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Editor: Jonathan Severn
6th March 2019

We often cover machinery safety topics in this newsletter and, from time to time, we carry items about cyber security. This month I want to draw your attention to new guidelines published by ISO, namely ISO/TR 22100-4, 'Safety of machinery - Relationship with ISO 12100 - Part 4: Guidance to machinery manufacturers for consideration of related IT-security (cyber security) aspects.'

As manufacturers adopt Industry 4.0 principles and the use of 'smart' production technologies, so the level of connectivity increases and, consequently, the risks relating to cyber security. ISO/TR 22100-4 will help machine builders identify and address IT security threats that can influence the safety of personnel in the vicinity of a machine as well as the safety of the production output - such as undercooked food products. Find out more about ISO/TR 22100-4 at


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