Opinion Pieces

Why industrial cyber security must be built in, not bolted on

Why industrial cyber security must be built in, not bolted on

Cyber-attacks on industrial control systems are a real – and growing – threat. In one survey of infrastructure firms, more than half admitted...

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Smoothing the transition from DNO to DSO

Smoothing the transition from DNO to DSO

Long gone are the days when electricity distribution was all about delivering power in a linear, one-way flow from producer to consumer based simply...

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Industry 4.0 in practice

Industry 4.0 in practice

It’s just a buzzword, right? Or is it a way for the technology industry to sell new lucrative products and services that solve problems companies don’t really have? Businesses are right to be skeptical any...

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Industrial control systems of the future need intelligence everywhere

Industrial control systems of the future need intelligence everywhere

Data in itself has limited value, it’s what you do with it that counts. The true value of the industrial internet of things (IIoT) doesn’t come from...

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If Data is the new currency, which Bank should you trust?

If Data is the new currency, which Bank should you trust?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been with my bank for over 30 years and I know I’m not the only one. I recently read an article that stated statistically...

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Where next for Systems Integrators?

Where next for Systems Integrators?

For industrial businesses, the digital revolution is driving far-reaching organisational change. As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics and artificial intelligence technologies...

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Winning the war in cyberspace

Winning the war in cyberspace

A trawl through the latest news on the subject of cyber security throws up a whole host of troubling headlines: ‘Orangeworm’ cyber-attack group targets health sector; Lack of cyber security funding...

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What has finding a good plumber got to do with the latest advances in Industry 4.0?

What has finding a good plumber got to do with the latest advances in Industry 4.0?

Hopefully that grabbed your attention. So, if like me, you are at all interested in the area of industrial...

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Security, process, control

Security, process, control

To protect Industrial Control Systems (ICS) from cyber threats, you need robust security processes across the whole organisation. As we’ve noted before, cyber-security is not something that can...

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Visualising Industry 4.0

Visualising Industry 4.0

Much of the discussion surrounding Industry 4.0 is focused on decision-making by machines. That is certainly a key area of innovation and rapid progress. Advanced automation systems, artificial...

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Industry 4.0 – is it really the next big thing?

Industry 4.0 – is it really the next big thing?

Industry 4.0 is about combining the physical world of products and manufacturing machines with the digital world of rapid communication, advanced...

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Your people are a critical-link in the industrial cyber-security chain

Your people are a critical-link in the industrial cyber-security chain

Most successful cyber-attacks rely on human fallibility. Authorised users can be tricked into disclosing passwords or installing malicious ...

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IoT – Getting away from the point

IoT – Getting away from the point

IoT – Getting away from the point The Internet of Things gives companies digital access to thousands of individual objects...

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Industry 4.0: ready to make the leap

Industry 4.0: ready to make the leap

Industry 4.0, or “Smart Manufacturing” if you prefer the U.S. term, covers a broad range of concepts and technologies...

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