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MESA Smart Manufacturing Community: Smart Connected Factory

MESA Smart Manufacturing Community: Smart Connected Factory

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM) (CDT)


Come share your experiences, stories, questions, and what you have learned in a safe, non-commercial environment. We seek to understand the state of the market, understand what companies have done that has or has not worked, documenting questions that MESA and the community can help answer. Overall, the goal is to accelerate each participant’s learning and progress toward Smart Manufacturing. 

Topic: OT Security in a Smart Connected Factory

Industry 4.0, and IIOT, require vertical integration if the IT/OT layers.  While this supports the goals of these initiatives, and enables many new use cases through the more integrated, near real-time view of factory performance, it also opens doors that can, potentially, be exploited through access of the OT layer by bad actors.  How can we open the OT layer to support these goals while continuing to secure that layer to prevent malicious activities?

Questions to be discussed include:

  • Is this a real issue for you due to integration of IT/OT (or for other reasons)?
  • Do the benefits of this integration outweigh the risks?
  • What are the threats you are focused on?
  • How can we open OT for integration while continuing to secure this layer?


  • Thanks to our Sponsor(s) 
  • Facilitator introduction 
  • Community & Group overview – why participate and what to expect 
  • Smart Manufacturing Paradigm 
  • Thanks to our Sponsor(s) 
  • Summary of last meeting 
  • Today's subject 
  • Wrap up 
  • Next meeting 
  • How to keep the conversation going 
  • Thanks

Not registered for MESA's Smart Manufacturing Community? Register here!  (Open for members and nonmembers) Once you are registered, you will be sent a calendar invite with the call-in information. Learn more about MESA's Smart Manufacturing Community Groups

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM) (CDT)
Smart Manufacturing Community Group
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