Security of Industrial Systems under spotlight at Galway

thindustrialemailbannerOver the last 2 years SolutionsPT has been collecting data from manufacturing professionals about the key IT Trends that impact on manufacturing operations. Collectively the feedback highlighted that the security of industrial systems was a major threat and a huge concern for manufacturing, operations and IT management.Security in an industrial computing environment is about protecting your physical and virtual assets. The prevention of loss of valuable data related to personnel, production and performance, or proprietary technologies should be a priority.Thindustrial13 in Galway (pdf) in late October (It will be held in various British venues earlier in the month – see details) will show how to increase the security of  industrial systems by:

  • Eliminating USB infection risk at operator stations
  • Centralised computation that enables targeted security measures to be deployed as required
  • Deploying strict control over operators by limiting access to essential applications
  • Creating two-tier security policies by combining password protection with RFID technology
  • Reducing the risk of data loss by theft

Along with security, other IT Trends to be covered include, industrial thin clients, terminal services, system availability, virtualisation and mobile computing solutions.

They will also showcase Wonderware – InTouch Anywhere, which works in conjunction with Terminal Services, enabling operators to access their plant securely from any device with full Wonderware InTouch HMI functionality.

There will also be live demonstrations of some of the latest technologies on the market and a chance to quiz some of the leading figures in this specialised area of industrial automation. 

About Eoin Ó Riain

Sé Read-out iris uaithoibríoch, ionstraim agus stiúradh na hÉireann agus an "Signpost" a áit ar an idirlín! Read-out is Ireland's journal of automation, instrumentation and control and the Instrumentation Signpost is it's web presence.
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