Combating the inherent cybersecurity risks of connected devices

In our last article on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, we sat down with Richard Theron, a Product Manager at cloud gateway solution provider, Sierra Monitor, to talk about how today’s next generation of cloud-enabled devices can allow remote access and…

Connected devices – convenience or unchecked cybersecurity challenge?

Over the past year, the Modern Equipment Manufacturer has sat down with representatives from a number of different equipment manufacturers. We’ve interviewed companies in the fire protection industry, lighting companies, companies that make products for the treatment of wastewater, and…

Cybersecurity and the IIoT

If there is one universal cybersecurity truth, it’s that the Internet is not getting any safer. In fact, it’s quite the opposite – cyberattacks are increasing in frequency, threats are becoming more sophisticated and new malicious actors are emerging to…

More connectivity and cybersecurity – what 2020 holds for device manufacturers

In our last article on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, we sat down with Steve Shaw, VP of Sales and Marketing at Sierra Monitor, to talk about the trends that shaped the equipment and device manufacturing industry in the previous year,…

Collecting device data and the looming threat of IIoT security concerns – 2019 trends in review

Now that 2020 is underway, it’s time to look back at the major trends that shaped and defined the commercial and industrial device marketplace over the past 12 months. The past year was an exciting one for device manufacturers, who…

How the secure gateway could be a solution for IIoT security

In previous articles on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I dove head-first into the issue of IIoT security. I talked about why malicious actors would possibly want to hack an IIoT device and looked at the increasing sophistication and cooperation that…

OEMs and cyber – it’s time to get serious about IIoT security

In my last article on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I took a detailed look at the rise of ransomware and talked about the current cybersecurity threat landscape. I also looked at the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and talked about…

Ransomware and IIoT devices – is there really a threat?

The cybersecurity firm, Recorded Future, which tracks cyberattacks on healthcare organizations and government entities, claims that there have been more than 140 ransomware attacks against state and local governments and health care providers in 2019 alone. Those 140+ cyberattacks held…

How OEMs can better protect their equipment from cyberattack

In my last article on the Modern Equipment Manufacturer, I talked about the threat of cyberattack facing OEMs and the equipment that they create. Ultimately, as commercial and industrial equipment becomes more essential to operations, as cyber threats grow increasingly…

Why OEMs need to get serious about cybersecurity

Last month, many of the leading Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) companies came together for the world’s largest, annual HVAC and industrial/commercial equipment event, the 2019 AHR Expo. As expected, there were multiple new product launches and news…

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