Cybersecurity

Jeremy Gibbs (left), director of sales and marketing, and Dave Blaida, president and CEO at Matrix Technologies. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media and Technology
System Integration December 11, 2019

Matrix Technologies, Maumee, Ohio, is System Integrator of the Year, 2020

Matrix Technologies is the 2020 System Integrator of the Year for the Large System Integrator Category. Dave Blaida, president and CEO of Matrix Technologies Inc., discussed his company’s approach in an interview with CFE Media. See video.

By CFE Media
There are many security challenges in industrial environments, but two of the most notable are a lack of visibility and insecure design, which can cause many problems for companies. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Cybersecurity November 22, 2019

Extend IT security to the plant floor

Cybersecurity is critical as information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) converge, which is the first step in making the transition between the two sides almost seamless.

By Chris Vavra
Industry 4.0 success can be broken down into six steps, with each one become more involved from a data and intelligence standpoint. Not every company, however, starts at the beginning. It depends on what they’re already doing or not doing. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media & Technology
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 October 23, 2019

Finding success on the road to Industry 4.0

Six pillars of Industry 4.0: There’s so much talk about Industry 4.0, but many companies haven’t stopped to ask what success looks like and how to achieve it. Start with asking three questions, why the company needs Industry 4.0 and how to achieve success.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 4: AutomationDirect’s C-more HMI mobile app works securely when used in conjunction with the secure StrideLinx VPN router. It’s also available for Google Android. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
HMI, OI September 20, 2019

Selecting HMI remote access options

Two leading methods exist for establishing mobile human-machine interface (HMI) connectivity; one providing more cybersecurity. See table comparison of remote access HMI connections.

By Jonathan Griffith
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Cybersecurity September 10, 2019

How to manage IoT cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a report to help organizations better understand and manage the cybersecurity and privacy risks associated with IoT devices throughout the devices’ lifecycles.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 September 6, 2019

Ensuring IIoT security best practices

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has developed a white paper designed to bolster best practices related to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and data security.

By Gregory Hale
Cybersecurity August 29, 2019

Industrial controller cybersecurity best practices

Protecting industrial automation systems is easier when controllers offer built-in cybersecurity features.

By Benson Hougland
Courtesy: CFE Media
Cybersecurity August 27, 2019

Four access control plan benefits for manufacturers

A solid access control plan can reduce the complexity in securing these critical spaces and protect a manufacturing facility and reduce potential theft as well as overall costs.

By Lynn Wood
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Cybersecurity August 22, 2019

Program developed to train cybersecurity professionals

The University of Arkansas received a five-year, $4.63 million award from the National Science Foundation to recruit, educate and train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

By Gregory Hale
Emerging technologies are solving the problem of unconnectable assets, providing data from legacy systems to people on the shop floor. Courtesy: Fluke
Cybersecurity August 2, 2019

Modern technologies solve industrial cybersecurity needs

Emerging condition monitoring software and devices have ingrained cybersecurity that helps bring legacy systems and processes into the modern era.

By Edward Valencia