Have you thought about factory floor cybersecurity?

July 8, 2015
A survey on plant floor cybersecurity brings many blank stares.

Keith Campbell attended Pack Expo East and took the opportunity to ask exhibitors about plant floor cybersecurity.  "The most common response to my informal survey of machine builders to the question 'Have you thought about factory floor cybersecurity, and if so, what have you done about it?' was a deer in the headlights stare, said Campbell.  But to be fair, there were other thoughtful responses that can be paraphrased as ponted below:

  • Some of our machines are on the customers' factory LANs, but we have no external access.
  • Some or our machines are on the customer's factory LAN and we have external access when the customer permits it through their firewall.
  • Some of our machines may or may not be on the customer's factory LAN, but we have remote access through a broadband SIM card that we put into the machine.

Read the article Plant floor cybersecurity - Is it on your agenda?  and learn why Campbell says plant floor cybersecurity should be on the agenda of every manufacturer and every link in the supply chain.

Read the full article featured on On The Edge Blog to see other responses to Campbell's question.