Now a Serious Thing

In this article you will find a few tips dedicated to foreign manufacturers to help them find their way in this marketplace and export control and automation systems in compliance with Russian Cyber Security standards.

2018 Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable (PAR) Insights – Survey
July 22, 2019

2018 Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable (PAR) Insights – Survey

By Bill Lydon, Automation.com
The PAR meetings to represent one of the most knowledgeable groups of automation professionals gathered in one place, at any one time, to discuss automation issues, and the 2018 event was no exception.

Eighty-Two Percent of Organizations are Embracing IT/OT Collaboration, But Still Falling Short on OT Visibility
July 16, 2019

Eighty-Two Percent of Organizations are Embracing IT/OT Collaboration, But Still Falling Short on OT Visibility

By Andrea Carcano, Nozomi Networks
Critical infrastructure and industrial environments were once thought to be immune to cyber threats and attacks because of their “air gapped” nature. But the truth is that they are extremely vulnerable and are typically under persistent attack

4 Ways to Tackle Cybersecurity at the Industrial Edge
July 15, 2019

4 Ways to Tackle Cybersecurity at the Industrial Edge

By John Fryer, Stratus Technologies
To protect their networks and data, companies utilizing edge technology need to make sure that they are addressing cybersecurity threats on the edge. To develop the best edge security strategy for their specific operations, companies need to take into account the below best practices prior to implementation.

Human Error: How Automation Can Mitigate Operational Risk
July 11, 2019

Human Error: How Automation Can Mitigate Operational Risk

By Neil Ferguson, Opsview
Automation can effectively monitor operations to reduce risk and flag issues caused not only by software bugs, attacks or unauthorized applications but by human error.

ISA announces creation of ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance
July 10, 2019

ISA announces creation of ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance will bring together a global group of stakeholders from end-user companies, control system vendors, IT and OT infrastructure providers, system integrators, and others affiliated with global industry to benefit everyone, especially the communities in which we operate and serve.

The Security Implications of IIoT
July 09, 2019

The Security Implications of IIoT

By Michael Rothschild, Indegy
The adoption of industrial internet of things (IIoT) technologies in manufacturing environments is unleashing major efficiency improvements and operational cost reductions. Along with these benefits, IIoT is also opening up operational networks to security threats they never faced in the past.

What is Deep Packet Inspection and Why Is it Needed for Industrial Cybersecurity?
June 20, 2019

What is Deep Packet Inspection and Why Is it Needed for Industrial Cybersecurity?

By Jon Lavender, Dragos
To gain an understanding of ICS protocols and the inherently valuable data within them, deep packet inspection (DPI) is a necessary component of a comprehensive industrial cybersecurity technology.

Insights from 2019 3DEXPERIENCE Forum: Inside Boeing’s Digital Transformation Journey using ISA-95
June 11, 2019

Insights from 2019 3DEXPERIENCE Forum: Inside Boeing’s Digital Transformation Journey using ISA-95

By Bill Lydon, Automation.com
The digital transformation continues to flow throughout manufacturing, generating electricity among the audience at event after event. At the 2019 Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE in May, it was Boeing, and Lucia Chung, Senior Director, IT Factory Operations, who provided insights into Boeing’s digital transformation effort.

Digital Safety for the Energy Industry: Inside Siemens & TÜV SÜD’s cybersecurity partnership
May 20, 2019

Digital Safety for the Energy Industry: Inside Siemens & TÜV SÜD’s cybersecurity partnership

By Bill Lydon, Automation.com
Cyber threats continue to be a prominent concern as the digitalization movement grows ever larger. Siemens and TÜV SÜD are partnering to try and counter these concerns.

IT/OT Convergence Puts the Transportation Sector at Risk
May 13, 2019

IT/OT Convergence Puts the Transportation Sector at Risk

By Rick Peters, Fortinet
Increasingly, the most effective way to disrupt the world’s critical transportation infrastructure is by targeting the OT network, and more specifically, those IT devices and systems that have been converged into a traditionally isolated OT environment.