Robert MickControlRethinking Cyber Security for Industrial OperationsCyber-security attacks and defenses both continue to escalate and grow in sophistication.August 1, 2010ControlInsider Threats Demand Focused Security ReviewsOver the last several years, growing cyber threats coupled with the ongoing discovery of new vulnerabilities has demanded a lot of attention within the manufacturing community.June 4, 2008ControlData Model UnificationService-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is one strategy that addresses the growing need for more integration both inside and between global businesses. Its popularity has to some degree overshadowed industry standards, but in fact, SOA needs standards to be successful. Standards that define the communications between businesses and products are critical, but do not eliminate complex and expensive integration mappings, especially when multiple standards and products must be used. The Core Component standards effort of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) addresses this issue at the data level, and is helping to unify data models.August 13, 2007ControlRisk Analysis Drives P2B IntegrationAutomation, compliance and reporting functions are unlikely candidates for centralization.June 13, 2007ControlDefining Strategies for Remote Access to Manufacturing AssetsManufacturing asset downtime is usually very costly, and one tool that can help is remote service support. However, this requires some form of remote access to manufacturing systems, and by now, most modem-based approaches have been severely limited or shut down. This cannot continue, because remote service is an enabler for some advanced asset management initiatives. Different levels of secure and manageable remote access must be developed to accommodate variations in manufacturer strategies and capability levels.January 13, 2007Page 1 of 1Top StoriesIIoTProfinet: Designed for Openness and DeterminismA look at Profinet’s development, from its Profibus fieldbus origins to its adpatability amid industrial Ethernet’s evolution, and how it provides the determinism required by many industrial users.Supply Chain ManagementHow to Pivot from Vision to ValueIIoTThe New MESA Smart Manufacturing ModelAnalyticsFinance’s Role in AnalyticsSponsor ContentWhat will Industries of the Future empower you to create?