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IntegrateLIVE! - Protect your control network with open solutions

Posted by Janice Colmer on May 3, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Take part in a new virtual workshop that brings together changemakers in automation.

IntegrateLive! is a new collaboration that aligns integrators, vendors, and end users that share these values:

OPEN: Dedicated to making data flow freely between solutions and willing to work with others, even when they are competitors.
SERVICE: Fair business practices, publicly available pricing, and clear communication about what works and what doesn't.
HUMBLE: Not believing we have all the answers. Together we are better. Striving to learn from others and serve others at the same time.

The end result? An integrated solution ecosystem that you can use to solve everyday industrial problems.

Opto 22 is excited to be a part of this open collaboration and invites you to witness live demonstrations of different vendors' technologies working together.

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Topics: Events & conferences, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, groov RIO, open source

The time is now - protect your industrial control systems

Posted by Janice Colmer on Mar 23, 2022 7:30:00 AM

A recent briefing from the Biden administration White House reiterates the urgency for today's businesses to take extra cybersecurity cautions.

As current events in our world continue to escalate, the potential for Russia to retaliate against United States sanctions has become a very real threat. President Biden's message this week warned all businesses must act now to protect themselves against cybersecurity attacks.

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Topics: groov EPIC, cybersecurity, EPIC Security

New cybersecurity video en Español

Posted by Norma Rodriguez on Feb 28, 2022 7:30:00 AM

Ver y aprender que significa tener un sistema de control industrial seguro.

Hace tiempo que se sabe que la automatización industrial viene con vulnerabilidades en la tecnología y en práctica. Los PLCs de antes no fueron diseñados para las conexiones de redes LAN no confiables o para el internet. Y la contraseña escrita en una nota ya no es suficiente para la política de seguridad de hoy en día. Así es que, ¿cuál es la solución?

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Topics: groov EPIC, cybersecurity, EPIC Security, Ciberseguridad

Video: How to create SSL/TLS certificates with groov devices

Posted by Janice Colmer on Feb 3, 2022 1:03:51 PM

Follow this new cybersecurity video series demonstrating key product features that keep your systems safe.

Terry Orchard is back in the OptoDemo studio and delivering some valuable content you don't want to miss! His latest developer video series takes a closer look at using self-signed certificates with your groov EPIC or groov RIO devices.

The goal is to ensure both trusted and encrypted connections—another way groov products deliver cybersecurity right out of the box.

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Topics: groov EPIC, cybersecurity, certificate, groov RIO

How to configure SSL/TLS server certificates on groov devices

Posted by Norma Rodriguez on Oct 20, 2021 10:43:02 AM

Security certificates are critical tools for designing cybersecure automation systems, and they're easier to set up on your groov devices than you might think.

Have you ever seen a warning message from your browser telling you a connection is untrusted and asking if you want to proceed anyway? If you're connecting to groov Manage, then the connection this message refers to is actually your groov EPIC or RIO!

But what if I told you that in a few simple steps you can prove to browsers and other connected systems that network communications to your groov devices are secure, encrypted, and protecting your automation assets?

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Topics: groov EPIC, cybersecurity, EPIC Security

New video: Cybersecurity out of the box

Posted by Janice Colmer on Oct 18, 2021 9:19:34 AM

Watch and learn what it means to have a secure industrial controls system.

Industrial automation has long been known to carry cybersecurity vulnerabilities at the levels of both technology and practice. Legacy PLCs weren’t designed for connections to untrusted LANs or the internet, and the old password-on-a-sticky-note security policy just doesn’t cut it anymore. So, what's the solution?

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Topics: groov EPIC, cybersecurity, EPIC Security

Cómo elevar su estrategia de seguridad para los sistemas de automatización

Posted by Norma Rodriguez on Oct 4, 2021 11:51:35 AM

Las mejores prácticas para el groov EPIC y la ciberseguridad

Habrá oído de ataques informáticos y cómo han afectado a empresas grandes y chicas. Sus sistemas o los de sus clientes trabajan bien, pero habrá más que se puede hacer para proteger esos sistemas? Hay estratégias de seguridad que puede incorporar a sus sistemas existentes.

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Topics: cybersecurity, EPIC Security

Your OT cybersecurity questions answered

Posted by Janice Colmer on Aug 2, 2021 9:34:08 AM

Get help designing a secure industrial automation system with Opto 22's cybersecurity resources.

When you use groov EPIC or groov RIO products, you can rest assured you're getting cybersecurity ready products, right out of the box. There is even a groov EPIC Cybersecurity Technical Guide to help you design a secure system with step-by-step instructions.

With cybersecurity being one of the top concerns in today's industry, we decided it was important to address all your questions on security. We've put together several resources in a single location on the Opto 22 website to help you better understand your options when it comes to building the most secure control system possible.

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Topics: Security, MQTT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, groov RIO

How to add cybersecurity features to your legacy systems

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Opto 22's latest webinar covers how to get important data from legacy PLC systems quickly and securely.

Another great resource on cybersecurity is now available as an on-demand webinar. This latest webcast set out to show how your company's digital transformation and IIoT goals can be met. Presented by Opto 22's Benson Hougland, the webinar topics include:

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Topics: Webinars, IIoT, MQTT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, groov RIO, digital transformation

MQTT is the key: how to securely access your OT network data

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 7, 2021 10:00:46 AM

Our recent webinar with Cirrus Link Solutions is now available on-demand with an in-depth overview of edge device security using the MQTT with Sparkplug B protocol.

We hope you were able to join us last week for another webinar that took a deep dive into the world of cybersecurity in industrial automation. The webinar recording is now available for those who might have missed those impressive product demos and discussions of how to solve your data security concerns.

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Topics: Webinars, MQTT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, groov RIO

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