Addressing Known and Unknown Operational Technology Threats

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a convergence of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical and digital worlds, known as cyber-physical systems. And it is utterly transforming the technology systems that support things we don’t usually see, like manufacturing, transportation, energy production and distribution, water and waste management, Continue Reading

Understanding the Explosion of IoT and Its Impact

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us, with the digital transformation of business largely consisting of automation, AI, and rapid technological innovation. Industrial processes and machines are becoming smarter and more modular. A critical enabler of this transformation is the Internet of Things (IoT). Smart, always-connected devices provide real-time contextual Continue Reading

Industry 4.0 and Application Virtualization

What Is Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 – The first industrial revolution was powered by steam—the second, by electricity and the assembly lines that led to mass production. Automation led the third revolution from the 1960s onward. For instance, General Motors installed robotic arms to assist their assembly lines in 1961.     Today, we are entering the fourth industrial revolution, or as many prefer to call it, Industry 4.0. In this technological paradigm, computers and automation will come together in a new and innovative way. Artificial Intelligence Continue Reading

Fortinet Security Fabric: Protecting the Unique Environment of Industrial Control Systems

Industrial Control System (ICS) is a general term for command and control systems designed to support industrial processes. We find ICS environments in all industries: manufacturing, automotive, medical systems, refineries, power, water, and more. With the rise of Industrial IoT (I-IoT), connected devices such as electric meters, water flow gauges, pipeline Continue Reading

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