• DirectIndustry e-Magazine - #32 - CYBERSECURITY & FACTORY OF THE FUTURE - DirectIndustry e-Magazine


    Special video report. Whether it’s Germany’s Industry 4.0, Made in China 2025, or France’s Creative Industry, the goal is to build tomorrow’s factory. But how ? In an effort to find an answer, we went to Saclay near Paris where French researchers and manufacturers are developing and testing tomorrow’s industrial technologies in two lab factories. Watch our investigation report.

    Cybersecurity. Mr. Robot got hacked on a fair in France, while WannaCry popularized a new form of cyber-attack: the ransomware.

    Tradeshows. We were invited to attend PTC’s 2017 edition of LiveWorx that took place in late May in Boston. Watch our video report on the launch of ThingWorx8, the editor’s new version of its IoT platform.


    INDUSTRY 4.0
    International competition makes it essential to innovate and modernize manufacturing systems.

    Mobile and collaborative robots, virtual assembly lines, digital manufacturing. It’s not science fiction, but the fourth industrial revolution. Whether it’s Germany’s Industry 4.0, Made in China 2025, or France’s Creative Industry, the goal is the same—build tomorrow’s factory. The nature of international competition...

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    The engineer suggests hacking a pharmaceutical industry robot to test the efficacy of his solution.

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    Service robots, AGVs, virtual reality. We’re at Industrie Lyon, the largest French industrial trade show. Every two years, 1000 small and medium-sized companies introduce their latest technologies. One of this year’s leading themes is cybersecurity. We’re talking to Manoel Bizien, a Stormshield engineer. Specializing in information security, the company is presenting a new industrial firewall and a cybersecurity plateform, which involved other companies such as Automatique & Industrie, Axians, Schneider and Siemens. Manoel suggests hacking a pharmaceutical industry robot to test the efficacy of the solution. He launches Stuxnet, the worm that attacked an Iranian nuclear plant in 2010. Watch the report.

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    Manufacturing is already the second most common ransomware target, behind the services sector.

    Last month, more than 126,000 people in more than 100 countries were victim of a massive worldwide ransomeware attack, a form of hacking designed to encrypt the target’s data pending payment of a ransom. The WannaCry cyberattack infected U.K. National Health System, Spanish Telcommunication company Telefonica, French...

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    Camille Rustici

    Camille Rustici is a Video Journalist and the Editor-in-Chief for DirectIndustry e-magazine. She has years of experience in business issues for various media including France 24, Associated Press, Radio France…

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    Lindsay Clark

    Lindsay Clark is a freelance journalist specializing in computing. He has won industry awards as news editor at Computer Weekly. He has also written for newspapers including The Guardian, The Financial Times…

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    Chris McCullough

    Chris McCullough is a freelance multimedia journalist with 15 years of experience, based in Northern Ireland, with experience in farming and politics. He has won various awards for his photos and journalism.

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    Daniel Allen

    Daniel Allen is a writer and a photographer. His work has featured in numerous publications, including CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Discovery Channel.

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    Hicham Dhouibi

    Hicham Dhouibi is a mechanical and process engineer with years of experience in automotive, plastic processing and telecom industries. He is one of our in-house industrial experts since 2008.

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    Abigail Saltmarsh

    Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for industry publications (Packaging Europe) and national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).

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    Michael Halpern

    Michael Halpern is a US-born and bred writer with experience in radio. He is also our in-house DirectIndustry anglophone translator.

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    Simon Roloff

    Simon Roloff is a German cinematographer with more than 10 years of experience in filming. He is our video journalist, always ready to cover German fairs with his cam.

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