Life is On for Schneider Electric Drives and Controls 2016



Life is On for Schneider Electric Drives and Controls 2016 exhibition.


From 12-14 May 2016, Schneider Electric will be at Drives and Controls Exhibition 2016. The biennial event is co-located with Fluid Power & Systems, Plant and Asset Management, European Offshore Energy, and Air-Tech Exhibitions in the Birmingham’s NEC Halls 3/3A)At the same time, MACH 2016 and National Electronics Week 2016 exhibitions will also be held, and collectively the exhibitions will be the UK’s largest manufacturing and engineering event of 2016.


Global specialist energy management and automation Schneider Electric will be exhibiting ways of helping users to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems on Stand D200.


Life is On

Schneider says its technology, software and services improve the way its customers manage and automate their operations. The company says its connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives and at Schneider Electric, it is called ‘Life Is On’.


Schneider invites visitors to learn more about its future-ready technology at Drives & Controls where it will be showcasing how its smart, connected technologies create efficient links between machines, systems, and people and visitors will discover how it sees the Industrial Internet of Things not as a revolution, but as a smart evolution that delivers tangible, sustainable value today and tomorrow.


Free seminar programme

On Tuesday 12 April from 13.30 to 14.00 Dave Billingham of Schneider Electric will speak on ‘How can I reduce my vulnerability to cyber attacks

According to Billingham, cyber security aims to provide increased levels of protection for information and physical assets from theft, corruption, misuse, or accidents while maintaining access for their intended users.

Legacy Industrial control systems were developed with proprietary technology and were isolated from the outside world, so physical perimeter security was deemed adequate and cyber security was not a primary concern. However, today many control systems use open or standardised technologies to both reduce costs and improve performance, employing direct communications between control and business systems. This technical evolution exposes control systems to vulnerabilities previously thought to affect only office and business computers, so control systems are now vulnerable to cyber attacks from both inside and outside of the industrial control system network.

This presentation will elaborate on this and cover key concerns: what constitutes cyber security in the industrial market? What are the methods of malicious network penetration? What are the risks caused by system vulnerabilities? and how can we mitigate those risks?


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