Bamburi Cement, based in Kenya, is the largest manufacturer of cement in Eastern Africa, producing around 5,000 tons every day. While the company knew it needed to beef up security to mitigate risk and protect the facilities from an increase in organized crime, the trick was finding a solution that wouldn't interrupt business operations.
China has had a tough 2020. Intellectual property rights infringement, stealing university and U.S. government-funded research, spys routed out in public, Hong-Kong takeover, Human-right abuses, Coronavirus cover-ups, supply-chain bog downs, and the list goes on. The conclusion is that China has lost its luster with businesses in the United States and abroad. These issues are not new; instead, they have reached a boiling point where the international business community is getting leary of putting too many eggs in China’s basket. The U.S. government has certainly done its share to bring many of these things to light. And while this is happening, and companies look elsewhere to move, the possibilities of increasing North America manufacturing has become more attractive than ever.
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) launched the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), a $111 million public-private partnership. Led by UTSA, the university will enter into a five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to lead a consortium of 59 proposed member institutions in introducing a cybersecure energy-ROI that drives American manufacturers and supply chains to further adopt secure, energy-efficient approaches, ultimately securing and sustaining the nation's leadership in global manufacturing competitiveness.
TrapX Security released findings of a research survey in partnership with the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). The survey asked 150 cyber and IT professionals directly involved in security strategy, control and operations within manufacturing organizations about their current and future concerns.
Italian bottling company S.I.BE.G. srl invested in wearables for two of its plant and its headquarters locations to help with contact-tracing as well as ensure employees and visitors adhere to social-distancing guidelines.
Six out of ten businesses target geographic diversification of supply chains to build resilience.
August 11, 2020
According to the Supply Chain Resilience Report 2020 from 3D Hubs, cybersecurity issues have affected less than 10% of firms over the past 10 years, compared to 60% that have suffered directly as a result of COVID-19 disruption.
Honda's global operations have been hit with a ransomware attack. The company said earlier that the attack had affected operations at several facilities, as well as both customer service and financial services operations.