Trend Micro just published the results of a six-month honeypot imitating an industrial factory. The highly sophisticated Operational Technology (OT) honeypot attracted fraud and financially motivated exploits. The six-month investigation revealed that unsecured industrial environments are primarily victims of common threats.
“Digital transformation” and “smart factory” are the terms that have been around for a while, but only advanced manufacturers apply them to practice. The idea of machine to machine communication has raised the initial excitement and high hopes but now
A study by the American Association for Quality found that businesses shifting to digital processes and Industrial IoT have seen as high as 82% increase in efficiency accompanied with 49% less defects! Production on the shop floor is the most obvious place to start when looking
Making the most of legacy equipment According to the Annual Manufacturing Report, 2018, four in five manufacturers believe that smart factory technologies will improve their supply chain relationships. The proposed benefits of data collection from smart sensors are huge, but some
Smart factories are manifestations of how the industrial internet of things (IIoT) is changing traditional manufacturing. Organizations in the manufacturing sector already have a basic understanding of what smart factories are as well as their capabilities and the advantages and challenges of building them.
Building smart factories is a substantial endeavor for organizations. The initial steps involve understanding what makes them unique and what new advantages they offer. However, a realistic view of smart factories also involves acknowledging the risks and threats that may arise in its converged
In 500BC the Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tzu taught his commanders that quickness is the essence of war, and agility the hinge of battle. Sun Tzu’s wisdom 0f 2500 years ago is uniquely appropriate to us today as
The industrial IoT (IIoT) is a relatively new concept for many industrial companies and manufacturers, but FogHorn Systems has been leading the development and implementation of IIoT with a pioneering approach to edge computing and analytics since 2014. This means
For decades, American industry has purchased much of its electrical, electronic and hydraulic products from independent distributors. Customers and manufacturers experience many advantages by using the industrial distributor business model. Local support, off-book cost, customer credit buffer and customer knowledge