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Smart Security for Smart Factories: Understanding Cyber Threats and Protections in Automated Manufacturing

Jun 27, 2019 1:50:02 PM / by Seth Angle posted in Smart Machines,

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Cyber attacks that make the evening news usually feature large organizations and often announce the theft of personal information. While they rarely make headlines, these kinds of attacks can, and do, happen to smaller businesses too. In these cases, not only are your employees’ personal data at risk, but so are “smart” machines and equipment in the Industrial Internet of Things. The key to understanding cybersecurity in a manufacturing setting is being aware that once a device is connected to the internet (even indirectly through a company network) it becomes vulnerable to attack.

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Remote Equipment Access and Monitoring: The Benefits of “Smart” and Connected Devices in Manufacturing

May 30, 2019 11:54:21 AM / by Seth Angle posted in Smart Machines,

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Increasingly, large and small factories are incorporating “smart” sensors, drives, and other monitoring components into their equipment. These connected devices can transmit production and operation data to a control room computer for real-time monitoring.

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