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Cybersecurity May 8, 2019

Improving cybersecurity in robotic automation

Cybersecurity in the robotics field is still immature, but manufacturers are starting to realize the vulnerability that connected robots and automation equipment creates in their operations.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Utilities and other organizations need to revise and update cybersecurity policies, procedures and how they perform vulnerability assessments to include the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Courtesy: MG Strategy+
Cybersecurity May 8, 2019

Utility sector strengthens security posture with rise of IIoT

Cybersecurity: Improving evaluation and certification methods, security audits, and testing provide a foundation for evaluating Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices.

By Anil Gosine
Apple CEO Tim Cook (left) and SAP CEO Bill McDermott discuss an expanded collaboration between the two companies around enterprise resource management. Image courtesy: SAP
Cybersecurity May 7, 2019

Apple, SAP to expand enterprise partnership

CEOs Tim Cook, Bill McDermott discuss move to Mac functionality, data security.

By Bob Vavra
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Cybersecurity April 25, 2019

Protecting the production line in the Industrie 4.0, IIoT age

Manufacturers are using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 to make factories smarter, but they can't lose sight of basic cybersecurity best practices.

By Anne Klebsch
The technology used to send a man to the moon in the 1960's would now fit on our mobile device, said Tina Hull of Omron. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Cybersecurity April 10, 2019

Benefits of AI and machine learning for automation safety systems

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can use the information from robots and machines to help improve safety standards by learning what was done in the past and applying it to future situations.

By Chris Vavra
Cybersecurity March 4, 2019

Manufacturing and process facility trends: Cybersecurity

Technology update: Cybersecurity remains a key concern for manufacturing and process facilities as explained in the media session at ARC Forum 2019.

By Mark T. Hoske
Average manufacturing salaries by region were up in 2018 compared to 2017, which has helped bolster general worker confidence in spite of uncertainties in the industry. Courtesy: CFE Media
Cybersecurity February 25, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 18-24

Articles about 2018 Salary Survey findings, conveyor maintenance, the top plant winner, and cybersecurity questions to ask during the digital transformation process were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Cybersecurity for IoT robotic systems requires a multistep approach including a robust application security program. Courtesy: Robotic Industries Association/TÜV Rheinland
Cybersecurity January 15, 2019

Cybersecurity required for safe IIoT robots

For a robot to be safe, it must also be secure from cyberattacks in the age of Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Everyone in the information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) departments are responsible for ensuring this happens.

By Tanya M. Anandan
Food and beverage plants can improve overall safety with preventive measures such as an increased physical security presence, an open floorplan, and controlled facility access. Courtesy: Stellar
Cybersecurity January 15, 2019

Seven ways to increase security at a food and beverage facility

Food and beverage plants can improve overall safety with preventive measures such as an increased physical security presence, an open floorplan, and controlled facility access.

By Manny Valdivieso, AIA
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Cybersecurity November 8, 2018

2018 Product of the Year Finalists

Get connected to manufacturing's future: The official ballot is open for voting for Plant Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 11, 2019.)

By CFE Media