In this week’s show, we issue a major correction owing to my lack of pop culture information, discuss a fully automated T-shirt factory and wonder why we don’t have more exciting news from the world of energy harvesting technology. On the smart home front, Kevin and I rethink our aversion to Apple’s HomeKit, discuss Google Home’s preview program and the potential for the Amazon Echo to offer multi-room audio. Finally, I talk about the gadget I’ve been waiting for for the last 18 months. No, it’s not the refrigerated crock pot.
For those that want to experience a chill, stick around for Mike Spear, the ?Global Operations Manager, Industrial Cyber Security at ?Honeywell Process Solutions. He discusses everything from the differences in securing oil refiners and paper-making plants to how to train IT folks to think like a manufacturing security expert. Of course, one of the main issues with technology today is cybersecurity and the ability of hackers to get into systems and have access to your data and clients’ data. Luckily there are places similar to Fleetsmith that give support to businesses that require help managing their networks while keeping them protected from external breaches. He also looks at the development of cybersecurity as a career. If something along these lines of securing networks and systems sounds like a dream job to you, you might want to pursue an MS MIS from a university such as the University of Alabama Birmingham. We also revisit Petya and dig into who should pay for securing plants when compromising them doesn’t necessarily hurt the company’s bottom line, but might hurt the environment or national security. Enjoy the show!
- I can’t believe how many T-shirts this factory makes
- HomeKit breaks Apple’s historical model and that’s okay
- The Mighty player rocks!
- How to train an IT security expert for manufacturing security
- Which countries are creating good cyber risk regulations?