Critical Industrial Flaws Pose Patching Headache For Manufacturers

When it comes to patching critical flaws, industrial firms face various challenges – with some needing to shut down entire factories in order to apply updates. Continue reading Critical Industrial Flaws Pose Patching Headache For Manufacturers

Xometry raises $75M Series E to expand custom manufacturing marketplace

When companies need to find manufacturers to build custom parts, it’s not always an easy process, especially during a pandemic. Xometry, a 7-year old startup based in Maryland has built an online marketplace where companies can find manufacturers across the world with excess capacity to build whatever they need. Today, the company announced a $75 […] Continue reading Xometry raises $75M Series E to expand custom manufacturing marketplace

Xometry raises $75M Series E to expand custom manufacturing marketplace

When companies need to find manufacturers to build custom parts, it’s not always an easy process, especially during a pandemic. Xometry, a 7-year old startup based in Maryland has built an online marketplace where companies can find manufacturers across the world with excess capacity to build whatever they need. Today, the company announced a $75 […] Continue reading Xometry raises $75M Series E to expand custom manufacturing marketplace

Surge in Cyberattacks Puts Manufacturing OT Systems at Risk

The fourth industrial revolution has failed to address the extraordinary surge in cyberattacks that put manufacturing OT systems and automation at risk.
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How the government is keeping hackers from disrupting coronavirus vaccine research

Six months ago, as professional sports were postponed indefinitely, schools were shuttering, Tom Hanks was the poster boy for COVID-19, and President Donald Trump addressed a nervous nation, people at the highest levels of the U.S. government became laser-focused on one idea: Coronavirus vaccine research needed to be defended from hacking attempts. Soon after the World Health Organization declared a pandemic, the Pentagon’s Defense Digital Service and the National Security Agency got to work on a behind-the-scenes protection mission for “Operation Warp Speed,” the U.S. government program responsible for producing 300 million coronavirus vaccine doses by January 2021. Known as the Security and Assurance portion of Operation Warp Speed, the mission is no small effort. Consisting of people from DDS, NSA, FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services, it has been running behind the scenes for months, and is being detailed here for the first time. […]

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Pininfarina-designed battery production plant planned for Wales

Plans are afoot to build a monster battery cell production facility in the UK, but it’s not going to another Tesla Gigafactory. Startup Britishvolt expects construction of its 30-GWh GigaPlant to start in Wales next year.Continue ReadingCategory: Autom… Continue reading Pininfarina-designed battery production plant planned for Wales

Making PCBs the Easy Way

Building a PCB at home can be frought. If you’re etching, there are chemicals and the nuances of toner transfer. If you’re milling, getting the surface height just right, and not breaking those pointy little v-cutters is always a challenge. [Robin] has tips for both of these cases, and solves …read more

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Digi-Key Hacks UV Into Conveyor Line to Protect Warehouse Staff

No doubt that every hacker has already heard of Digi-Key, the electronic component distributor that makes it just as possible to order one of something as it is to order a thousand of it. As an essential business, Digi-Key has been open during the duration of the lockdown since they …read more

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The Hackaday Prize: Field Ready Is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Relief

It’s one of the enduring images of a humanitarian aid mobilization: military transport planes lined up on runways, ready to receive pallets of every conceivable supply. The cardboard boxes on those shrink-wrapped pallets are filled with everything from baby formula to drinking water, and will join crates filled with the …read more

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Computer network ‘disruption’ forces Honda to cancel some production

A “disruption” to Japanese carmaker Honda’s computer network forced the company to cancel some production operations on Monday, according to a company spokesperson. The incident occurred Sunday and Honda’s IT personnel are still responding to the situation, Honda spokesman Chris Abbruzzese told CyberScoop. He declined to answer questions on the cause of the incident or where it was affecting the company geographically. But another statement from Honda to the BBC said the incident has “also [had] an impact on production systems outside of Japan.” Cybersecurity researchers said that malicious software samples associated with the incident suggested a ransomware attack had occurred. Vitali Kremez, a strategic adviser to cybersecurity company SentinelOne, said he suspected a strain of ransomware known as Snake or EKANS was the cause of the incident. The ransomware appears to have been coded to check that it was on Honda’s networks before executing, Kremez said. EKANS ransomware emerged last […]

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