Gary A. Nelson
As the global manufacturing sector has been powerfully reminded during the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing tests the preparedness and resilience of a manufacturer and a supply chain like a true disaster.
What quickly became clear throughout this pandemic is that the unforeseen, unprecedented and unpredictable elements of a disaster can quickly expose vulnerabilities in even a painstakingly modelled and tested contingency plan. (Full Article)
Jonathan Griffith - Automation Direct
Remote access to local programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interfaces (HMIs), and other automation system components is becoming a requirement for many machine builders, plants, and facilities. Although many industrial networks were previously configured with a router without a virtual private network (VPN), new installations should not do this because of the security risks. (Full Article)