Shop floor cyber-security | you are under attack

Shop floor cyber-security   Hackers and malicious users have traditionally focused on attacking the higher-level business PCs, however now there are some signs they are increasing the scope of their focus to include shop floor systems. To this end, improving shop floor cyber-security has become critical.   Whether blackmailing businesses or causing disruption, cybercrime is […]

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CC-Link working group on open Ethernet safety

Open Ethernet safety Most people involved in manufacturing agree that the spread of open Ethernet has brought important benefits, such as enabling trends like Industry 4. However, it also has introduced new challenges, including cyber security. In the past, cyber security attracted little attention on many shop floors. Today, most engineers and technicians have securing […]

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Manufacturers not clear on the full risks of cyber attacks

    Manufacturers urged to step up planning for cyber security.   More than ever, businesses are under attack from cyber criminals seeking to steal confidential customer information, business information, or using ransom-wear to extract money. Some of the world’s biggest brands have been hacked, but SMEs are also at risk.   The Manufacturers’ Association […]

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The long & winding road to cyber security

The  long & winding road to cyber security.   Cyber-security has been a hot topic since the Stuxnet incident of a few years ago. Previously it was thought that securing the “top end” of an organisation was an adequate solution but this incident and others like it completely changed the security landscape and highlighted vulnerabilities […]

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