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ArcherPoint Manufacturing Quarterly
2nd Quarter, 2016




Manufacturers Could Benefit from Proposed Government Cybersecurity Plan

The Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) proposed by President Obama recently is focused on addressing the growing issue of cyber threats against the federal government. Although the plan doesn’t address the manufacturing industry specifically, it has the potential to encourage collaboration with manufacturers. Cyber attacks in manufacturing represent a threat to the U.S. not only economically, but also in critical areas such as food and pharmaceuticals. That and the increasing role IIoT is playing should spur the feds to include securing manufacturing as one of the primary goals of CNAP.

Read the full article at Manufacturing Business Technology




Manufacturing Growth Accelerates Beyond Predictions

The economy is continuing to show growth—and manufacturing is finally part of the picture. According to several reports, activity expanded at a faster pace than expected in May, and factories are using this bump to prepare for bigger gains later this year. The only exception to this positive trend has been in employment, but overall, everything is looking more positive, and manufacturers surveyed are “cautiously optimistic.”

Read the full article at Industry Week.



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