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Date / Time: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 12:00 p.m. New York
Can outsiders hack into your network? The factory floor is now connected to the outside world. While extended networks give companies powerful efficiency and opportunities for optimization, it also means that someone can crack the network. This opens up a whole mess of Pandora boxes. IT wants to create safety measures to prevent the intrusions of hackers and viruses. But that means shutting down the plant for the upgrades and patches. The control managers don't want the plant to shut down for network protection efforts. This webinar looks at solutions that work for both IT and control managers. Eric J. Byres, CTO and VP Engineering of Tofino Security
joins Design News' Rob Spiegel to explore ways you can stay ahead of the hackers.
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