Cyber Attack Report: Outages Last 50 Hours
The average global outage times for cyber attacks is coming in at 50 hours or just over six working days, according to Security firm Symantec's disaster recovery report.
It also seems politically-motivated attacks were on the rise, with the average attack costing $850,000 over five years, according to the report.
The latest report found up to 40 percent of disaster recovery attempts fail due to inadequate infrastructure and short budgets. In those attempts, respondents said they did not meet recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.