AM Botnet as a Vector for Energy Market Manipulation

Posted on August 21st, 2023

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reported 16 potential market manipulation cases in 2018.  The 1990’s saw a restructuring of the electric grid in the USA with a shift from government owned infrastructure to privatized.  This introduced trading markets for electricity featuring a day-ahead market and a real-time market.  14 of the 16 suspected market […]

Building Trust in AI Manufacturing Systems with BISON

Posted on August 11th, 2023

To extract the greatest value from advanced manufacturing, a shift to codesign with AI is needed to realize the full potential of DfAM (design for additive manufacturing).  3D printing offers unlimited design freedom, giving the advantage to reduce weight via intelligent lattices and topology optimization that were not previously possible with subtractive methods. AI codesign […]

Proactive Defense: Preparing for Cyber Threats in Additive Manufacturing

Posted on July 28th, 2023

As additive manufacturing (AM) matures and continues to gain popularity, it becomes an increasingly attractive target for cyberattacks. Therefore, being proactive in preparing for these security threats, particularly for high-value targets, is of paramount importance. A recently published paper [1] identifies the importance of developing and implementing a forensic readiness model to prepare for attacks […]

Prints, Piracy, and Protection: Safeguarding 3D IP

Posted on July 21st, 2023

The growing accessibility of 3D printers and downloadable models online has made it easier than ever to produce products and printed parts from home.  Millions of digital design files are available for sale or for free online.  Intellectual property (IP) owners have a strong interest in protecting their work and preventing the counterfeit manufacturing of […]

Adding a “Dimension” to Swatting

Posted on April 27th, 2023

Imagine you are a hobbyist 3D printer who has not considered the cybersecurity concerns of your connected additive devices.  You are out grocery shopping and come home to flashing lights and dozens of police officers.  You see them carry an evidence bag with a small 3D printed object in it that you have never seen […]

Goal Zero Firmware Inverter Exploitation – Disrupting AM with a UPS

Posted on March 10th, 2023

Can 3D print operations be disrupted from an upstream exploit?  In this blog we will explore how an alternative energy solution for powering AM equipment can be exploited to disrupt manufacturing operations.  A second round of Hollywood hack fact checking will occur pertaining to Mr. Robot and battery exploitation that was based on this event.  […]