Cisco Industrial Security

March 8, 2018

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Coming Soon to a City Near You – Manufacturing Technical Workshops

The month of March ushers in warmer temperature as Spring weather begins to emerge. College basketball season kicks into high gear with March Madness and St. Patrick's day turns everyone...

March 1, 2018

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2018 Cybersecurity Report Spotlights Emerging Threats to OT Environments

Manufacturers saw many interesting developments in the realm of industrial security in 2017. There were tremendous shifts in how to guard against threats with ransomware like WannaCry,...

January 24, 2018

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IIOT – How Ready are You (Really)?

Manufacturing executives all over the world are looking at IIoT/Industry 4.0 (Industrial Internet of Things) as a way to transform their business. They understand the potential of the technology that...

January 10, 2018

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Sun, Sand and Industrial Security

Across the United States, people are defrosting and starting to shovel their way out of January’s  Polar Vortex “bomb cyclone.” Even the state of Florida saw some chillier than usual temperatures. Florida has de-thawed now and next week security professionals from all-over head to South Beach for the annual S4 ICS security conference, January 16-18 […]

November 30, 2017

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2017 Automation Fair Final Thoughts

Another Automation Fair has come and gone, and much like the Houston Astros championship World Series run, the event was a big success with more than 10,000 attendees during the week. The big themes of Connected Plantwide Ethernet (CPWE) architecture, connectivity and security were prominent as well as a lot of discussion around process applications […]

October 30, 2017

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Industrial security: Master your fear of the unknown

When it comes to scary movies, the most terrifying ones are often about the unknown. It’s easy to grasp a frightening ghost, monster, or some lunatic chasing after a group of folks whose van broke down in the wrong town. However, the unknown allows for another level of paranoia because you never know what’s coming […]

October 17, 2017

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Join Us for a Meeting of the Minds and Machines

Next week Cisco will be exhibiting at the 2017 GE Minds + Machines conference in San Francisco (October 25 and 26). Cisco is a platinum sponsor, and if you’ve never attended this conference, it’s one of the premier Industrial IoT (IIoT) events. Topics of discussion will include: IIoT architecture IIoT data management and analytics Industrial control […]

October 4, 2017

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4 Reasons We’re Optimistic About the Future of Manufacturing

Today, organizations around the US are turning their attention to the future of manufacturing.  Manufacturing Day (October 6) recognizes the critical role the industry plays in the county’s economy and workforce. Across the US, manufacturing is viewed as an essential sector to economic growth: 76% of Americans say they think the country needs to make […]

September 28, 2017

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Watch now: Top 5 business expansion strategies for system integrators

Earlier this month, I was involved in a webinar in partnership with CSIA and Panduit that focused on system integrators and expanding their business. The system integrator role is evolving from being project-centric into a long-term solutions partner who can help manufacturing clients in critical areas such as: Security considerations on the factory floor IT/OT […]