Experts and End Users Weigh in on Managing Industrial Cybersecurity Risks
ARC Advisory Group conducted an extensive industrial cybersecurity program at the recent 2015 Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida. Keynotes, workshops, end user case studies, and a panel discussion among experts about securing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provided attendees with a variety of valuable learning experiences. Cybersecurity was also the focus of many suppliers in the Forum exhibition area.
Automation Market Ends Q1 2015 on a Down Note
Automation suppliers saw their revenues slip by about half a percent in the first quarter of 2015. The precipitous drop in oil prices, along with the strong dollar, had a significant impact on growth for many process industry suppliers. Discrete automation suppliers continued to benefit from stronger investment activity in the electronics and automotive industries in Asia and North America, and Japanese suppliers continued to gain disproportionate benefit from a weaker yen.
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