National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Securing the Industrial Internet of Things for the Energy Sector

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for Securing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for the energy sector use case. This notice is the Read More …

Critical Rockwell Automation Bug in Drive Component Puts IIoT Plants at Risk

A critical Rockwell Automation flaw could be exploited to manipulate an industrial drive’s physical process and or even stop it. A critical denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability has been found in a Rockwell Automation industrial drive, which is a logic-controlled mechanical component Read More …

Newsmaker Interview: Bruce Schneier on Physical Cyber Threats

Bruce Schneier discusses the clash between critical infrastructure and cyber threats. Attacks on physical devices and infrastructure offer a new target for cyber crime, a new opportunity for espionage and even a few front in cyber war. Rather than exploit Read More …

Security Threats and Risks in Smart Factories

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. Read More …

Managing the Risk of IT-OT Convergence

Why manufacturing and logistics are especially challenged. A few years ago, it wasn’t easy getting executives on board with the concept of operational technology (OT) security. Having finally come around to acknowledging the need for information technology (IT) security, boards Read More …

IIoT smart factories are leaving doors open for cyber attacks

IIoT might bring benefits in productivity, efficiency, and accountability in manufacturing, but it’s also making companies more vulnerable to cyber attacks. The industrial internet of things (IIoT)— the digital ‘mesh’ of interconnected sensors at the backbone of today’s ‘smart factories’— Read More …

Honeywell Process Solutions to establish cybersecurity center of excellence in Singapore

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS; Houston; www.honeywellprocess.com), with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), will  establish a new industrial cybersecurity center of excellence (COE) for Asia Pacific in Singapore. The COE will feature a state-of-the-art cybersecurity research and Read More …