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NEMA, ISA Announce New Building Systems Cybersecurity Program

NEMA, ISA Announce New Building Systems Cybersecurity Program

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Kirk Anderson, Industry Director, NEMA During a recent Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group meeting, representatives from the Department of Defense (DOD), International Society of Automation (ISA), and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) outlined a new program to address the growing risk of unprotected and underprotected building control systems in the U.S. and abroad. Building Read more […]

BACnet Secure Connect: An IoT Twist on an Established Protocol

BACnet Secure Connect: An IoT Twist on an Established Protocol

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Scott Ziegenfus, Systems Architect, Hubbell Lighting Even though it’s not published yet, it’s possible you’ve heard something about BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC), which has sparked a significant amount of buzz in the building systems industry. The name itself triggers curiosity. Here are some questions you may be asking: How secure is it? How different is it from the BACnet we use today? Read more […]

Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, and Standby Power Discussed at NEMA-Moderated CES 2019 Panel

Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, and Standby Power Discussed at NEMA-Moderated CES 2019 Panel

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, Industry Director, Transportation Division, NEMA The Internet of Things (IoT) wave was evident more than ever at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held recently in Las Vegas where more than 4,500 exhibitors showcased their latest tech innovations. Industry Director Steve Griffith moderated a panel there called, “Navigating Regional and Global Policies for IoT Consumer Markets.” During Read more […]

DITTA Report Underlines Commitment to Cybersecurity

DITTA Report Underlines Commitment to Cybersecurity

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Andrew Northup, Director, Global Affairs, MITA DITTA, the global voice for the diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, healthcare information communication technology, electromedical, and radiopharmaceutical industry, reemphasized its commitment to cybersecurity in the recently published report, “Cybersecurity of Medical Imaging Equipment.” In it, DITTA builds on the cybersecurity white paper MITA’s Read more […]

Securing the Connected Environment

Securing the Connected Environment

Jim Gilsinn, Senior Investigator, Kenexis Consulting Joshua Marpet, Senior Vice President of Compliance and Managed Services, CyberGRC Scott Lyons, Executive Vice President of Business Development, WarCollar Industries Internet of Things (IoT) technology is included in an unprecedented and increasing number of new devices. From smart meters to light bulbs and refrigerators to thermostats, the prevalence of IoT devices continues to grow. Many companies in the industrial control system Read more […]

Enhancing, Coordinating, and Improving Security

Enhancing, Coordinating, and Improving Security

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) Our nation’s energy infrastructure—and specifically our electric grid—deserves more attention in the coming year. The private sector is rapidly innovating and finding ways to update our grid and make us less vulnerable as a nation to cyberattacks. We must also protect against adverse weather and accidents that could significantly impact our economy and threaten public Read more […]

Plan to Safeguard Imaging Facilities

Plan to Safeguard Imaging Facilities

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry. Ruth Tesar, CEO, Optimal Tracers and Northern California PET Imaging Center It seems we hear about natural disasters in the United States on an almost daily basis: fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc., sometimes more than one at a time. Loss of power and utilities often accompanies the disaster, increasing the damage. So how can imaging facilities prepare? First, and most important, Read more […]

2017 Strategic Initiatives: Preparing for a Connected Future

2017 Strategic Initiatives: Preparing for a Connected Future

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA How will the electroindustry change in the next five to ten years? What should we do to prepare manufacturers for the future? These are questions that NEMA addresses each year through its Strategic Initiatives program. Established in 2007, the program helps NEMA members seize emerging market opportunities, solve impending Read more […]

The Internet of Things: A New Age for Manufacturers

The Internet of Things: A New Age for Manufacturers

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Robin Duke-Woolley, Founder and CEO, Beecham Research In offering transformative rather than incremental change, the Internet of Things (IoT) can reshape whole industries—not least of which is manufacturing. According to Accenture, the IoT will add trillions of dollars to the global economy over the next 15 years, and a study by Cisco found that the manufacturing sector will drive 34 percent of total Read more […]

Making Connections with Recombinant Technology

Making Connections with Recombinant Technology

This piece was originally published as the chairwoman’s column in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Maryrose Sylvester, President & CEO, Current, powered by GE Barbara McClintock, the only woman to win an unshared Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, demonstrated the concept of genetic recombination in 1931. Recombination occurs when DNA molecules trade genetic material to create something new—for example, two blue-eyed parents producing a brown-eyed child. This is Read more […]