Safety Insights

How Do Meltdown and Spectre Affect Safety Systems?

Meltdown and Spectre are security vulnerabilities recently discovered in modern processors. These lapses mean data stored on millions of devices could be stolen by hackers. However, there are safety solutions that are not subject to this and action may not be required.

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The Top 5 Megatrends in the Rail Industry

Change is in the air – the rail industry’s global business environment has transformed considerably in recent years. Increasing internationalization and digitization call for standardized technologies, as well as rail products and applications that comply with the relevant standards. But decision makers still have other obstacles to overcome.

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Top Three Cyberattacks Threatening Industrial Plants in 2018

Industrial companies feel safe: In Germany, 62 percent believe that they are very well-protected, or at least well-protected, against internet threats. But the risk posed by cybercriminals is rising. Plant operators should brace themselves for these three types of attack.

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Attacks in the Digital Age: Industrial Cyberthreats

Close to 70 percent of German companies and institutes were targeted by hackers in 2016 and 2017 – and one in two attacks were successful. The trend is on the rise. Hackers are becoming ever more sophisticated, while systems are becoming more interconnected and therefore more vulnerable.

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Checklist: Is Your Plant Cybersecure?

Cyberattacks against industrial plants are now meticulously planned ahead, well-funded, and specifically tailored to their target. How do plant operators recognize whether their own systems are cybersecure?

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Rise of the Cobots: Man and Machine, Hand in Hand

Robots are stronger, more enduring, and more precise than humans. However, machines lack the ability to moderate their power and solve problems independently. For this reason, more and more collaborative robots (cobots) are being deployed to work alongside humans in Industry 4.0. Special technologies and integrated safety functions are designed to ensure this works safely.