Cybersecurity Viewpoints

ARC has been providing market research on the industrial cybersecurity for many years. Here are some insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing cybersecurity in industrial operations.

 

May
12
2020
Constanze Schmitz — Industry Trends

Cybersecurity and Safety @ ARC Industry Forum Europe

“Driving Digital Transformation in Industry“: The ARC Industry Forum Europe is being reinvented as a virtual event, May 18th – 20th, with sessions on Cybersecurity and Safety, among others.
May
11
2020
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Owl Cyber Defense Webinar: Strategies for Securing the Grid Through Isolation and Segmentation

Coming up this Thursday at 10 AM Central time, Owl Cyber Defense will be hosting part II of its webinar series on securing the electric grid through isolation and segmentation.  Owl is partnering with firm Security Limits to offer a new solution for fully converged IT/IoT/OT environments, and last week's discussion was intriguing. 
Apr
30
2020
Larry O'Brien — Industry Trends

Digital Transformation, Process Safety, and Cybersecurity: The Need for OT Integrity

PAS has carved a unique niche for itself among industrial software suppliers.  Today, the company’s primary focus is on OT integrity, including OT and ICS cybersecurity, automation asset management, and process safety.  At the 2020 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, I once again had the opportunity to interview PAS founder and CEO Eddie Habibi.  We spoke about how customers can realize business value from the business value of digital transformation, the importance of providing information in context (to the right people at the right time), and the increasing importance of cybersecurity and building a good OT level asset inventory.  
Apr
23
2020
Eric Cosman — Industry Trends

Opportunities for Self-Paced Cybersecurity Training

Although it can be a challenge to remain isolated in our homes to protect ourselves in the midst of the pandemic, the experience can also provide us with new opportunities. Many of us have read about the use of virtual collaboration tools to allow students to continue their education while classrooms and campuses have been closed. This opportunity is not limited to students. We can all take advantage of Self-Paced Cybersecurity Training to enhance our current expertise in an area of specialty or explore new subjects of interest. 
Apr
23
2020
Constanze Schmitz — Industry Trends

ARC Industry Forum Europe 2020 Goes Virtual

The ARC Industry Forum Europe is being reinvented as a virtual event, May 18th – 20th, covering IT, OT, and ET Converge; AI and ML; Asset Performance Management; Cybersecurity and Safety etc.
Apr
17
2020
Florian Güldner and Stefan Miksch — ARC Report Abstract

ARC Machinery Index Update - Q4 2019

ARC Advisory Group will be publishing our upcoming Indexes for various segments of the overall automation market, including this one on machinery automation, as a series of Special Reports in PowerPoint format.
Apr
15
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

Owl Cyber Defense Workshop on Sustainable OT Cybersecurity Strategy

Cybersecurity is now at the forefront of all deliberations in a digitally connected world.  Once again an entire day at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando featured cybersecurity workshops.  The Owl Cyber Defense workshop was hosted by Product Manager, Phil Won who provided guidelines to create a sustainable operational technology (OT) cybersecurity strategy.  
Apr
13
2020
Sid Snitkin — Industry Trends

COVID-19 Lessons for Industrial Cybersecurity: Act Tactically, Think Strategically

As we noted in a previous blog, there are many parallels between managing epidemics and cybersecurity.  Differences in the way countries have responded to and been affected by COVID-19 demonstrate the importance of being prepared with certain critical capabilities.  Relating these to cybersecurity can help identify and justify needed improvements to cybersecurity programs.  
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