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Making Cyber-Security a Priority in the Manufacturing Industry

Posted on April 20th, 2020
manufacturing industry

Unless you’re paid to be clued into security measures, it can feel like a big undertaking to consider and prepare for the growing range of cyber-security needs. If you’re like most of us, electronics and related security matters bump along in a semi-automated function. When an app or operating device such as a phone or desktop suggests an upgrade, it’s easy to hit “ok” with little thought to what’s happening behind the scenes. Just such a scenario is ideal for hackers who plan on challenging the status quo when least expected. Continuing Vigilance Not surprisingly, much of the cyber-security information released at the beginning of the year warned of more security breaches to come and the need for efficient procedures to counteract lurking security threats. An article published on AnalyticsInsight.net said, “99% of vulnerabilities exploited will keep on being ones…

Encouraging STEM Skills in Manufacturing

Posted on November 19th, 2019
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Science, technology, engineering and math are critical keystones for the longevity of many industries, including manufacturing. Recognizing the skills gap rapidly approaching as fewer students decide to focus on STEM-related subjects, a variety of non-profit and educational organizations are stepping up to the plate to begin rectifying the situation one student at a time. These resources are diverse. Children can find introduction and skill building for STEM at the local library with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and Girls Who Code, just to name a few. While many of these examples will generate dividends in the future, the manufacturing industry is one of several industries already facing a skills gap as a lack of employees possess STEM-related skills. With 2.4 million STEM jobs projected to go unfilled, industries are looking for ways to mend the gap with more immediacy….