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The Legacy Effect on Industrial Networks

on 4/12/18 8:00 AM By | Patrick Nixdorf | 0 Comments | Network TAPs Network Design Industrial Ethernet
If you read enough articles about the evolution of industrial networks, you might think the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to take over the world. And while it’s important to plan ahead for the significant changes that IIoT will require, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
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The State of Industrial Ethernet and Industrial Internet of Things in 2018

on 3/15/18 8:00 AM By | Patrick Nixdorf | 0 Comments | Industrial Ethernet
Lack of budget, unclear path to ROI, imperfect strategic vision, interoperability problems. These are just a few of the reasons why the shift to Industrial Ethernet has been slow. But while industrial leaders could make do without Industrial Ethernet in the past, it’s becoming increasingly essential.
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Surprise—Copper Cables Still Dominate Industrial Networks

on 2/27/18 8:00 AM By | Patrick Nixdorf | 0 Comments | Network Infrastructure Industrial Ethernet
We’ve been talking a lot about the security implications of the Industrial Ethernet as traditionally closed networks adapt to demands for improved bandwidth and open connectivity. However, cyber attacks aren’t the only things that can bring an industrial network down—you have to make sure you have the right approach to network connectivity as well. Let’s take a look at why copper cabling is so popular for Industrial Ethernet and how network architects can best approach their connectivity options.
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How to Defend Against TRITON Industrial Malware

on 1/25/18 8:00 AM By | Patrick Nixdorf | 0 Comments | Hacks and Data Breaches Industrial Ethernet
For all the concerns over Industrial Ethernet and IIoT security in recent years, there aren’t many identified malware families poised to take down critical infrastructure. In fact, since the 2010 Stuxnet attack in Iran, there have only been a handful of unique malware kits in the industrial sector. However, security researchers recently uncovered the latest malware targeting critical infrastructure—TRITON.
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[Video] Network Connectivity: Industrial Ethernet

on 1/18/18 8:00 AM By | Patrick Nixdorf | 0 Comments | Industrial Ethernet
In our recent webinar with Palo Alto’s Fuel User Group on network connectivity, we went over two main topics, one on Cabling and Connectors, and the other on 100M Copper networks in Industrial Ethernet environments.
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Dragonfly Power Grid Attacks Hit Home—Now What?

September 2017 has been a bad month for Americans. Here’s what has consumed the news so far: Two catastrophic, physical disasters on US soil—Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma 143 million Americans impacted by the massive Equifax data breach. And the sleeper news that is being overlooked is the recent evidence of cyber attacks against the U.S. power grid.
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