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How to manage cybersecurity threats

Graham Immerman
April 08, 2019

It's good to be concerned about cybersecurity. There are absolutely security threats when you implement industry 4.0, but you can manage them!

Be sure that your systems are updated and your files are secure. For example, if you are still using Windows XP it's time for an update. Also, check your permissions. Employees should have access to the information they need - but maybe not every file.

Trend Micro said, "The resilience of production processes strongly depends on the manufacturing companies’ awareness of the current threat landscape and the employed security framework for protecting against attacks."

 

Security in the Era of Industry 4.0: Dealing With Threats to Smart Manufacturing EnvironmentsSource: http://www.trendmicro.com

Download Threats to Manufacturing Environments in the Era of Industry 4.0 In the fourth industrial revolution, commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, cyber-physical systems (CPSs) combine physical components and digital networks to change how manufacturing companies automate processes and information sharing.How threats can figure into the IT, OT, and IP convergence Distribution of operating systems in the manufacturing industry (left)(top) and in other industries (right)(bottom), based on data from the Trend MicroTM Smart Protection NetworkTM infrastructure for the period from July to December 2018 Looking at data from the Trend MicroTM Smart Protection NetworkTM infrastructure, we found that the use of old and unsupported software like Microsoft Windows XP is relatively pronounced in manufacturing environments.Read More

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