Tatiana Galibus

The end of December 2021 brought alarming news for digital service companies all over the world due to the discovery of a critical vulnerability in the Apache Log4j library. This open-source library is broadly used for logging security and performance information. That is why Log4j is a common part of consumer and enterprise services and applications. Sadly, it also affects manufacturing companies, as it is widely used in operational technology products.

Tatiana Galibus

At Sirris cybersecurity experts gain interesting learning experience from individual coaching on company premises. In this blog we share with you some of the many practical observations from the field. Here are some tips based on our experience with supply chain security and how it is dealt with in the companies.

Ludwig De Locht

By adding digital services to a physical product - digital servitisation - you can build a long-term relationship with your customers and create value for your company and for your customers.

Ludwig De Locht

Digital servitisation is the enrichment of a physical product with digital services in order to offer more added value to your customers. In other words, you develop a smart product. For example, as a smartwatch manufacturer, you can offer your user a personalised training programme via an app that takes into account the user’s wishes, goals... and which he can then consult on his watch.

Kevin Van Vaerenbergh

A small part of discarded household appliances that are now shredded could be reused or refurbished, or their components reused in the refurbishing process. Refurnished household appliances can offer people in energy poverty an alternative to energy-consuming appliances. Through advanced data analytics and cognitive and assistive operator support the efficiency of the refurbishing process can be increased.

Patrick Coomans
Tatiana Galibus

Industrial OT environments appear to be low-hanging fruit for cybercriminals. At the same time, much of the manufacturing industry is inadequately prepared for cyber threats and attacks. That's why Sirris and Agoria decided to bring together manufacturing companies in a learning network around the topic of cybersecurity in OT and more specifically around being able to detect threats and anomalies in the production environment.

Caroline Mair

Few technologies capture the imagination as much as artificial intelligence. Being able to adjust the present or predict the future based on data: which entrepreneur does not want this? Especially in industrial environments, data is considered the new gold. You work not only with data from people, but also from machines. The latter can be adjusted with new insights, in order to optimise the processes. Sounds good in theory, but where to start?

Nick Boucart

Today is all about digital transformation, serving customers through apps and websites, or capturing all kinds of data through sensors and doing great things with it. All that information and the success stories obviously make people dream about how that would work in their own context.

 

Tatiana Galibus
Annanda Rath
Christophe Michiels

Sirris has recently launched its cybersecurity service for manufacturing. As we start to reach out to companies via our free intake or individual coaching, we receive more and more questions about connectivity. For manufacturers it seems a complex matter, but with several structured tips it can be easily resolved.

Wim Codenie

The international collaborative research project BIMy has been awarded with the ITEA Award of Excellence for Innovation. The ITEA project BIMy focused on how building information modelling (BIM) can be used and exploited beyond its normal use, and how to improve integration of BIM and geographic information systems (GIS). It created a shared space for digital representations of construction projects in their environments, enabling collaboration between multiple stakeholders within the Smart City domain and paving the road for new applications.