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Motor controllers: build or buy?
Maxon motor often hears experienced engineers talk of developing their own controller for their application, as it’s perceived as being an easy thing to do and, therefore, a cheaper option. But is it? Mark Gibbons, Technical Engineer, maxon motor UK, answers the question.
Why the nuclear industry is a good cyber-security example
The nuclear industry is a prime example of a regulated industry that has adopted practices to help facilities easily achieve compliance through education and transparency. Though not all industries are regulated, they can still learn a lot from the nuclear industry. Tony Berning, senior manager, OPSWAT recently attended a workshop for the Nuclear Information Technology Strategic Leadership (NITSL) in Minneapolis, MN. The focus of the workshop was to discuss IT-related issues in the nuclear industry as well as define and share best practices for the implementation of IT systems. A significant consideration in the implementation of such systems is the concern over securing them against threats, which can be addressed by malware detection and data sanitisation systems. Here he shares some points from the workshop.