Automation Alley partners with Connected Factory Global on Cybersecurity
Ann Arbor, MI, June 1, 2017—Connected Factory Global, a Michigan-based smart manufacturing advisory firm for small-medium manufacturers (SMMs), is pleased to announce that its Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Report , sponsored by Automation Alley, was recently featured in an article by Jeremy Pollard, CET, on the ControlDesign.com blog.
Connected Factory Global’s CEO and Founder, Scott Phillips, also shared insights regarding the various obstacles manufacturers must overcome in order to successfully secure industrial control systems as part of his interview for the article.
“We were pleased to partner with Automation Alley, an organization that is dedicated to educating their members and the industry about cybersecurity as part of a strategic focus on Industry 4.0, to produce this report” said Phillips. “Cyber security is a growing threat for all SMMs. The best defense against potential losses from a cyber breach is being proactive in terms of implementing industrial control system protection. This can be done on the floor by maintenance and engineering staff, however, IT resources must also be deployed when developing and implementing a cyber security plan.”
The Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Report is available for download on ConnectedFactoryGlobal.com.
About Connected Factory Global
Connected Factory Global is the trusted advisor to manufacturers, facilitating the design and implementation of smart manufacturing solutions. Connected Factory Global provides deep expertise in the Smart Manufacturing ecosystem, curating technologies, trends and solutions that can help manufacturers transform their operations. Connected Factory Global’s proprietary decision support database offers manufacturers best in class operational assessments in the fraction of the time and cost of other consultative and advisory services, simplifying and streamlining the process of selecting and leveraging smart manufacturing applications.
About Automation Alley
Automation Alley is Michigan’s leading nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association, connecting industry, academia and government to fuel Southeast Michigan’s economy and accelerate innovation. Automation Alley focuses its efforts on innovation and technology, entrepreneurship, talent development, defense and international business, providing resources, funding and actionable intelligence to help members grow and prosper in the digital age. For more information about Automation Alley, please visit www.automationalley.com.