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Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for Industry, Infrastructure and Cities.

Mar
20
2020
Sid Snitkin — Technology Trends

Coronavirus Lessons for Industrial Cybersecurity: Quarantines

As our previous coronavirus lessons for industrial cybersecurity blog highlighted, cybersecurity and epidemics have many similarities, including the need for quarantines when situations get out of control.    The 2012 Shamoon attack on Saudi Aramco spread to 35,000 computers before it was detected and stopped.  While critical control systems were unaffected, The event disrupted operations for almost five months and restoration cost millions.  
Mar
19
2020
Michael Guilfoyle — Industry Trends

Industry Disruption: COVID-19 Shows Imperative for Transformation

COVID-19 is presenting us with many challenges, and the industry disruption is starkly pointing out that the gap is growing between those leading the charge with digital transformation and those who approach it more reactively and slowly.
Mar
19
2020
Eric Cosman — Technology Trends

ISA/IEC 62443 Standards Evolve to Meet Changing Needs

The situation with respect to industrial automation cybersecurity is no different. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards are now widely accepted in this area, referenced by associated guidance ranging from the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to the various sector and industry-specific practices and compliance programs. As acceptance and application have grown, the series has also expanded to address virtually all aspects of product and systems security, from security by design for products to operational processes such as systems integration and patch management.
Mar
19
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Securing Remote Workers in the Time of Coronavirus

During the Coronavirus pandemic, everybody that can work from home seems to be working from home.  This huge influx of new remote workers is creating some new cybersecurity concerns and expanding the cybersecurity threat surface.  While these concerns are universal across industries, including IT, banking finance, the manufacturing sector has its own unique set of concerns when it comes to securing remote workers.  Let’s take a look at some of those concerns and what we can do to mitigate them
Mar
19
2020
Chantal Polsonetti — Company and Product News

NIST Helps Build Accurate Measurement Infrastructure for 5G Communications

the US-based National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping to build the crucial measurement infrastructure for 5G Communications by developing new measurement methods and analysis tools and by facilitating the sharing of 5G performance data.
Mar
19
2020
Constanze Schmitz — Industry Trends

German Trade Shows in the Time of the Coronavirus

“Messefrühling” refers to the German trade show spring, the traditional time when companies present new products and solutions. In an unprecedented action, nearly all events were cancelled this year due to the threat of the coronavirus.
Mar
19
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Challenges of Adopting Industry 4.0 and Some Strategic Initiatives

The challenges of adopting Industry 4.0 formed the core of the conversation between ARC’s Ralph Rio, Vice President Enterprise Software, ARC Advisory Group, and Prabhakar Shetty, Global Head Digital Manufacturing Services, L&T Technology Services.
Mar
19
2020
Ralph Rio — Acquisition or Partnership

SAP and Goldman Sachs Innovate to Offer Global Payments on Ariba Network

SAP SE and Goldman Sachs announced that they have joined forces to make it easier for companies to do business with the millions of suppliers worldwide on Ariba Network, where more than US$3.2 trillion in commerce is transacted annually.
Mar
18
2020
Shin Kai — Company and Product News

Yokogawa Releases Single Cellome Unit for Use in Biological Research

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced that it has developed the SU10 Single Cellome Unit, a device that uses a nanopipette to inject substances, such as genes and drugs and aspirate intracellular materials, at target locations in individual cells.
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