IoT to the Domestic Manufacturing Rescue

RFID Global Solution, Inc.

The list of industries that tech has transformed over time is long and wide; healthcare, business, education, communication, and transportation to name a few. One area that has seen bursts of technological change over the last 100 years is manufacturing.

To Make the Internet of Things Safe, Start with Manufacturing

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Typically, when they are manufactured, IoT devices receive their initial identity in the form of a “digital birth certificate.” Therefore, manufacturing is the first critical link in the chain to establish trust across the IoT. Securing the manufacturing process of IoT devices includes three steps: Controlling production runs to ensure product legitimacy and prevent counterfeiting.


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5 Reasons to attend Cerner Health Conference 2019

OpenText Information Management

The Cerner Health Conference (CHC) 2019 is right around the corner — October 7-9, 2019 — offering three full days of healthcare education, innovative technology and networking to more than 14,000 attendees. OpenText™ will be there – in booth #807 on the exhibitor’s floor, and we invite you to stop by. With well over 100 … The post 5 Reasons to attend Cerner Health Conference 2019 appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

Why Self-Driving Cars Are Good for Car Rental Companies

Perficient Data & Analytics

At the 2016 Women’s Industry Network Educational Conference, Susan Lombardo, senior vice president of vehicle acquisition for Enterprise Holdings, said, “Many drivers experience new automotive technologies for the first time in rental vehicles…I have no doubt that the U.S. New partnerships with companies that are developing self-driving car technology have also been formed.

Lessons for In-House Counsel from Cybersecurity’s Front Lines

HL Chronicle of Data Protection

Indeed, in just the past few years, a variety of cyber adversaries have attacked financial institutions, social media sites, a movie studio, hospital systems, a peer-to-peer ridesharing company, the Democratic National Committee, hotel chains, city governments, educational institutions, telecommunications and energy utilities, prominent retailers, manufacturers, and even the mobile app of a well-known coffee and donut chain.

#ModernDataMasters: Henrik Liliendahl, Chairman & CTO, Product Data Lake


I was educated in computer engineering but my first job was on the business side. Product data looks very different depending on the product you are talking about and manufacturers see products very differently from the merchants. “On On the technology side you can exploit cloud services and data lake concepts which means you can receive the data in the form that say, a manufacturer might submit it, but consume it in a way that a merchant might want to.”.

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The IoT Cybersecurity Act of 2020: Implications for Devices

eSecurity Planet

While SP 800-213 applies to federal agencies, the latter three are specific to IoT manufacturers. Guidance for Manufacturers. IoT Non-Technical Supporting Capability Core Baseline (8259B) : This targets IoT manufacturers and outlines required non-technical supporting capabilities.

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UNC2529, a new sophisticated cybercrime gang that targets U.S. orgs with 3 malware

Security Affairs

“For example, UNC2529 used a unique username, masquerading as an account executive for a small California-based electronics manufacturing company, which Mandiant identified through a simple Internet search.”

Steelcase office furniture giant hit by Ryuk ransomware attack

Security Affairs

Steelcase is a US-based furniture company that produces office furniture, architectural and technology products for office environments and the education, health care and retail industries. It is the largest office furniture manufacturer in the world.

Episode 215-2: Leave the Gun, Take the McFlurry

The Security Ledger

In this episode Jeremy talks about the launch of Kytch, his second start-up, which helped owners of soft ice cream machines by the manufacturer Taylor to monitor and better manage their equipment. In part II of our interview with Jeremy O’Sullivan of the IoT startup Kytch.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 282

Security Affairs

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box.

MY TAKE: Apple users show strong support for Tim Cook’s privacy war against Mark Zuckerberger

The Last Watchdog

Apple has also spent a good degree of time trying to educate users about the importance of controlling privacy. It’s quite natural to listen and respect the view of the manufacturer that you are invested in. I would expect that percentage to increase over time as the new iOS updates are rolled out and Apple educates more users. A lot of small businesses utilize this model and stand a chance of losing revenue when Apple and other manufacturers tighten permissions on this.

Connecting the Bots – Hancitor fuels Cuba Ransomware Operations

Security Affairs

As of April 28, the site mentioned nine companies primarily from aviation, financial, education and manufacturing industries. The Cuba Ransomware gang has partnered with the crooks behind the Hancitor malware in attacks aimed at corporate networks.

China-linked APT41 group exploits Citrix, Cisco, Zoho flaws

Security Affairs

The group hit entities in several industries, including the gaming, healthcare, high-tech, higher education, telecommunications, and travel services industries. The China-linked group tracked as APT41 exploited vulnerabilities in Citrix, Cisco, and ManageEngine in a campaign on a global scale.

Ransomware infected systems at Xchanging, a DXC subsidiary

Security Affairs

The company has customers in many industries, including financial services, automotive, education, healthcare, manufacturing and aerospace and defense, DXC Technology files an 8-K form with the U.S.

KnowledgeLake Growth in 2020 Driven by Increasing Demand for Cloud-based Intelligent Capture and Document Processing Automation 

Document Imaging Report

In 2020, KnowledgeLake also transitioned to an entirely channel-driven sales strategy, establishing a robust network of channel partners with expertise in implementation and professional services for customers in financial services, manufacturing, government, education, and other key segments. . “

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FTC Recommends Steps to Improve Mobile Device Security Update Practices

Hunton Privacy

The Report is based on information the FTC obtained from eight mobile device manufacturers, and from information the Federal Communications Commission collected from six wireless carriers. Many device manufacturers fail to maintain regular records about update support decisions, patch development time, carrier testing time, deployment time or uptake rate. Manufacturers provide little information to the public about support period, update frequency or end of update support.

IoT Cybersecurity: 5 Major Vulnerabilities and How to Tackle Them

Security Affairs

The only way to tackle this challenge is to educate the users about these threats and their potential implications. The Flaws in Manufacturing Process. Manufacturers saw this as an opportunity and rushed in to grab their own piece of the IoT market.

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Square 9 Softworks Introduces New Director of Digital Transformation Strategies

Document Imaging Report

His experience ranges from Business Process Outsourcing, Hardware Manufacture, Document Management Software Manufacture, Document Management Reseller and Document Capture Software manufacture. Longtime Capture Industry Veteran Keith Snyder Joins Square 9. NEW HAVEN, CONN., June 4, 2019 – New Haven based Square 9® Softworks, Inc., announced today the addition of industry veteran, Keith Snyder, as their new Director of Digital Transformation Strategies.

NEW TECH: DataLocker introduces encrypted flash drive — with key pad

The Last Watchdog

DataLocker honed its patented approach to manufacturing encrypted portable drives and landed some key military and government clients early on; the company has continued branching out ever since. One sliver of the $90 billion, or so, companies are expected to spend this year on cybersecurity products and services is an estimated $85 million they will shell out for encrypted flash drives.

Phishing emails and malicious attachments responsible for 34% of cyber attacks

IT Governance

Financial and manufacturing organisations were equally affected by both. Email is used organisation-wide and, with targeted attacks a growing concern, it is essential that organisations build awareness and educate their employees. If employees aren’t fully educated on phishing, they are liable to underestimate the threat. A recent F-Secure report has found that phishing emails (16%) and malicious attachments (18%) together accounted for 34% of cyber attacks.

Xerox Production Scanner Turns Heads with Breakthrough Technology and Disruptive Economics

Document Imaging Report

Under a trademark licensing agreement with Xerox Corporation, the DocuMate 6710 is manufactured and marketed by Visioneer pursuant to Xerox’s quality control standards. From healthcare and education to legal and finance, customers are reaping the benefits of this device’s unmatched speed, efficiency and expandable capacity,” said Walt Thinfen, president and CEO at Visioneer. PLEASANTON, Calif.,

BEST PRACTICES: Mock phishing attacks prep employees to avoid being socially engineered

The Last Watchdog

In 2015, penetration tester Oliver Münchow was asked by a Swiss bank to come up with a better way to test and educate bank employees so that passwords never left the network perimeter. Customers in financial services, energy, government, healthcare and manufacturing sectors are using its testing and training modules. Defending a company network is a dynamic, multi-faceted challenge that continues to rise in complexity, year after year after year.

Plustek Expands Scanner Portfolio, New Workgroup Scanner Speeds Digital Transformation

Document Imaging Report

Plustek designed the PS3180U for healthcare, financial, legal, government agencies, education, construction, manufacturing, document management or any digital transformation task. Plustek announces the SmartOffice PS3180U document scanner. This 80 page per minute scanner features a duty cycle of 8,000 pages per day, 100 sheet automatic feeder and can scan both sides of business documents in less than one second!

Department of Commerce Report on the Botnet Threat

Schneier on Security

Awareness and education are needed. Product developers, manufacturers, and infrastructure operators often lack the knowledge and skills necessary to deploy tools, processes, and practices that would make the ecosystem more resilient. Product developers, manufacturers, and vendors are motivated to minimize cost and time to market, rather than to build in security or offer efficient security updates.

CarsBlues Bluetooth attack Affects tens of millions of vehicles

Security Affairs

Amico worked with Auto-ISAC to figure out how attackers could steal PII from vehicles manufactured by affected members. The good news for drivers is that at least manufacturers have already provided updates to make their latest models immune to the CarsBlues attack. The CarsBlues attack leverages security flaws in the infotainment systems installed in several types of vehicles via Bluetooth to access user PII.

ManageEngine Product Review

eSecurity Planet

There are also many specific use cases for education, healthcare, manufacturing, government and financial services. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corporation and offers a full suite of IT management tools. This includes security, help desk, networking, and application performance.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2020 – 36.6 million records breached

IT Governance

There were a massive 99 data breaches and cyber attacks in August, making it the third-biggest monthly total of the year by number of security incidents. But, by contrast, only 36,673,575 records were confirmed to have been leaked, which is the fewest we’ve recorded since May 2018.

Group-IB Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2020/2021 report

Security Affairs

Group-IB’s report Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2020/2021 examines various aspects of cybercrime industry operations and predicts changes to the threat landscape for various sectors, namely the financial industry, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, and the energy sector.

6 Steps to Building a Great Enterprise Architecture Practice


Scott Lawson, Director of IT Architecture for QAD , which provides ERP and other adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, recently shared how he and his company use enterprise architecture for “X-ray vision into the enterprise.”. “We

80% of organisations affected by cyber security skills gap

IT Governance

The education sector (87.1%) is the most affected, followed by telecommunications and technology (85.1%), manufacturing (81.5%) and finance (81.4%). It adds: “It will be important, if not essential, to consider the relevant educational foundations, training and professional development opportunities that support the breadth of people with potential to enter the field in order to fill the worker shortage.”.

AI and New Collar Jobs

Perficient Data & Analytics

Gartner had confirmed this by calling AI a “positive job motivator” for a number of new jobs in healthcare, public service, manufacturing, and customer service. The idea behind new collar workers isn’t to have people who are skilled or educated in this industry. Gartner stated that AI will create 2.3 Million jobs in 2020 , while eliminating 1.8 Million.

Government survey reveals GDPR awareness is falling short

IT Governance

Of the businesses surveyed, those in the finance and insurance industries had the highest levels of awareness (79%), followed by information and communications (67%) and education (52%). The industries with the least awareness were construction (25%) and production and manufacturing (27%). It is important to remember that a key component of any organisation’s GDPR compliance framework is staff awareness and education.


Laserfiche Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2017

Document Imaging Report

With customers in nearly every industry including government, education, financial services, manufacturing and health care, Laserfiche offers solutions tailored to organizations’ needs, and the expertise and personalized service that drive customer success. Laserfiche also provides in-person and online training, and educational and support resources such as user groups, workshops and webinars throughout the year.

Prometheus and Grief – two new emerging ransomware gangs targeting enterprises. Mexican Government data is published for sale.

Security Affairs

According to expert statistics, the greatest number of victims in 2020 by industry were in manufacturing, professional and legal services, and construction. “Prometheus” and “Grief” – a multi-billion dollar ransomware market obtained two new emerging players.

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The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act: Senate Passes Sweeping $250 Billion Bill to Bolster Scientific Innovation and Compete With China

Data Matters

Seventy-five percent of the world’s chips today come from Asia, while the share of semiconductors manufactured in the United States has fallen from 37% in 1990 to 12% today. a provision for Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review of certain foreign gifts to or contracts with higher education institutions. On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the U.S. Senate adopted by a 68-32 vote S.

Emerging Technologies vs. Disruptive Technologies


While gaming and entertainment are expected to prompt much of the virtual reality growth, automobile manufacturers, retail outlets and interior designers will benefit from this technology. Regardless, businesses should be prepared and become educated on new technologies. Recently, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding emerging and disruptive technologies.

MY TAKE: Michigan’s Cyber Range hubs provide career paths to high-schoolers, underutilized adults

The Last Watchdog

Ford and for its giant furniture manufacturing companies. They’d come into our hub to get educated and attain excellent cybersecurity skills, including leadership development programs. Michigan is cultivating a collection of amazing cybersecurity training facilities, called Cyber Range hubs, that are shining models for what’s possible when inspired program leaders are given access to leading-edge resources, wisely supplied by public agencies and private foundations.

Square 9 Brings Encompass Conference to Nashville, TN

Document Imaging Report

Encompass 2018 offers innovative philosophies, providing renewed education on the entire Square 9 solutions portfolio, along with a strategic focus on new product development and the future direction for Square 9’s product initiatives. With three days of education networking and idea sharing, Encompass is designed to ‘change the direction of your business’. NEW HAVEN, CONN.,

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in February 2021 – 2.3 billion records breached

IT Governance

The cyber security industry was rocked in February after a ransomware attack against the Cloud service provider Accellion. Dozens of organisations that used the software reported incidents in one of the worst months we’ve ever recorded.