What Lies Beneath a Cyber Breach

The manufacturing industry is under attack and machine builders are not immune to the bad actors—known as hackers. All across the U.S., manufacturers are silently struggling with an invisible force that threatens the livelihood of their businesses. This dark entity slips into an organization—often undetected—to steal passwords and intellectual property. Sometimes it demands money in exchange for unlocking enterprise servers. Sometimes it maliciously shuts ...

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Note to corporate & operations management: Cybersecurity is your responsibility

Living as we do in an increasingly digitalized world, new security challenges are materializing at an alarming pace, and few are as perplexing and tro… This guest column was written by Ben Miyares, Packaging World contributing editor “We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the ...

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Cybersecurity: A warning for packaging operations

Hackers, ransomware and cyberattacks: What does it mean to a modern packaging production facility where connectivity is crucial? And what can be done? Your production operations have been optimized with advanced servo-driven machinery, wireless communications, remote access for troubleshooting and other advanced automation resources and tools that deliver higher efficiency, lower downtime and ongoing cost savings. What’s not to like? That would be the ...

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Packaging Machines go from Remote Monitoring to the Industrial Internet

Powering packaging performance into the future By Spencer Cramer Published in Packaging Digest on October 1st, 2014 Current remote monitoring systems allow operators and managers to react immediately to changes on the plant floor. But what if this connectivity could enable packaging engineers to do so much more? There is plenty of talk these days about the Internet of Things and wearable tech. We ...

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