Archive for Cybersecurity

Connectivity Transforms Businesses

The power of connected is evident everywhere.  It is not just about connecting devices and sending data to the Cloud; it is about connecting the right ideas/people; resolving issues before they occur (predictive analytics); safety/cybersecurity – and improving the return on investment (ROI).  I believe that this connectivity seamlessly links technologies, processes and skilled people, […]

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Secure Industrial Networks, not Devices

Industrial IoT applications depend on networks that extend to industrial assets. And network connectivity to an industrial asset is non-trivial regardless of whether the asset is on a factory floor or at a remote location. For both types of assets, network security concerns abound. Last night I listened to a podcast by a supplier (I […]

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Secure by Design for IIoT

Security for Industrial IoT presents a fundamental design challenge. On the one hand, industrial systems were not conceived with Internet connectivity in mind.  On the other hand, companies are now recognizing the value of connecting to their industrial systems, often via the Internet. This raises the question: How to maintain a high level of security […]

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How will ICS cybersecurity standards be impacted by IIoT?

There has been quite a bit of discussion and speculation about the potential impact of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) on the development, deployment, and operation of industrial control systems (ICS). Predictions have ranged from “Nothing changes” to “It will turn everything that we do on its head.” As is usual in situations like […]

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Key Takeaway from Smart Cities Week: Has Govtech’s Outdated Policies and Extended Procurement Cycle Actually Been a Good Thing?

Smart Cities Week, hosted by the Smart Cities Council, took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center this week with the core theme, “Next-Generation Smart Cities.” The event brought together civic leaders from municipalities spread throughout the US and world to hear from smart city leaders how they are transforming their cities, and to engage […]

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